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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

Daniel Esty (Courtesy DEEP)

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

Newtown sign. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

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

File photo of a dam after Hurricane Irene. [Photo credit: Connecticut National Guard]

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

Hall of the House of Representatives. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

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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State Lawmakers Pulling Rare Saturday Session

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are spending the weekend at the state Capitol, trying to finish work on some key issues, including a new state budget. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said it’s likely the […]

06/01/2013

Families of Newtown shooting victims at the state Capitol, asking legislators to change the law to ensure photos from the school could be kept private, along with recordings of 911 calls and other documents. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Newtown Parents Push To Protect Shooting Records

Family members of the Newtown school shooting victims are making a last-minute appearance at the state Capitol to urge Connecticut legislators to pass a bill that would block the public release of crime scene photos and other records from the massacre.

05/31/2013

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority board. 2007 file photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Malloy Seeks Review Of Trash Authority

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is offering a bill in the final days of the legislative session that would require Connecticut’s largest regional trash authority to undergo an extensive audit so the state can get a better handle on the organization’s troubled finances.

05/25/2013

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