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Minimum Wage Rise Back On Legislative Agenda

By STEPHEN SINGER AP Business Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ For the second year in a row, Connecticut’s largest business group and labor advocates are digging in for a fight in the legislature over raising […]

02/01/2013

Students at the Connecticut school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December are returning to classes in a neighboring town. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Head To Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ The General Assembly’s bipartisan task force on gun violence and children’s safety is traveling to Newtown to hear from residents about what should be done after the deadly shooting at Sandy […]

01/30/2013

The state Capitol in Hartford. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Legislature Back In Session Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are returning to Hartford to open the new legislative session. The General Assembly is scheduled to officially convene on Wednesday morning. That’s when members of the House of Representatives […]

01/09/2013

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Christie In State To Campaign for McMahon

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making stops in Connecticut to rally support for fellow Republican Linda McMahon in her campaign for U.S. Senate.

10/22/2012

Senate candidates Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy. (Courtesy WFSB)

Murphy, McMahon Have Final Debate

Republican Linda McMahon explained Thursday why she hasn’t offered specifics throughout the Connecticut Senate race on how she’d change Social Security and Medicare to keep the programs financially solvent, saying she would be “demagogued” for providing detailed ideas.

10/19/2012

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Esty, Roraback Clash

The candidates in the state’s most closely watched congressional race clashed over expiring tax cuts and an oil pipeline in their first debate.

10/17/2012

Governor Dannel Malloy announces a package of emergency response changes, in response to Tropical Storm Irene, and a damaging October snow storm. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Legislative Session Comes To End

Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session on Wednesday that finally resolved some perennial issues at the state Capitol.

05/10/2012

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Senate OKs Budget Bill, On To Governor

The Connecticut Senate has granted final passage to a $20.5 billion budget deal that would increase spending by $143 million in the next fiscal year.

05/09/2012

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Bill To Expand Alcohol Sales To Sunday Passes House

On a 116-27 vote, the House of Representatives approved a bill to update the state’s liquor laws, including allowing retail sales of alcohol on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supermarkets, which already sell beer, would be able to sell beer on Sundays, as well.

04/27/2012

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House Passes Death Penalty Repeal Bill

After years of failed attempts to repeal the death penalty, Connecticut lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have passed legislation that abolishes the punishment for all future cases.

04/12/2012

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