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May 26, 2016

Supreme Court Upholds Death Penalty Repeal For All, Including Those On Death Row

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 1:45pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Supreme Court declined to reverse a previous decision that found the death penalty was unconstitutional for all, including the 11 inmates left on death row after the General Assembly prospectively abolished the practice in 2012.

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May 25, 2016

Malloy Visits Hartford Correctional, Wants Vote On His Criminal Justice Reforms

by Kristi Allen | May 25, 2016 11:26pm

Kristi Allen photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Correction Commissioner Scott Semple met with inmates of Hartford Correctional Center on Wednesday in their continued effort to get the General Assembly to adopt a package of criminal justice reforms.

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May 20, 2016

Judicial Branch Announces 61 More Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2016 11:59am

The Judicial Branch announced Friday that it will be laying off 61 temporary court clerks and temporary court recording monitors.

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May 16, 2016

Sharkey Says It’s Up To Malloy To Make His Case On Second Chance Legislation

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 4:42pm

Christine Stuart photo Outgoing House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said Monday that he supports Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system. But he said it will be up to the governor to make sure the House has the votes.

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Malloy Continues To Muscle Forward With Second Chance 2.0

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 1:46pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not been shy about his desire to expand last year’s Second Chance law, which eliminated mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses.

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May 13, 2016

House Hits Pause Button On Malloy’s Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 9:14pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was confident Friday morning that there was enough support in the House to approve his package of criminal justice reforms, but that confidence faded after a day of backroom talks and vote counting.

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Senate Hedges On Second Chance Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 12:41am

Christine Stuart photo A bill that would change who is considered a juvenile by the courts and modify the bail system didn’t get called for a vote Thursday by the Senate because, according to Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, it was unclear if the House had the votes.

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May 12, 2016

Senate Leaders Remain Confident In Thursday Budget Vote

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 7:30 a.m.) Several key documents related to the 2017 state budget weren’t posted until after midnight on the night before the Senate was expected to convene a special session to make adjustments to close a nearly $1 billion deficit.

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May 11, 2016

State: Contractors Have Agreed to Stop Selling Concrete Aggregate from Willington Quarry

by Cara Rosner | May 11, 2016 10:30am

ct.gov As state officials continue to investigate deteriorating home foundations in eastern Connecticut, the companies at the center of the controversy have voluntarily agreed to stop selling certain products for residential use until next year.

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May 6, 2016

Another Drug Settlement Boosts General Fund

by Cara Rosner | May 6, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock Connecticut’s General Fund is getting an injection of nearly $5 million thanks to a settlement with a pharmaceutical company involving the Medicaid program.

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