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Bill Would Allow Use Of Experimental Drugs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access drugs not approved for general use is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. The Judiciary Committee on Monday will be the […]

24 hours ago

Governor Dannel Malloy. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy To Lawmakers: Face Budget Facts

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says state legislators need to stop complaining about the spending cuts in his proposed budget and face facts there are limited options given Connecticut’s constitutional cap […]

04/02/2015

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Bill On Smoking In Cars With Children Progresses

A bill that would bar people from smoking inside a vehicle when there’s a child inside is progressing through the Connecticut legislative process.

03/30/2015

State Rep. Christine Ayala (Courtesy Statewide Prosecution Bureau, Division of Criminal Justice)

Ex-lawmaker Turns Down Plea Deal In Election Fraud Case

Former Bridgeport state Rep. Christina Ayala has turned down a plea deal with prosecutors and will go to trial on election fraud charges.

03/26/2015

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Call For Moratorium On Charter Schools

Some Connecticut lawmakers want to stop state approval of additional charter schools.

03/19/2015

Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin Brown holds a map showing the gambling business at stake from the Hartford area north, if a new casino opens in the Springfield area. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Lawmakers, Tribes Voice Support For New Casinos

A coalition of Connecticut legislators, the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes and union leaders are backing a bill that would allow up to three new, smaller casinos to help combat gambling competition in neighboring states.

03/10/2015

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Malloy’s Proposed Liquor Law Changes Get Mixed Reviews

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s latest proposal to overhaul Connecticut’s liquor laws is receiving a mixed reception at state Capitol.

03/09/2015

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Legislation Would Link Firefighters’ Cancer To Their Jobs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are considering legislation that would presume firefighters who have cancer most likely got it from their jobs, easing claims for insurance or workers’ compensation. The science supports firefighters’ argument, […]

03/06/2015

The Uber smartphone app, used to book taxis using its service, is pictured over a parking lot. (TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Drivers Descend On Capitol

More than 100 drivers for the new ride-hailing service Uber Technologies are at the state Capitol, hoping to urge Connecticut legislators to allow them to keep operating in the state.

03/02/2015

Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla "D" model after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveiled the dual engine chassis, a faster and all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric sedan, at the Hawthorne Airport October 09, 2014 in Hawthorne, California. The D will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just over 3 seconds. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Connecticut Dealers Appear At Capitol To Oppose Tesla Bill

Owners and managers of Connecticut car dealerships are urging state lawmakers to abandon legislation that would allow an electric car maker to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

02/11/2015

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