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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

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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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State House Considers Expansion Of Absentee Voting

The House of Representatives is voting on whether to place a question on the 2014 ballot giving voters the option to expand absentee voting.

04/17/2013

Bills Would Increase Penalties For Human Trafficking

Connecticut lawmakers are considering at least three bills that would increase penalties for pimps and “johns,” in the state’s latest effort to address homegrown human trafficking.

04/15/2013

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New Bill Imposes Misdemeanor For False Residency

Parents or guardians who lie about their child’s residency in order to get them enrolled in another school district could face a misdemeanor under a bill under consideration by Connecticut lawmakers.

04/14/2013

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Gun Rights Advocates On Hand For Capitol Vote

Hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford ahead of a vote in the General Assembly on proposed gun-control legislation.

04/03/2013

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Highlights Of Proposed Gun Legislation

A ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, a new registry for existing high-capacity magazines and background checks for private gun sales are among the highlights of proposed legislation being unveiled to rank-and-file Connecticut legislators.

04/01/2013

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Committee Approves Lottery For Bear Hunting Licenses

Legislation creating a new lottery in Connecticut for bear hunting licenses cleared a key legislative committee on Wednesday.

03/27/2013

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