New Raise The Age Sunk, Governor Pushes For Bail ChangesAfter it was learned that the General Assembly would not consider some of the governor's latest criminal justice proposals, Dannel Malloy today said he expects a scaled-back bill will save the state the same amount of money as the full proposal.
Connecticut Lawmakers Urged To Consider Tougher E-Cig LawsConnecticut lawmakers are being urged to impose tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products following a recent decision by federal authorities to subject them to the same federal restrictions as cigarettes.
Republicans Complain About Partial Release Of Budget DetailsRepublican lawmakers in the Connecticut General Assembly are complaining that there's only been a partial release of budget bills ahead of a special legislative session.
Supporters Vow To Continue Fight Next Year For Undocumented Student AidSupporters of a proposal to make undocumented immigrants eligible for a form of financial aide at state schools say if their bill fails to pass, they will be back next year.
Democratic Budget Deal Reached, Vote TodayDemocratic legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative eleventh-hour budget deal late Tuesday to cover a projected $960 million deficit.
Gov. Malloy And Fellow Democrats At Odds Over State BudgetConnecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly are at odds over how to fix the projected $922 million deficit in next fiscal year's approximate $20 billion budget.
Yale 'Deeply Disapointed' With Proposal To Tax Commercial Campus Buildings"The legislation is a step backward. It is ultimately an attack on nonprofit colleges and universities that are among the best assets in Connecticut."
State Budget Writers Consider $570M In Reduced SpendingThe Connecticut General Assembly's budget-writing committee plans to vote on a revised budget that reduces the spending plan by nearly $570 million in the new fiscal year.
Advocates Hoping To Keep Pot Legalization Issue Alive
Connecticut Moves Toward Okaying Medical Marijuana For YouthConnecticut lawmakers are moving closer toward allowing qualified patients under 18 years old to use medical marijuana to treat their debilitating illnesses.
Losing Ticket: Plan For Online Lottery Ticket Sales FailsPlans to allow online lottery sales in Connecticut and remove expiration dates from tickets have died in a state legislative committee, after opposition from lottery officials, convenience store owners and gambling addiction experts.
Deportees Denied Reentry To US To Testify Before LegislatorsTwo longtime Connecticut residents deported to Italy because of criminal convictions have been denied permission to return to the U.S. to testify before state legislators.