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DCF Working On Children’s Mental Health Plan

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families is working on a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children across the state.

01/14/2014

Connecticut State Capitol. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

New Laws For 2014

By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The new year in Connecticut will bring a range of new laws, including one requiring state public safety officials to create a registry of people convicted […]

12/31/2013

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Hearing Planned On Sale Of Cats And Dogs In State

A task force established by the legislature to study the sale of cats and dogs in Connecticut has scheduled its second and final public hearing.

12/02/2013

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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 […]

11/15/2013

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More Calls For Hearings On UConn’s Handling Of Rape Cases

The Democratic Speaker of the State House and the governor have joined Republican leaders in calling for hearings into the way charges of campus sexual assaults are handled by the University of Connecticut.

10/24/2013

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Legislative Committee Rejects Wind Energy Regs

State lawmakers have again rejected proposed regulations for large-scale wind energy projects, extending Connecticut’s ban on new wind turbines.

09/26/2013

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Task Force Will Consider Expansion Of Video Gambling

A legislative task force studying the possible expansion of video gambling in Connecticut, including video slot machines, is meeting for the first time.

09/02/2013

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Legislature’s Advisors Recommend Against Medical Marijuana Language

Attorneys who advise Connecticut’s General Assembly are recommending that a legislative committee reject regulations needed to implement Connecticut’s new medical marijuana program.

08/20/2013

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GOP Steps Up Pressure To Stop July 1 Gas-Diesel Tax Hike

Republicans stepped up pressure Monday on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly’s majority Democrats to stop a looming increase in the state’s gasoline and diesel taxes, launching a petition drive at gas stations across Connecticut and on the Internet.

06/24/2013

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State’s New GMO Law Seeks Regional Support

Advocates are celebrating the nation’s most sweeping legislation requiring special labels for genetically modified food, but to take effect the new Connecticut law will need help from lawmakers in neighboring states.

06/11/2013

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