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Ex-Con Candidate Bill Through Committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill attempting to prevent political candidates from receiving public campaign financing if they’ve been criminally convicted of election law violations is progressing through the Connecticut General Assembly. The Government Administration […]

03/28/2013

Fracking Bill Clears Committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill attempting to address concerns about waste from hydraulic fracturing from being stored or disposed of in Connecticut is moving its way through the General Assembly. The legislature’s Environment Committee […]

03/28/2013

Voters at Irving Robbins Middle School in Farmington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Ballot Position Battle Back — This Time In Legislature

House Republican leader Lawrence Cafero is angry Democrats want to change the order of candidates on the Election Day ballot.

03/28/2013

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Hispanic Leaders, Blumenthal Call For Immigration Reform

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is calling on Congress and the Connecticut legislature to pass immigration-related bills. The commission has scheduled a news conference with U.S. Sen. Richard […]

03/18/2013

As the nation continues to mourn the losses in Newtown, Conn., more information about the gunman is becoming clear. (credit: Getty Images)

Mental Health Worker’s Comp Bill Marches On

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers pressed ahead Thursday with legislation requiring Connecticut’s worker’s compensation system to cover treatment costs for mental illnesses stemming from future workplace trauma, and planned to […]

03/01/2013

Police officers stand at the entrance to the street leading to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Apply Worker’s Comp To Mental Trauma

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A legislative committee is considering a bill that would require Connecticut’s worker’s compensation system to cover the treatment costs for mental illnesses stemming from certain workplace traumas. Sen. Cathy Osten, the […]

02/28/2013

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Lawmakers To Consider Video Game Task Force

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation that would create a new state task force to study the effects of violent video games on youth behavior. The bill would establish the proposed Violent […]

02/26/2013

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Bill Calls For Study Of Violent Video Games

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a task force charged with studying any links between violent video games and violent behavior in young people. The bill, proposed by […]

02/14/2013

File photo of Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Closer To Sandy Hook Changes

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers, under pressure to address the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, are moving closer to recommending possible changes to state laws and policies affecting […]

02/14/2013

Lawmakers Considering Assisted Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The issue of physician-assisted suicide is returning to Connecticut. Edward Meyer, a Democratic senator from Guilford, has proposed legislation that would allow a mentally competent person suffering from a terminal illness […]

02/05/2013

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