by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 11:13am
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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by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:13pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 4:42pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 1:46pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 9:14pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 12:41am
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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by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 12, 2016 7:00pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:03am
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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by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 5:35pm
For opponents of the legislation, it was about firearms. For proponents, however, it was about protecting victims of domestic violence.
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by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2016 3:08pm
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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