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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 […]


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.



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.


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.


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Proposal To Ban Teen Tanning In Rhode Island Heading To Vote

Legislation to bar almost anyone under 18 from using a tanning salon in Rhode Island is heading for a vote in the state Senate.


A portion of a map from the Central Connecticut State University Computer Cartography Lab.

Groups Want Hispanic State Senator

A redistricting fight is looming for Connecticut’s capital, a city that Hispanic leaders have identified as the place with the most potential to produce the state’s first ever Latino state senator.


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Wyman Breaks Senate tie, Passes Marijuana Bill

The state Senate narrowly approved a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.


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Senate Approves UConn Health Center Overhaul

State senators on Wednesday authorized $263 million in bonding needed to overhaul the University of Connecticut Health Center and turn the Farmington facility into a bioscience research hub.


Paid Sick Leave Narrowly Passes Senate

Sick leave bill passes Senate


State Senate Considers Unemployment Benefits

The State Senate is expected to consider two bills that aim to expand eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits.