General Assembly

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

CCM Conn Conference of Municipalities

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

Governor Dannel Malloy holds discussion on domestic violence. WTIC Photo by Brett Leiter

Roundtable Discussion On Domestic Violence

(West Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Elected and education officials sat down today for a roundtable discussion on domestic violence in West Hartford. The issue has received attention not only with the Ray Rice case but […]

09/10/2014

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Lawmaker Calls For Discussion On Stretch Of Highway

(West Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A West Hartford state lawmaker is calling for a meeting with Connecticut transportation and local officials in light of a fatal accident on Interstate 84 in town this morning. One […]

08/12/2014

Taser  Stephanie Danna AFP Getty Images

Connecticut NAACP, ACLU Laud Taser Legislation

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The Connecticut NAACP and the state ACLU chapter are lauding a taser reform bill passed this session in the General Assembly. The state Senate on Wednesday passed the bill the came […]

05/08/2014

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