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Gun rights supporters rally on the north steps of the State Capitol Saturday. (WTIC Photo)

Gun Rights Rally at State Capitol

Men with guns take over the north steps of the State Capitol… for a nonviolent protest of Connecticut’s new gun control law.

04/20/2013

Shortly after debate on a gun control bill began in the state Senate, there was shouting in the halls outside the chamber.  State Capitol Police responded. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Gun Bill Debate Underway At Capitol

Responding to one of the worst massacres in state history, Connecticut lawmakers are expected to pass a package of gun control and other measures, described by supporters as the most comprehensive in the country

04/03/2013

WTIC Photo

Gun Rights Advocates On Hand For Capitol Vote

Hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford ahead of a vote in the General Assembly on proposed gun-control legislation.

04/03/2013

Nicole and Ian Hockley (John Moore/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Mother Says She’s Pleased with Gun Control Proposal

The mother of a child killed in the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown says she’s grateful and pleased with the gun control proposal that state lawmakers have unveiled.

04/02/2013

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Long Line For Gun Hearing At State Capitol

Witnesses and spectators interested in attending the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group’s informational hearing at the State Capitol Monday found themselves in a line stretching down the sidewalk, as Capitol Police checked visitors through metal detectors.

01/28/2013

Chris Murphy swearing-in (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Murphy Sworn In As State’s Newest U.S. Senator

Chris Murphy took the oath of office on Thursday to become Connecticut’s newest U.S. senator, replacing the retiring Joe Lieberman.

01/03/2013

State Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Lawmakers Return To Hartford For Special Session

Connecticut lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol to finish work on the state budget.

06/09/2012

Mixed Martial Arts (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Sport)

Time Running Out For Mixed Martial Arts Legislation

Time may be running out to legalize and regulate mixed martial arts matches in Connecticut.

05/09/2012

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Prison Credit Bill Fails Committee Vote

A bill that would make certain Connecticut prisoners ineligible to receive early release credits for participating in rehabilitation and other programs has failed to pass committee vote.

04/02/2012

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Death Penalty Opponents To March

Connecticut Christian religious leaders who oppose the death penalty will be marching in Hartford in favor of repealing the punishment at the state level.

04/02/2012

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