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John McKinney

John McKinney

McKinney Backs Gun Law In GOP Debate

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney set himself apart Friday from most of his rivals for the Republican nomination for Connecticut governor by defending the wide-ranging gun control bill that was passed last year following the Newtown school massacre, a likely hot topic in this year’s gubernatorial election.


John McKinney (Courtesy State Senate Republicans)

McKinney: Pryor Must Go

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor, is calling on Connecticut’s education commissioner to resign, saying he has failed to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s key education reform initiatives.


John McKinney

GOP State Senate Leader Seeking Special Session

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Senate Republican Leader John McKinney wants Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to call the General Assembly into special session and vote to allow insurance companies to continue offering plans that would otherwise […]



Lawmakers Want Hearings On UConn Policies On Sex Assaults

Republican legislative leaders are calling for hearings to review the University of Connecticut’s policies on preventing sexual assaults on campus. House Republican Leader Larry Cafero and Senate GOP Leader John McKinney say those hearings would […]


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State Lawmakers Say Deal Reached On GMO Labeling

Connecticut Senate leaders say they’ve reached a compromise with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on new bipartisan legislation that would mandate special labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients.


John McKinney

McKinney To Run For Governor

State Sen. John McKinney says he’s planning to run for governor in 2014.


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State Task Force To Consider Firearms Laws

Connecticut legislators are establishing a bipartisan task force to recommend possible legislation to prevent gun violence, provide mental health care and improve school safety.


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State Budget Deficit Continues to Grow

A new report on the state budget shows the deficit increasing


Before a state senate vote on capital punishment, death penalty supporter Anne Rossi said the death penalty helped to get testimony that convicted some of the men involved in the murder of her husband and two other men at B and B Automotive in Windsor Locks.  Dr. William Petit, Junior and Anne Rossi's sister Linda Binnenkade look on. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Senate Death Penalty Vote Key Test

A push to abolish Connecticut’s death penalty is facing a key hurdle with a vote Wednesday in the state Senate, where supporters say they have the votes to kick-start the process toward repeal.


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GOP Leader: Stop Employee Payments

The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate is calling on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to support efforts to end the practice of making special payments for longevity on the job to veteran state employees.