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Speaker Wants Legislature To Look At State’s Self-Defense Laws

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey wants to take a closer look at the state’s existing self-defense laws to make sure that a situation like the deadly shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can’t happen in Connecticut.



Vernon Man Charged In RI Assault Says It Was Self-Defense

A Vernon man charged with an assault on a Brown University basketball player that left him hospitalized with severe head injuries acted in self-defense, his attorney said Friday.


Connecticut Senators Blumenthal, Murphy, Sandy Hook family members (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Connecticut Reactions To The Senate Vote

After the Senate voted against advancing gun-control legislation, elected leaders and Newtown families reacted with disappointment.


Speaker Of The State House Brendan Sharkey On Senate Vote

“I am horribly disappointed that the U.S. Senate was unable to act – even on the watered-down legislation before them today. I am proud that here in Connecticut we passed the strongest gun safety law […]


New Donovan Campaign Manager Says He Won’t Step Down — But Will Hand Over Some Leadership Duties

An FBI investigation into the finances of his congressional campaign will not keep Christopher Donovan from running or force him to step down as the Connecticut House speaker, his campaign manager said Friday.