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Lawmakers Pass Budget-Related Bills

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers have approved the first of several bills that spell out details of the new two-year, $44 billion state budget bill awaiting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature. By a vote […]


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Newtown Privacy Bill Passed in Overnight Vote

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers passed an eleventh-hour compromise bill early Wednesday morning, the final day of the legislative session, preventing the release of crime scene photos and video […]


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UConn “Next Gen” Plan Approved

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s General Assembly gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a $1.5 billion plan to expand the University of Connecticut. The Next Generation plan would use state bonds to build new labs, […]


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Lawmakers Revise Gun Control Legislation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers are proposing a package of revisions to the gun control legislation that passed the General Assembly in April in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. The Senate voted […]


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GMO Bill Heads to Governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Legislation requiring special labels on food sold in Connecticut that contains genetically modified ingredients, so long as other states pass similar legislation, is heading to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk for […]



Minimum Wage Bill Gets Senate Passage

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s minimum wage workers are moving closer to getting a raise. The Senate voted 21-to-15 on Thursday to increase the current wage of $8.25 an hour to $8.70 on Jan. 1, […]



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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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 […]


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Education Rally at Capitol

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Advocates for charter schools and education reform are holding a rally at the state Capitol, urging Connecticut lawmakers to replenish cuts they’ve made to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education spending proposals. […]


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Minimum Wage Rally

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Council of Clergy is urging state lawmakers to increase Connecticut’s minimum wage. Members have scheduled a rally Wednesday on the steps of the state Capitol. Organizers said Gov. Dannel […]