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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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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

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