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Revised ‘Knockout Game’ Bill Passes Committee

A key legislative committee is moving along a bill that would increase criminal penalties for sucker-punch attacks, despite some lawmakers questioning whether the legislation is needed.

04/15/2014

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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

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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

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Conn. Bill Expands Worker’s Compensation Law

The Newtown Police officer who hasn’t returned to work since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre because of post-traumatic stress disorder is asking lawmakers to expand Connecticut’s worker’s compensation law to cover the condition.

03/11/2014

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Lawmakers Discuss Concussion Bill

Connecticut lawmakers are being asked to address two issues that have afflicted student athletes: concussions and cardiac arrests.

02/27/2014

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Hearing Set On Proposed Conn. Drone Law

Connecticut lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones.

02/22/2014

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FBI Probe Conn. House GOP, Direct Mail Vendors

FBI subpoenas show investigators are reviewing any contracts and correspondence between the Connecticut House Republicans and direct mail companies.

02/21/2014

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Conn. Lawmakers Revisit Assisted Suicide Issue

Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe medication to help mentally competent, terminally ill patients end their lives.

02/21/2014

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