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File image of a horse at the University of Connecticut. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

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

Raffle/auction table (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

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

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Lawmakers Facing Last Full Week of Session

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

04/26/2014

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.”

04/17/2014

CT state capitol

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

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