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Conn. Turns Up Heat On Flying Ice From Vehicles

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A state law is about to take effect imposing fines on truckers and motorists who fail to clear their vehicles of snow. Three years after the legislature and then-Gov. M. Jodi […]

12/31/2013

Chimpanzee Attack Face Transplant

Connecticut Chimp Victim Appeals $150M State Lawsuit

A former Stamford woman disfigured by a friend’s chimpanzee in 2009 has appealed a decision denying her permission to sue the state for $150 million.

07/03/2013

Rep. Sam Belsito (Courtesy State House Republicans)

Belsito Sworn In As New State Representative

Tolland Republican Sam Belsito is the newest member of the Connecticut General Assembly.

06/19/2013

Governor Dannel Malloy(Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislators Close Out Another Session

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session Wednesday dominated by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that put the state in the middle of a heated, […]

06/06/2013

Bill Would Boost Fines for Illegal ATV Use

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that would greatly increase the maximum penalties that cities and towns can impose for illegal use of all-terrain vehicles, dirt bikes and snowmobiles on public property is moving to […]

06/01/2013

A recent investigation of an Venezuelan-American financier found that a Connecticut hedge-fund advisor helped carry out a $500 million fraud scheme. (credit: TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Minimum Wage Bill Passes

By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage Wednesday night. The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to […]

05/30/2013

House Approves Home Foreclosure Help Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would expand protections for homeowners facing foreclosure. The House approved the legislation on a 135-0 vote Thursday night and sent it […]

05/24/2013

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House Approves Drivers Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow immigrants to obtain drivers licenses regardless of their legal status. The bill passed on a 74-55 vote Thursday morning after […]

05/23/2013

A tractor drives past maple sap collection buckets. (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Bill Bars Price Gouging for Storm Services

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Members of the Connecticut Senate continued a three-year effort to extend a ban on severe weather price gouging to services such as snow removal, with proponents […]

05/09/2013

File photo of homeless people. (credit: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Homeless Rights Bill Passes Committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill establishing a bill of rights for the state’s homeless population continued to progress Tuesday through the Connecticut General Assembly. Some lawmakers, however, questioned whether the legislation is necessary. The […]

04/24/2013

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