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  • Bill That Could Save Lives May Be Slipping Away, Coalition Says

    HARTFORD — Advocates for legislation that would require gun owners subject to a temporary restraining order to turn in their firearms said they fear the proposal may not come up for a vote this year. With the General Assembly constitutionally...
  • Rare Saturday Session At State Capitol

    Rare Saturday Session At State Capitol
    In a rare Saturday session at the state Capitol, the House of Representatives was debating a wide variety of issues at the same time that negotiators were locked behind closed doors in an attempt to strike a deal on the two-year, $40 billion budget....
  • House Backs Move To Start Process For New Casino

    House Backs Move To Start Process For New Casino
    HARTFORD — The House of Representatives voted early Friday to approve a bill that would start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, despite concerns about complicated legal issues that could derail any actual construction....
  • Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation

    Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cautioned legislative leaders against using a sales-tax increase for municipal aid, saying he sees the tax as a likely funding source for his ambitious transportation initiative, sources said Thursday. The...
  • Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill

    Minority Lawmakers and Senate Leaders Join In Push for Body Cameras, Police Use-of-Force Bill
    HARTFORD – The legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus joined with the two top Senate leaders Thursday to identify a key priority for the remaining days of the General Assembly session, the passage of major legislation requiring police body...
  • House Leaders: Bill Expanding Worker's Compensation Needs Further Study

    HARTFORD — A bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for police and firefighters is unlikely to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives this year. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Minority leader Themis...
  • Fundraiser Tuesday To Help Pay Donovan Debt

    Fundraiser Tuesday To Help Pay Donovan Debt
    Democrat Chris Donovan was once one of the most powerful politicians in Connecticut. As House Speaker, he held influence over numerous bills, particularly in the final days of the legislative session when the clock was running out. When he was running...
  • Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path

    Senate OKs Casino Bill, But Plots A Cautious Path
    HARTFORD — The Senate voted narrowly late Wednesday to start the process of authorizing a third casino in Connecticut, although proceeding on a cautious path that would buy the state more time to sort out complicated legal issues. The Senate...
  • House Adjourns After Midnight; Back Again At Noon Thursday

    House Adjourns After Midnight; Back Again At Noon Thursday
    After a long day that featured a high-profile dust-up between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and House Republican leader Themis Klarides about racism, the state House of Representatives adjourned after midnight. The gavel came down at about 12:08 a.m. Thursday,...
  • 'Economic Urgency' Keeping Wage Penalty Bill Alive

    'Economic Urgency' Keeping Wage Penalty Bill Alive
    Preachers and politicians took to the podium Thursday at the state Capitol to sing the praises of a bill they say would help low-wage workers, a press conference with the soaring cadence of a prayer meeting, complete with benediction imploring the Lord to...
  • House Republicans Protest Governor's Racism Remarks

    House Republicans Protest Governor's Racism Remarks
    HARTFORD — The House of Representatives came to an abrupt halt for five hours Wednesday after Republicans walked out of the chamber to protest remarks by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they said implied their opposition to his criminal justice...