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State Lawmakers Work Against Clock To Finish Budget-related Bills

Connecticut lawmakers were tying up loose ends Tuesday on a new state budget, with the General Assembly passing a $953 million bonding package that includes millions of dollars for pre-kindergarten classrooms, drinking water projects and preservation of a 1,000-acre forest.

05/07/2014

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Right To Record Police Crux Of Bill In Assenbly

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would protect the public’s right to record police officers, but law enforcement officials aren’t backing down from their opposition. The proposal has died […]

04/12/2014

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Police Complaints Bill Under Consideration In Legislature

Connecticut lawmakers are considering imposing new requirements on police departments statewide on how they receive and investigate citizen complaints about officer misconduct.

03/17/2014

Governor Dannel Malloy, Feb. 6, 2014 (Courtesy CT-N)

Governor “Reserving Judgement” On Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel Malloy says he wants to see the final language of a bill that would allow physicians in Connecticut to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives. […]

03/15/2014

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Lawmakers Target Knockout Game

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would increase criminal penalties for sucker-punch attacks. A bill before the General Assembly’s Public Safety Committee would make a so-called “knockout game” assault a […]

03/08/2014

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Call To Protect Transportation Fund

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) – State lawmakers are considering asking Connecticut voters to approve a constitutional amendment forbidding the legislature from raiding the state’s Special Transportation Fund. The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/1lusrT8 ) that […]

03/03/2014

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Bill Would Allow CT Exchange To Negotiate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A legislative committee wants to delay for a year when the state’s insurance marketplace, Access Health CT, could begin negotiating prices with the insurance companies selling products through the exchange. Members […]

02/25/2014

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State Law Would Prevent ‘Vicious’ Label For Horses

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing legislation clarifying that domesticated horses cannot be considered vicious.

02/11/2014

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Privacy Panel To Compare Recommendations

A task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know is expected to compare some suggested recommendations.

12/17/2013

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FOI And Privacy Panel Faces Deadline

With a deadline fast approaching, a Connecticut task force charged with reviewing ways to balance victim privacy with the public’s right to know on Wednesday began discussing proposals offered by members, some hoping to reach a consensus on what to recommend to the General Assembly.

11/27/2013

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