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Gustave Whitehead (Courtesy Discovery Museum, Bridgeport)

Legislature Seeks To Commemorate State’s Role In Aviation History

Connecticut’s legislature has jumped into an argument over who was the first aviator to fly.

06/10/2013

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Gun Law Revisions Headed to the Governor

By STEPHEN KALIN   Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers who passed strict new gun control measures in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre approved a package of revisions Monday to […]

06/03/2013

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Trying to Save the Power Bill

SUSAN HAIGH     Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic legislative leaders are trying to revise a contentious proposal that would change how 800,000 electricity customers in Connecticut purchase power, knowing the program’s failure could create […]

05/30/2013

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Bill Would Toughen Penalty In Police Chases Which Result In Injury

The State House has voted unanimously in favor of a bill to increase the penalty for fleeing from police in cases in which an officer or third party is hurt or killed.

05/14/2013

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State House Unanimously Passes Measure Calling For Uniform College Aid Info

A proposal to require Connecticut colleges and universities to supply students with uniform financial aid information has passed in the state House of Representatives.

05/02/2013

The state Capitol in Hartford. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Bill Would Require Administrator Salary Comparisons With Out-Of-State Institutions

The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring the UConn Board of Trustees and Board of Regents to compare their administrators’ salaries to those paid at out-of-state institutions.

05/01/2013

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State House Approves Sale Of Beer In Pouches

A bill that would allow malt beverages, including beer, to be sold in Connecticut in pliable pouches is moving through the General Assembly.

04/24/2013

The state Capitol in Hartford. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Finance Committee Delays Car Tax Cut, Extends Corporation Tax Surcharge

The legislature’s tax-writing committee has approved a revenue package that delays the governor’s proposal to slash car taxes, extends a surcharge on Connecticut’s corporation tax and creates a tax amnesty program.

04/19/2013

State Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

State House Considers Expansion Of Absentee Voting

The House of Representatives is voting on whether to place a question on the 2014 ballot giving voters the option to expand absentee voting.

04/17/2013

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NH Lawmaker Refers To Women As ‘Vaginas’ In Email To House Colleagues

A Republican lawmaker says he doesn’t regret referring to women as “vaginas” in an email to his House colleagues and that he used the word for shock value during a debate over repealing a law allowing people to use deadly force to defend themselves.

04/17/2013

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