Senate

Bulkeley High School (Michael Guerrera/WTIC Photo)

Bill Exempts State Juniors From Controversial Test

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut high school juniors may no longer have to take a controversial standardized test. The Senate on Thursday voted 33-3 to relieve 11th-graders from having to take Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium […]

05/28/2015

connecticut-state-capitol_16x9

Bill On Campus Sex Assaults Passes Senate

A bill that requires all Connecticut colleges to establish “affirmed consent” as the threshold for determining whether sexual activity is consensual is moving through the General Assembly.

05/21/2015

Photo Credit: Thinkstock.com

Senate Passes Revised Casino Bill

Connecticut senators have voted to create a two-step process for opening a new tribal casino to help blunt out-of-state gambling competition.

05/21/2015

Senator Blumenthal, Senator Murphy (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Connecticut’s Senators Split On Spending Bill

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators split in the vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed 56-40 Saturday night.

12/13/2014

Donald E. Williams Jr. (Courtesy of the Connecticut Senate Democrats)

State’s Largest Teachers Union Hires Senate Boss

The state’s largest teachers union has hired the departing leader of the state Senate as its deputy public policy director.

11/28/2014

Charla Nash (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Committee Advances Primate Pet Bill

Federal legislation supported by a Connecticut woman blinded and disfigured by a chimpanzee attack, making it harder to keep primates as pets, has cleared a U.S. Senate committee.

07/30/2014

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Courtesy CT-N)

Despite Cost, Blumenthal Calls On House To Approve Senate VA Bill

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the senate version of a VA hospital fix will eventually cost $50-billion per year. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke outside the Newington VA, calling on the House to approve the senate version of the proposal.

06/16/2014

File photo of marijuana (Credit: Alain Jocard/Getty Photos)

Senate To Study Home-Grown Marijuana

The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home.

05/01/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Labor History Bill Passes Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer to requiring the Department of Education to come up with a curriculum that local school districts can use to teach about the history of the labor […]

04/23/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

more