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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

The web site administered by the Connecticut State Library. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Bill Would Study Library Access To E-books

Lawmakers are calling for a study of the availability of e-books to Connecticut public libraries.

05/14/2013

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Bill Would Toughen Penalty In Police Chases Which Result In Injury

The State House has voted unanimously in favor of a bill to increase the penalty for fleeing from police in cases in which an officer or third party is hurt or killed.

05/14/2013

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Call To Restore School Transportation Funding

A coalition of education organizations and municipalities is urging Connecticut legislators to restore state funding for school transportation expenses.

05/14/2013

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Conn. Considers Letting Students Skip Dissections

Connecticut students who object to dissecting frogs, fetal pigs and other dead animals in science classes may soon be able to opt out.

05/08/2013

Mixed Martial Arts (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Sport)

Mixed Martial Arts Again Before Legislature

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a proposal to legalize mixed martial arts competitions.

05/07/2013

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Lawmakers Look To Strengthen Distracted Driving Law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Some Connecticut lawmakers are frustrated by drivers who ignore the state’s ban on talking and texting on hand-held cellphones. They now want insurance companies to know when their customers break the […]

05/04/2013

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State House Approves Sale Of Beer In Pouches

A bill that would allow malt beverages, including beer, to be sold in Connecticut in pliable pouches is moving through the General Assembly.

04/24/2013

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