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May 6, 2016

Judicial Branch Continues Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 12:03am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut judicial branch began laying off 113 workers Thursday. Officials said some of the notices won’t go out until next week.

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May 5, 2016

Open Space Falls Short Of Super Majority

by Jack Kramer | May 5, 2016 12:54am

CTNewsJunkie file photo A constitutional amendment to bolster the protection of state-owned open space passed the Senate and House before the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday. However, proponents will have to raise the bill again next year in order to get it on the ballot for voters.

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May 4, 2016

Yale Tax Bill Scrapped; Study Next

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm

shutterstock Attempts to update legislation that some felt would lead to increasing taxation of properties owned in New Haven by Yale University have been shelved — for now.

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Bill Addressing Opioid Epidemic Headed To Governor’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 3:13pm

A bill designed to stem what some have called the “opioid epidemic” in Connecticut will soon be signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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May 3, 2016

More Job Cuts Announced; Judicial Branch Looking at Another 600 Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 3:50pm

Christine Stuart file photo A total of 89 state employees at the Department of Developmental Services received their pink slips Tuesday, along with one employee from the Military Department.

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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

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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