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More Tribal Casinos Bill Clears Committee

A bill that would authorize Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up to three jointly operated casinos is moving through the legislative process.

03/19/2015

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Hearing Planned For Assisted Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients to end their lives. The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold a […]

03/14/2015

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Leaders Tapped To Fill Legislative Black And Latino Caucus

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Norwalk state Rep. Bruce Morris will be leading the General Assembly’s Black and Latino Caucus in the new session. Morris, who is a deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, was […]

01/10/2015

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Lawmakers: Horses Not Vicious

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A new Connecticut law clarifies that horses are not inherently vicious, refuting two court decisions involving a horse in Milford that bit a child. The state Senate approved the legislation 35-0 […]

05/06/2014

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Bill Streamlining Raffle Rules Heads to Governor

A bill that attempts to make it easier for charitable organizations in Connecticut to raise money from bazaars and raffles is heading to the governor’s desk.

05/01/2014

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Lawmakers Facing Last Full Week of Session

Time is running out on this year’s session of the Connecticut General Assembly.

04/26/2014

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GOP Offers State Budget Alternative

Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor’s proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state’s earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn’t include what the GOP calls Democratic “gimmicks.”

04/17/2014

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Hearing Set for Bill on Conn. Child Guardians

A state legislative committee has scheduled a public hearing on a bill prompted by complaints from parents involved in contentious child custody cases.

03/31/2014

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Conn. Assisted Suicide Bill Draws Large Crowd

Connecticut lawmakers are hearing emotional testimony from those who oppose and support proposed legislation allowing physicians to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives.

03/17/2014

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Hearing On Pesticides

Connecticut state lawmakers are considering whether to expand restrictions on pesticide use to include more public places like parks, playgrounds and municipal greens.

03/17/2014

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