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May 31, 2016

Special Session Thursday, But Vote On Second Chance Bill Is Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 11:13am

Christine Stuart file photo The House will reconvene for a special session Thursday, but it’s unclear at the moment if they will take up Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s criminal justice reform package.

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May 27, 2016

Malloy Signs Opioid Prevention Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:13pm

Christine Stuart photo A mother whose son overdosed at the age of 20 said she believed he would be alive today if the bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed Friday had been in place in 2013.

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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

Minority Drivers Less Likely To Be Pulled Over After Dark

by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 12, 2016 7:00pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS Nine Connecticut police departments and a state police troop showed racial and ethnic disparities in traffic stops they made over a 12-month period, according to a new study by Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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May 3, 2016

Senate Tables Second Chance Debate After Midnight; Bounty Hunter Slams Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:03am

Christine Stuart photo The state Senate delayed debate Tuesday morning on a bill that would increase the age at which youth are still considered juveniles and make changes to the bail bond system.

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May 2, 2016

Senate Gives Final Passage To Bill To Protect Domestic Violence Victims From Firearms

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 5:35pm

Christine Stuart photo For opponents of the legislation, it was about firearms. For proponents, however, it was about protecting victims of domestic violence.

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Mrs. Bounty Hunter Makes Pitch To Save Cash Bail System

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2016 3:08pm

Jack Kramer photo Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman and his wife, Beth, who ended their reality television show in what they referred to as an attempt to “save” the bail industry, made the state Capitol in Hartford part of their traveling road show Monday.

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