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Connecticut Bill Requires Insurers To Encrypt Personal Data

Insurance companies operating in Connecticut would be required to encrypt all personal information records they store under a bill that’s being offered by Senate Democrats.

02/11/2015

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 Lawmakers Seeking Compromise Fix For Tesla

Some key Connecticut lawmakers say they are willing to pursue a compromise that would allow Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers, but with some provisions that address the concerns of the state’s independent franchise dealerships.

02/06/2015

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Lawmaker Seeks To Require State To Consult Towns On Parks

A southeastern Connecticut state lawmaker is introducing legislation to give local town officials and residents more of a say in the siting of state parks.

02/02/2015

Aundre Bumgardner (Photo from campaign web site)

Groton City State Lawmaker Youngest In Legislature

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Aundre Bumgardner is too young to legally drink or gamble, but he can help enact laws in Connecticut. The 20-year-old Bumgardner took his seat in the state House of Representatives Wednesday […]

01/08/2015

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Malloy Says Second Term Will Focus On Transportation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy says he will dedicate much of his second term to overhauling Connecticut’s transportation system, predicting it will cost “billions and billions and billions” of dollars over the […]

01/07/2015

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Municipalities Want Legislature To Maintain State Aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s largest association of cities and towns is asking the governor and state lawmakers to at least maintain current levels of state aid when they craft a new two-year state budget. […]

01/05/2015

General Assembly Senate Chamber. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Higher Minimum Wage Among New Connecticut Laws

A higher minimum wage, changes to Connecticut’s domestic violence laws and a new policy for police use of stun guns are among the new laws taking effect in the new year.

12/31/2014

Robert Braddock, Jr. outside New Haven Federal Court following his arraignment on campaign finance-related charges. The charges relate to Braddock's work for congressional candidate and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-Donovan Aide

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)€” A federal appeals court has upheld convictions against a former aide to ex-Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan in connection with illegal contributions to Donovan’s failed congressional campaign in 2012. The 2nd U.S. […]

11/25/2014

Rocky Hill Veterans' Home (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Vets Air Complaints About Rocky Hill Facility

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) – Some veterans who live at the Connecticut Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill are lodging complaints about the facility with state lawmakers, claiming they feel disrespected by staff. Several veterans told […]

11/12/2014

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - AUGUST 24: Members of the the Westport, CT team gather in the outfield after losing 12-1 to the West team during the United States Championship game on August 24, 2013 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Concussion Task Force Begins Work

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Last session, the General Assembly passed legislation making changes and additions to laws regarding concussion prevention in young athletes. Among them: training and review for coaches, as well as refresher training […]

10/22/2014

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