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Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage ProgressesA 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.
DUI Charge Would Mean Ignition Lock Under New BillPeople 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. Receives Party Endorsement Ted Kennedy Jr. has received the official endorsement of Democratic Party in his run for a state Senate seat in Connecticut.
Advocates Hope to Revive Juvenile Sentencing BillAdvocates 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.
Malloy Touts Legislative Wins in Re-Election BidGov. 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.
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.
Deal Reached on Connecticut Fracking Waste BillThe 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.
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.
Bill Imposing New Penalty for Drivers ProgressesA 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.
New Revenue Figures Prompt Gop to Change ProposalThe minority Republicans in Connecticut's General Assembly are offering up ideas for trimming the new state budget, now that the projected surplus has plunged by $461.5 million.
Bill Streamlining Raffle Rules Heads to GovernorA 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.
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