General Assembly


Connecticut Lawmakers Return To Capitol As Deadline Looms

Connecticut lawmakers are meeting at the state Capitol in an usual Saturday legislative session to finish up their work.


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Bill Toughens Penalty For Failure To Report Child Abuse

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Teachers, school administrators and other mandated reporters of child abuse could face a felony charge under certain circumstances for not reporting mistreatment, under a bill moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. […]


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Connecticut House Backs Cadmium Regulations In Kids’ Jewelry

The Connecticut House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation regulating the level of cadmium, a toxic substance, in children’s jewelry.


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Progress for Direct-to-consumer Tesla Sales

Tesla Motors is a step closer to being able to sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Connecticut.

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Bill Requires Loan Agency To Come Up With Rate-lowering Plan

Connecticut’s college financing authority would be required to come up with a plan to offer students lower interest student loans.


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Bill Requires Home Improvement Contractors To Have Insurance

Certain home improvement contractors in Connecticut could soon be obligated to hold liability insurance.


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Rally For Charter Schools At The State Capitol

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Large numbers of charter school advocates are expected to rally at the Connecticut state Capitol to urge lawmakers to approve funding to expand charter school seats. The Coalition for Every Child, […]


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Bill Would Require Infant Sleep Info Be Provided To Parents

Connecticut hospitals would be required to provide parents of newborns with information about safe sleep practices under a bill being considered by state lawmakers.


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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 […]


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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 […]