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  • Drones, Privacy: Legislative Issues Reflect Changing Times

    Drones, Privacy: Legislative Issues Reflect Changing Times
    HARTFORD — The coming legislative session is likely to be dominated by the usual fights over taxes and spending. But lawmakers are also poised to ponder other issues that reflect changes in the social fabric propelled by technology. From...
  • Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal

    The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital. Darlene...
  • Sen. Looney Names New Legislative Committee Chairs

    Sen. Looney Names New Legislative Committee Chairs
    Incoming Senate president Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority’s agenda, which Looney said will focused on “...
  • New Legislative Committee Leaders Named

    HARTFORD — Incoming Senate President Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority's agenda, which Looney said will focus on...
  • Connecticut House Democrats Name New Committee Leaders

    Connecticut House Democrats Name New Committee Leaders
    House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on Friday announced a slate of new committee leaders, including new leaders for the powerful judiciary and finance panels. Rep. Jefferey Berger, a Democrat from Waterbury, will serve as co-chairman of the Finance, Revenue...
  • Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected

    Gun Bill Supporters Overwhelmingly Re-Elected
    Connecticut Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey reportedly said some Democrats, particularly freshmen, lost seats in the General Assembly because they voted yes on the 2013 gun safety reform bill. Speaker Sharkey's assessment of the political risk of...
  • Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Looney As Senate President Pro Tem

    Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Looney As Senate President Pro Tem
    Three years ago, state Senate Republicans had three rising stars who all graduated from Yale. Sens. John McKinney, Andrew Roraback and Leonard Fasano were all moderate Republicans who served together for years and crafted legislation together. After...
  • Republicans Now Hold Most Seats In Connecticut House Since 1994

    Republicans Now Hold Most Seats In Connecticut House Since 1994
    The national Republican tidal wave actually did come to Connecticut — it landed in the state House of Representatives. Republicans won 10 additional seats Tuesday and now have their highest total since 1994, the year that Newt Gingrich swept to...
  • Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Witkos As Deputy

    Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Witkos As Deputy
    Three years ago, the state Senate Republicans had three rising stars who all graduated from Yale. Senators John McKinney, Andrew Roraback, and Leonard Fasano were all moderate Republicans who served together for years and crafted legislation together....
  • CT House GOP - Most Members Since 1994

    CT House GOP - Most Members Since 1994
    The national Republican tidal wave actually did come to Connecticut – and it landed in the state House of Representatives. The Republicans won 10 additional seats Tuesday night and now have their highest total since 1994 – the year that Newt...
  • Democrats Rip Foley's Urban Agenda

    Democrats Rip Foley's Urban Agenda
    Members of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a news conference Wednesday morning to denounce Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley's urban policy proposals. Malloy called Foley "an individual who...