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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

Newton Charged With Lying To Obtain Public Campaign Financing

Former Bridgeport state Sen. Ernest E. Newton II, who previously served about four-and-a-half years for bribery, has been arrested and charged with falsely obtaining thousands of dollars in public funds to finance his latest run for the Senate.

01/04/2013

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GOP Hopes To Make Inroads In State Senate

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republicans are focusing on two open seats as they try to make inroads in the Connecticut state Senate, which Democrats have controlled since 1996. Democrats sit […]

10/20/2012

State Senator Edith Prague (Courtesy her office)

Senator Prague Says She’s Retiring

State Sen. Edith Prague has decided not to seek re-election in the fall after serving in the legislature for 26 years.

05/09/2012

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Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Connecticut Senate granted final approval early Saturday to a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana and includes strict regulations for the cultivation and distribution in an attempt to avoid problems other states have run into when legalizing the plant for medical use.

05/05/2012

Members of the clergy marched to the state Capitol to pray for an end to the death penalty. They stopped to recite the stations of the cross as they walked through part of Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Death Penalty Vote Near

A co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee says Connecticut lawmakers will likely be voting on the high-profile death penalty repeal bill during Wednesday’s Senate session.

04/03/2012

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