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Statement of Maynard Family

“The Maynard Family appreciates the community’s continued patience and support for our brother, State Senator Andrew Maynard. It has been 11 weeks since his accident and based on the input from his medical staff, we […]


State Senator Andrew Maynard. Photo courtesy of Senate Democrats.

Sister Says Stonington Senator Still Hospitalized

The sister of a Stonington state senator says her brother is still recuperating at Rhode Island Hospital from a serious fall and is beginning the recovery process.


State Senator Andrew Maynard. Photo courtesy of Senate Democrats.

State Senator Expected To Recover After Fall

State Senator Andrew Maynard is expected to recover, after falling from an outside staircase at his home in Stonington.



College Sexual Assault Bill Sent to Governor

Connecticut lawmakers gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a wide-ranging bill that attempts to address and prevent sexual assault on college campuses, mirroring some of the newly released recommendations from a White House task force.



Electric Consumer Protection Bill Heads to House

Consumer protections that promise more transparent billing and marketing by electricity suppliers in Connecticut unanimously cleared the state Senate on Tuesday.


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Heated Debate on Judicial Nominees

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The typically routine process of confirming state judges turned into a testy debate Friday about Connecticut’s system for awarding judicial pensions worth about $100,000 a year. Lawmakers in both the Senate […]


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Early Childhood Ed Bill Passes Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An effort to expand early childhood education offerings to more needy Connecticut families has cleared a key hurdle. The state Senate on Friday voted 33-2 in favor of a wide-ranging bill […]


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Holder-Winfield Sworn In As New Haven State Senator

New Haven state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield took the oath on Friday, days after being elected to represent the Senate’s 10th District. He fills the seat that was vacated by Toni Harp, who was elected mayor of New Haven in November.


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State Senate Approves Mixed Martial Arts Bill

By STEPHEN KALIN    Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Mixed martial arts competitions could soon be hosted across Connecticut after the General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to lift a ban on the sport. […]


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Home Safety Bill Goes to Governor Malloy

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A measure expanding the requirement for installing carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in residences is heading to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for his signature. The Senate voted Wednesday, 27-7, to approve […]




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