Connecticut Legislature

Police officers (Pool Photo/Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage Progresses

A long-running effort to extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.


Ignition interlock (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

DUI Charge Would Mean Ignition Lock Under New Bill

People charged with drunken driving in Connecticut could soon be required to install blood-alcohol testers in their vehicles, even if they’ve never been convicted.


Ted Kennedy, Jr. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. Receives Party Endorsement

Ted Kennedy Jr. has received the official endorsement of Democratic Party in his run for a state Senate seat in Connecticut.


File photo of a gate outside of a prison. (Photo by FRANK PERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Advocates Hope to Revive Juvenile Sentencing Bill

Advocates of a failed bill that would have revamped Connecticut’s juvenile sentencing rules following two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings are hoping lawmakers will resurrect it before the 2015 General Assembly session.


Lt. Gov. Wyman, Gov.Malloy at Access Health CT event, 3-25-14 (John Silva/WTIC Photo)

Malloy Touts Legislative Wins in Re-Election Bid

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trumpeting his legislative victories as he now focuses on winning re-election, saying “real progress” has been made to improve Connecticut’s financial footing.


Newtown police photo of the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School. (Getty Images)

Bill Helps School With Security Plans

A bill creating a system for the Department of Education to help Connecticut school districts make sure their security plans are adequate is moving through the General Assembly.


Fracking (Leon Neal/AF{/Getty Images)

Deal Reached on Connecticut Fracking Waste Bill

The state Senate on Monday endorsed a bipartisan compromise on how to handle the possibility of waste coming to Connecticut from hydraulic fracturing operations in other states.



Democratic Budget Deal Passes Both Houses

$19 billion budget plan passes House along mostly party line; bill goes to Senate, which is also controlled by Democrats.


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Prepaid Fuel Plan Protections Bill Heads to Gov.

Legislation that creates protections for Connecticut consumers who sign up for prepaid heating fuel plans is heading to the governor’s desk.


Interstate 84, Manchester (Courtesy DOT Traffic Camera)

Bill Imposing New Penalty for Drivers Progresses

A bill that creates an additional violation for Connecticut motorists who fail to use reasonable care and injure or kill a “vulnerable user” of the roadway moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.