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March 26, 2015

OP-ED | Affirmative Consent Bill Could Help Tear Down Rape Culture

by Susan Bigelow | March 26, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.

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Racial Disparity in Connecticut Prisons on the Decline, Report Says

by Jordan Fenster | March 26, 2015 11:46am

Council of State Governments Justice Center There is “significantly” less racial disparity among prisoners in Connecticut than there was just a few years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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March 18, 2015

Rowland Sentenced to 30 Months on Corruption Charges

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2015 1:40pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register (Updated 3 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — A federal judge with a reputation for being tough on corruption decided to abide by less restrictive sentencing guidelines Wednesday when she gave former Gov. John G. Rowland 30 months in prison for hiding campaign work from election regulators.

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March 13, 2015

Lawmakers Seek Compromise on Access to Arrest Records

by Elizabeth Regan | March 13, 2015 2:30pm

CTNJ file photo Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision.

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March 11, 2015

Wyman Says Bill Protects Domestic Violence Victims; Gun Owners Say It’s Unnecessary

by Sarah Paduano | March 11, 2015 4:37pm

Christine Stuart photo Second Amendment advocates and gun owners feel that legislation before the General Assembly is infringing on their right to possess firearms, while proponents feel the bills would protect domestic violence victims.

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March 5, 2015

Republicans Modify Position on Juvenile Offender Legislation

by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2015 6:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo After stalling the passage of legislation to reassess lengthy prison sentences imposed on juvenile offenders during the last two legislative sessions, Senate Republicans backed a modified version of the bill during a Wednesday hearing.

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March 4, 2015

Towns Consider Regional Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2015 9:01am

Hugh McQuaid photo Small towns slated to pay more for resident state troopers under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget may abandon the trooper program and create regional police departments, Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss told lawmakers Tuesday.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Resident State Trooper Program A Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 5:16pm

It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.

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February 11, 2015

OP-ED | Marijuana Legalization in Connecticut? It’s Worth a Shot

by Susan Bigelow | February 11, 2015 9:16pm

Marijuana is now legal in several states out west, and the world has yet to end. That’s part of why two Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Edwin Vargas, D-Hartford, and Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, want to bring legalization east.

Is that a good idea? What will happen if we fully legalize marijuana?

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February 6, 2015

Two Lawmakers Look To Legalize Marijuana

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 12:30pm

Shutterstock Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.

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