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Panel Hears Comment On Juvenile Sentences

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.

11/21/2013

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Hearing Today On Alleged UConn Assaults

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 […]

11/13/2013

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Task Force Considers Release Of Sandy Hook Photos, Recordings

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.

10/16/2013

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State Defenders Expect Onslaught Of Juvenile Appeals

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.

06/20/2013

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DEEP Commissioner To Discuss Energy And Environmental Goals

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 […]

06/18/2013

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Special Election Today In 53rd General Assembly District

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 […]

06/11/2013

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Newtown Issues Still Loom For General Assembly

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 […]

06/08/2013

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Politicans’ Opinions Differ On Session’s Economic Proposals

Republicans and Democrats are at odds over whether the latest legislative session will help improve Connecticut’s economic outlook.

06/06/2013

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Bill Changes Dam Inspection And Mosquito Control

Lawmakers are sending the governor a bill that would change how Connecticut inspects its dams and controls its mosquito population.

06/05/2013

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State Lawmakers Tackle Budget-related Bills

Connecticut lawmakers are taking up bills that spell out details of the new two-year, $44 billion state budget bill that awaits Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature.

06/05/2013

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