by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 12:03am
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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by Jack Kramer | May 5, 2016 12:54am
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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by Jack Kramer | May 4, 2016 8:24pm
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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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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by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 3:50pm
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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by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 1:03am
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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by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 5:35pm
For opponents of the legislation, it was about firearms. For proponents, however, it was about protecting victims of domestic violence.
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by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2016 3:08pm
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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by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 12:30am
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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by Jack Kramer | April 27, 2016 3:00pm
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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