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June 15, 2017

Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 14, 2017

Lawmakers Call For Civility Following Shooting at Virginia Ballfield

by Peter Urban | June 14, 2017 9:16am

REUTERS / Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Updated 7:06 p.m.) — Connecticut lawmakers joined others on Capitol Hill Wednesday in a call for political civility across America following an early morning shooting where the third ranking House Republican was wounded in gunfire at a ballfield in Alexandria, Virginia during a baseball practice.

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June 12, 2017

Murphy, Blumenthal See Hope At Ballot Box For Gun Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 12, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — On the anniversary of Pulse Nightclub shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and left 53 injured, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal remain furious that Congress has done nothing to prevent dangerous people from obtaining firearms.

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June 8, 2017

House Seeks To Remove Metal Detectors Before Going Sine Die

by Christine Stuart | June 8, 2017 12:13pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The last bill the House passed Wednesday before midnight was a bill that would have allowed the General Assembly to remove the $600,000 security system they installed at the state Capitol and Legislative Office Building in 2014.

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June 6, 2017

House Tables Recreational Marijuana After Debate

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2017 7:16pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - The House held a long-anticipated 90-minute debate Tuesday, but did not vote, on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

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Senate Sends Bill Targeting Hate Crimes to Malloy’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2017 5:08pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Senate joined the House Tuesday in passing legislation that supporters claim will give Connecticut the strongest hate crime laws in the country.

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June 5, 2017

House Debates, Then Tables Police Misconduct

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | June 5, 2017 4:08pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Despite significant changes to the legislation there were no Republican votes in the House for a bill that seeks to hold police accountable following events in which excessive or deadly force is used.

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Marijuana Legalization Hits Speed Bump

by Jack Kramer | June 5, 2017 11:27am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — An attempt to call a revised, bipartisan recreational marijuana amendment for a vote in the House hit a bump in the road Monday when the lead House Republican said her Democratic counterparts crafted the amendment without her input.

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Black and Puerto Rican Caucus Readies Stance on Police Misconduct Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Business in the House stalled Saturday for about a half hour as House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter met behind closed doors with 19 members of the Black and Puerto Rican caucus.

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June 3, 2017

House Passes Amended Version of Malloy’s Bail Bond Reform Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 7:55pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved, 88-62, a revised version of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to change the bail bond system and reduce the pre-trial population Saturday.

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