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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

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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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UCONN Bill Wins Committee Approval

By STEPHEN KALIN  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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