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Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Progress for Direct-to-consumer Tesla Sales

Tesla Motors is a step closer to being able to sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Connecticut.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–05/21/2015

Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Chase Rogers (Courtesy CT-N)

Chief Justice Reconfirmed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to reconfirm Chase Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court. The House of Representatives voted 139-6 on Wednesday in favor of Rogers serving […]

04/22/2015

(Courtesy Office of Senator Dante Bartolomeo)

House Joins Senate In Opposing Campus Closure

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House of Representatives is siding with the Senate in blocking efforts to close a community college branch in Meriden without notice. But unlike last week’s vote in the Senate, […]

04/14/2015

BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Lawmakers Consider Tougher Texting While Driving Penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting whether heftier fines are needed to stop motorists from texting while driving. The General Assembly’s Transportation Committee on Monday heard testimony on several bills that would create […]

02/09/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Legislative Panel To Hold Ebola Hearing

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to learn more about the state’s protocols for handling any future Ebola cases. The legislature’s Public Health Committee is meeting Monday to get information from […]

11/30/2014

File photo of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Vermont Legislature To Pick Governor After No Candidate Wins Majority

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has called it a night without declaring victory in his bid to defeat Republican challenger Scott Milne and secure a third two-year term.

11/05/2014

A small remote-controlled drone. (Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislators Try Again To Draft Drone Regulations

Connecticut lawmakers say they are weighing public safety benefits against privacy rights as they take another stab at drafting regulations for drones.

10/01/2014

State Rep. Christine Ayala (Courtesy Statewide Prosecution Bureau, Division of Criminal Justice)

State Rep. Charged With Fraudulent Voting

A state representative is charged with fraudulent voting.

09/26/2014

(Courtesy Department of Social Services)

Lawmakers To Return For Veto Session

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers will return to Hartford to decide whether to try to override any of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s eight vetoes. But House Speaker Brendan Sharkey recently said lawmakers won’t attempt […]

06/22/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Bonding Bill Clears State Senate

By SUSAN HAIGH   Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers were tying up loose ends Tuesday on a new state budget, with the Senate passing a $953 million bonding package that includes millions […]

05/06/2014

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