Group Seeks To Toughen Sex Trafficking PenaltiesA group working to combat sex trafficking in Connecticut is focusing this year on legislation that would toughen penalties for the buyers.
National Popular Vote Bill Still Alive, Awaits House ActionIt's now up to the House of Representatives to act on legislation that would require Connecticut to join a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.
Connecticut Sheds 1,600 Jobs In FebruaryConnecticut lost 1,600 jobs in February, as the state's unemployment rate increased two tenths of a point to 4.7 percent, according to numbers released Thursday by the Connecticut Department of Labor.
Police Shooting Of Disturbed Man Prompts Training QuestionsA Connecticut prosecutor who says that a fatal police shooting of a suicidal, knife-wielding man was justified, also says the state should consider more police training on how to deal with emotionally disturbed people.
Public Hearing For Proposal To Legalize Pot For Recreational UseThe General Assembly's Judiciary Committee heard public feedback Wednesday on a measure that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut to those 21 years of age and older.
Plane From Connecticut Goes Off Runway In IndianaAuthorities say no one was injured when a small plane that had flown from Connecticut slid off a runway at an Indianapolis-area airport.
Malloy Focuses On Budget As Session Enters Second HalfFairer distribution of town aid, continued criminal justice reforms, and no gimmicks. Governor Dannel Malloy says those are among the ingredients any state budget proposal needs, to win his support.
AT HOME IN CONNECTICUT: Children With Incarcerated ParentsThis week on At Home In Connecticut, Bill Pearse talks with Aileen Yeager, the program Manager of Children with Incarcerated Parents Initiative. The initiative has just launched an interactive website designed for children and families experiencing the incarceration of a loved one. The initiative has released a study that dispel the common myths and investigates issues surrounding parental incarceration that are frequently not considered. Parental incarceration and the subsequent separation, Aileen says, can cause anxiety and toxic stress, symptoms that can lead to lifelong mental and physical health problems.
Suzio Blasts Malloy's Inmate Early-Release ProgramThe legislature's Judiciary Committee is considering proposals that would curb Connecticut's early-release program for prisoners.
Rhode Island Drops Plans For Welcome Center Near Connecticut LineRhode Island is dropping a $12 million project to build an Interstate 95 welcome center near the Connecticut border.
Report: Connecticut Tourism Industry GrowingA new state report finds Connecticut's tourism industry is employing more and more people.
Connecticut Democrats Seek To Toughen Hate Crimes LawsSome Connecticut lawmakers want to toughen the state's hate crimes laws, such as increasing penalties and creating a hotline and text line so people can report incidents of harassment or intimidation of minority groups.