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State Senator Beth Bye (Courtesy Senate Democrats)

Bye Tapped To Head Appropriations Committee

West Hartford’s Beth Bye has been chosen as the state senate chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee in the General Assembly. Democratic State Senate President Don Williams made the announcement Wednesday. Bye was chosen to […]

11/27/2013

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Officials Call for Federal GMO Labeling Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut officials are calling on Congress to pass legislation requiring the clear labeling of genetically modified foods. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and state Senate President Donald Williams Jr. are joining local […]

06/07/2013

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State Task Force To Consider Firearms Laws

Connecticut legislators are establishing a bipartisan task force to recommend possible legislation to prevent gun violence, provide mental health care and improve school safety.

01/15/2013

Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Senate Death Penalty Vote Key Test

A push to abolish Connecticut’s death penalty is facing a key hurdle with a vote Wednesday in the state Senate, where supporters say they have the votes to kick-start the process toward repeal.

04/04/2012

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Death Penalty Repeal Dead

Senate President says votes are not there for death penalty bill

05/20/2011