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May 3, 2016

Senate Tables Second Chance Debate After Midnight; Bounty Hunter Slams Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:03am

Christine Stuart photo 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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May 2, 2016

Senate Gives Final Passage To Bill To Protect Domestic Violence Victims From Firearms

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 5:35pm

Christine Stuart photo For opponents of the legislation, it was about firearms. For proponents, however, it was about protecting victims of domestic violence.

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Mrs. Bounty Hunter Makes Pitch To Save Cash Bail System

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2016 3:08pm

Jack Kramer photo 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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April 30, 2016

Senate Sends Medical Marijuana For Minors Legislation To Malloy’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 12:30am

Doug Hardy photo The Senate gave final passage to a bill Friday that would give children under the age of 18 access to non-smokeable medical marijuana.

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April 27, 2016

House Approves Bill To Help Domestic Violence Victims

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2016 11:30pm

Christine Stuart photo It would require individuals who are the subject of a temporary restraining order to give up their firearms, but proponents of the legislation say it’s not about the Second Amendment, due process, or guns—it’s about domestic violence victims.

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Bridgeport Officials Push To Clarify Open Carry Law

by Jack Kramer | April 27, 2016 3:00pm

Contributed photo Bridgeport officials and police officers are imploring legislators to act before the end of the legislative session on a bill allowing law enforcement to ask a person to see their permit to carry a firearm, regardless of whether the individual was suspected of criminal activity.

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April 26, 2016

White House Advisor Urges Passage of Bill To Combat Domestic Violence

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2016 6:12pm

Christine Stuart file photo A senior advisor to President Barack Obama called House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on Tuesday to urge him to call a bill that would require individuals who are the subject of temporary restraining orders to give up their firearms.

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April 25, 2016

House Unanimously Approves Bill To Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2016 7:09pm

Christine Stuart photo The House of Representatives unanimously passed far-reaching legislation Monday aimed at combating what many legislators referred to as the “opioid epidemic” impacting the state of Connecticut.

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April 21, 2016

House Approves Medical Marijuana for Sick Children

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2016 12:18am

shutterstock The House overwhelmingly approved a measure that would give sick children under the age of 18 access to non-smokeable medical marijuana.

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April 18, 2016

Dr. Henry Lee Profiles Today’s Serial Killers

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo Years ago it was pretty easy to figure out who the “average” serial killer was, according to renowned international forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee.

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