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June 20, 2016

Murphy: ‘NRA Has Vice-like Grip On This Place, Even When 90% of the American Public Wants Change’

by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 8:11pm

youtube / senate democrats channel Four measures designed to toughen up gun ownership laws following the mass murder at an Orlando nightclub failed to get the three-fifths necessary approval to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday.

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June 17, 2016

OP-ED | Gun Control: The ‘Silence’ Is Deafening

by Terry Cowgill | June 17, 2016 5:30am

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After a savage attack last week in a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed more people than any mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Connecticut and America are waking up with a gun hangover. They only question is whether it’ll wear off and allow the nation to return to business as usual, or whether the headache and shame are so severe as to effect a real change in lifestyle. I’m hoping for the latter.

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June 15, 2016

Murphy Ends Filibuster, Says GOP Agrees To Vote On Gun Control Measures

by Jack Kramer | June 15, 2016 3:30pm

C-SPAN (UPDATED 7 a.m.) In the closing moments of a nearly 15-hour filibuster, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, announced early Thursday morning that Senate Democrats received a commitment from Republicans to schedule votes to close the terror gap and expand background checks for firearm purchases.

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June 13, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers: Orlando Shooting May Be What Prompts Congressional Action

by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 6:00pm

Jack Kramer photo Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation said Monday that assault weapons have become the common ingredient in the string of mass shootings that culminated with the worst one in U.S. history early Sunday in Orlando.

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Ganim Rolls Out Bridgeport’s Own Second Chance Society Initiative

by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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June 9, 2016

Police Union: Eliminating DOT Service Patrols Puts Public Safety at Risk

by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 11:39am

Courtesy of the DOT The Connecticut State Police Union is speaking out about the elimination of funding for a program they say keeps both motorists and police safe.

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June 2, 2016

House Declines To Raise Governor’s Bail Reform

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2016 4:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic lawmakers in the House Thursday decided there wasn’t enough support for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bail reform proposal to raise the bill.

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June 1, 2016

Malloy Pitches Bail Reform, Encourages House Vote

by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2016 3:31pm

Christine Stuart photo WATERBURY — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy already gave up half of his criminal justice reforms, but it still may not be enough to get the legislation across the finish line Thursday when the House reconvenes for a one-day special session.

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May 31, 2016

UPDATED: Malloy Agrees To Compromise on Second Chance; Special House Session Set For Thursday

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 4:30pm

Kristi Allen file photo (Updated 4:15 p.m.) The House will reconvene for a special session Thursday, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy revised his criminal justice reform package late Tuesday afternoon making it more likely to pass.

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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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