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UCONN Bill Wins Committee Approval

By STEPHEN KALINĀ  Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s $1.5 billion proposal to strengthen the sciences and boost enrollment at Connecticut’s flagship university has passed a key legislative hurdle. The General […]

04/16/2013

Shortly after debate on a gun control bill began in the state Senate, there was shouting in the halls outside the chamber.  State Capitol Police responded. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Gun Bill Passes State Senate

The state Senate voted 26-10 to approve wide-ranging legislation in response to last year’s deadly school shooting in Newtown, including gun control measures that ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines and 100 weapons that previously had been legal.

04/03/2013

Shortly after debate on a gun control bill began in the state Senate, there was shouting in the halls outside the chamber.  State Capitol Police responded. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Gun Bill Debate Underway At Capitol

Responding to one of the worst massacres in state history, Connecticut lawmakers are expected to pass a package of gun control and other measures, described by supporters as the most comprehensive in the country

04/03/2013

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Gun Rights Advocates On Hand For Capitol Vote

Hundreds of gun rights advocates are gathering at the statehouse in Hartford ahead of a vote in the General Assembly on proposed gun-control legislation.

04/03/2013

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Gun Stores Busy In Advance Of Legislature’s Vote

Customers are packing gun stores around Connecticut, concerned about a bipartisan gun-control agreement reached by state lawmakers that will ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines and more than 100 new types of guns.

04/02/2013

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Highlights Of Proposed Gun Legislation

A ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, a new registry for existing high-capacity magazines and background checks for private gun sales are among the highlights of proposed legislation being unveiled to rank-and-file Connecticut legislators.

04/01/2013

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Foley: “The Foxes Are Running The Hen House”

Connecticut Republicans say they have a great chance to retake control of the governorship in 2014, but one top candidate is receiving early, mixed reviews at the state Capitol.

03/25/2013

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Calls For Change In Early Release Credits For Inmates

Connecticut legislators were urged Friday to repeal or revamp the program that allows Connecticut inmates to earn credit toward early release for good behavior.

03/22/2013

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Sandy Hook Disclosure Disturbs Lawmakers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Legislative leaders upset that a Connecticut State Police commander reportedly disclosed information about the Newtown school shooting at a law enforcement seminar in New Orleans say the state police should be […]

03/20/2013

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Progress on Sandy Hook Shooting Response

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Both Republican and Democratic legislative leaders say they remain optimistic about reaching an agreement on legislation that addresses the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Thursday marked the second […]

03/07/2013

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