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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 […]


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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 […]


Bill To Make State Aid Info Accessible

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Comptroller Kevin Lembo is pushing for new legislation that would provide the public with more information about the hundreds of millions of dollars the state invests every year in its […]


Women State Lawmakers Backing Trafficking Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women says every female member of the Connecticut General Assembly is backing a bill that would authorize the forfeiture of money and property obtained […]


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New London Rep. Hewett Loses Leadership Position

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Five-term New London Rep. Ernest Hewett is losing his leadership title for a comment he made to a 17-year-old girl during a budget hearing. The Connecticut Post reported Thursday ( ) […]


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Lawmakers Urged To Label Modified Food

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to pass legislation requiring genetically engineered food to be labeled. A collection of citizens groups, dubbed as The Right to Know GMO Connecticut Coalition, is holding […]