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The Connecticut House of Representatives.  (Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Republicans Voice Disappointment With Park Funding Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republicans in the state House of Representatives are disappointed with a bill originally designed to develop more revenue for Connecticut state parks. Instead, the legislation requires information be collected about food […]


Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

State House Backs Campus Sex Assault Bill

Legislation overhauling how college and university officials in Connecticut respond to sexual assault and violence on campus has unanimously passed the House of Representatives.


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, […]


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 […]


State of Connecticut driver's license sample. Courtesy of state Department of Motor Vehicles.

Senate Approves Illegal Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses. Immigrants would be able to obtain driver’s licenses beginning in January […]


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 […]


State of Connecticut driver's license sample. Courtesy of state Department of Motor Vehicles.

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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House Votes to License Tattoo Technicians

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A move to license tattoo artists in Connecticut is closer to being inked. The state House of Representatives on Thursday voted 122-13 in favor of a bill that would require the […]


Korean War Veterans Memorial

Senate Backs Diplomas for Vietnam Vets

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation that will allow local and regional school boards to award honorary high school diplomas to certain Vietnam War veterans. Current law already allows school boards […]