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Raffle/auction table (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Bill Streamlining Raffle Rules Heads to Governor

A bill that attempts to make it easier for charitable organizations in Connecticut to raise money from bazaars and raffles is heading to the governor’s desk.

05/01/2014

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Long-Term Care Insurance Rates Bill Clears House

A bill that attempts to buffer the effect of rising long-term care insurance policy rate increases is heading to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

04/28/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy announces agreement with UTC to invest in Connecticut. (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

House Overwhelmingly Passes UTC Credits

The Connecticut House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a $400 million tax credit exchange deal, reached by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration with the state’s largest private employer, United Technologies Corp.

04/17/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

GOP Offers State Budget Alternative

Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor’s proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state’s earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn’t include what the GOP calls Democratic “gimmicks.”

04/17/2014

CT state capitol

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

CT state capitol

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

File photo of IV bags in a hospital. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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

Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

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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