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April 10, 2014

State Struggles To House Transgender Youth

by Hugh McQuaid | April 10, 2014 5:30am

istockphoto State prison officials were grappling Wednesday to establish a new policy for housing transgender inmates following a court order handing the Correction Department custody of a transgender minor.

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March 21, 2014

OP-ED | Keep Up The Funding: Resident Troopers Vital To Towns

by Terry D. Cowgill | March 21, 2014 5:30am

As the General Assembly considers where to whack away in its interminable quest to balance the state’s books, the talk inevitably turns to law enforcement — if only grudgingly. After all, no one wants people’s lives to be in more danger just because taxpayers are in a miserly mood.

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March 18, 2014

Workers’ Comp Would Cover PTSD Under Public Safety Bill

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2014 2:41pm

Christine Stuart photo The legislature’s Public Safety Committee approved a bill Tuesday that gives first responders, like the teachers and police officers who witness tragic events, an opportunity to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

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March 13, 2014

Will A Bill Shrinking Drug-Free Zones Get A Debate In An Election Year?

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s an issue that doesn’t impact a majority of state lawmakers, which makes a bill that shrinks drug-free school zones from 1,500 to 200 feet, a tough sell.

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March 10, 2014

Sen. President Urges Rejection of Task Force Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | March 10, 2014 3:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate President Donald Williams voiced strong opposition Monday to legislation restricting public access to recordings of 911 calls, calling the bill “unnecessary,” “counterproductive,” and “destructive.”

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March 6, 2014

Consumer Protection Commissioner ‘Disturbed’ By Allegations Against Marijuana Grower

by Brian McCready | March 6, 2014 6:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said Wednesday he is “very disturbed about what is alleged” against the manager of a company selected by the state to grow medical marijuana in West Haven.

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February 11, 2014

Campus Sexual Assault Bill Gets a Public Hearing

by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2014 6:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Lawmakers will hear public testimony Tuesday on proposed legislation to improve how Connecticut’s colleges and universities respond to sexual assaults on their campuses.

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January 24, 2014

Task Force Wants Copying Certain Records To Be A Crime

by Hugh McQuaid | January 24, 2014 6:13pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo An early draft of a report from a task force weighing privacy against public disclosure would have recommended making it a felony to copy certain law enforcement records without permission.

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January 23, 2014

Lawmakers Will Look To Regionalize Municipal Dispatch Centers

by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2014 1:00pm

Courtesy of the Westport PD Some lawmakers on the Planning and Development Committee will push for regionalizing the state’s complex network of emergency call answering centers this year amidst controversy over an executive effort to consolidate State Police dispatch centers.

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January 15, 2014

Foley Stops Short of Calling For Repeal of 2013 Gun Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 15, 2014 12:18am

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican Tom Foley told hundreds of Connecticut gun owners that he would veto future gun control restrictions if he is elected governor. But he disappointed some gun owners Tuesday night when he stopped short of calling for repeal.

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