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Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

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.”

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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

File photo of IV bags in a hospital. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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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Conn. Bill Targets “Knock-Out Game” Assaults

A West Hartford police officer is urging state lawmakers to impose tougher criminal penalties for sucker-punch attacks.

03/11/2014

Rep. Elaine O'Brien (Courtesy Town of Suffield website)

State Representative From Suffield Dies

Governor Malloy has ordered state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of a legislator who died overnight.

02/21/2014

Keno (MARION BERARD/AFP/GettyImages)

State Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Keno Plans

Connecticut lawmakers want to have a public discussion about whether the state should continue with plans for the gambling game keno, possibly in bars and restaurants.

02/20/2014

Keno (Jean-Loup Gautreau/AFP/Getty Images)

House Speaker Backs Repeal Of Keno

Connecticut’s House speaker said Wednesday he will work to halt the introduction of keno, a bingo-style game that was authorized by the legislature last year as part of a deal to balance the state budget.

02/19/2014

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Conn. Agency Seeks To Streamline Rules For Raffles

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that attempts to make it easier for charitable organizations to raise money from bazaars and raffles.

02/18/2014

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Resurrected Bill Expands Conn. Workers’ Comp Law

Some Connecticut lawmakers are resurrecting a proposal to expand the state’s workers’ compensation law to cover employees who’ve suffered an emotional or mental impairment after witnessing a traumatic death or maiming while on the job.

02/18/2014

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