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Gary Holder-Winfield

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.

03/01/2014

Mixed Martial Arts (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Sport)

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. […]

06/05/2013

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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 […]

06/05/2013

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State Senate Approves Budget in Close Vote

By SUSAN HAIGH   Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers gave final legislative approval Monday to a proposed $44 billion two-year state budget that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged is not perfect but shows […]

06/03/2013

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Home Foreclosure Protection Passes the Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that aims to protect Connecticut homeowners facing foreclosure is heading to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The Senate voted unanimously on Friday in favor of the legislation, which creates specific […]

05/31/2013

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State Senate Acts on Newtown-Related Legislation

By SUSAN HAIGH   Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday began building on a package of reforms the General Assembly passed in April that addressed the Newtown school shooting, requiring annual firearms […]

05/23/2013

State Senator Files Paperwork To Run For Mayor

State Sen. Toni Harp has filed the necessary paperwork to run for mayor of New Haven.

04/29/2013

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

File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Enfield Cannonball Inert

A cannonball found by a neighbor in someone’s South Street yard in Enfield Friday night around 8 p.m. proved to be inert after state police investigated the device. The passerby saw the cannonball, took it […]

02/02/2013

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Newton Threatens Civil Rights Suit Over Arrest

Former state Sen. and convicted felon Ernest Newton II is threatening to file a federal civil rights lawsuit over his latest arrest.

02/01/2013

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