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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.


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.



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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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Committee To Consider State “Antiques Trail”

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a Connecticut Antiques Trail, an effort to highlight the state’s numerous antique shops.


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Vote On Newtown Bill Possible Next Week

Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr. is optimistic the Connecticut General Assembly will be ready to vote next week on a bill addressing the deadly Newtown school shooting.


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Bill Would Ban Teens From Tanning Beds

Llawmakers are considering whether to ban young people from getting bronzed on a tanning bed.


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UConn Opposing Bill To Regulate Scholarships

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the University of Connecticut to continue paying for the education of athletes who lose their scholarships due to injury, illness or even a coach’s decision.