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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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]



Hospital Members to Meet with Lawmakers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut hospitals are organizing a day at the Capitol to lobby against proposed cuts in state aid. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s two-year, $44 billion budget plan cuts state aid to hospitals […]


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Historic Gun Vote Expected

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are expected to pass a package of gun control and other measures they believe are some of the most comprehensive in the country following […]



State Lawmaker Sued In Hit And Run

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A lawsuit filed this week says Bridgeport state Rep. Christina Ayala was intoxicated when she got into a minor car accident and fled the scene last August, but her father denies […]