With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assembly.
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 […]
Friends and family of juvenile offenders urged the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to resurrect a proposal to change state law and allow those with long jail sentences a chance at parole.
There’s a joint legislative hearing regarding the recent allegations by several students of sexual assault on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. The two p.m. gathering will include testimony from four women represented by attorney […]
Most of the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims want a recent Connecticut law barring the release of certain crime records to be expanded to include other materials including 911 audio tapes, according to an attorney representing 22 of the 26 families who lost relatives in the shooting.
The state’s public defenders say they’re preparing for an onslaught of appeals from certain inmates because the General Assembly failed to pass a bill changing Connecticut’s juvenile sentencing laws to conform to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Later today, Connecticut’s commissioner for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will discuss key legislation passed this session in the General Assembly. Commissioner Dan Esty says the bills allow Connecticut to continue to move […]
This is Election Day in three Connecticut towns. Voters in Willington, Ashford, and Tolland are casting their ballots in a special election to fill a vacant seat in the state House. The candidates on the […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are not yet finished responding to the school shooting in Newtown. When the General Assembly reconvenes in February, members will receive numerous recommendations for new laws from task forces […]
Republicans and Democrats are at odds over whether the latest legislative session will help improve Connecticut’s economic outlook.