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May 1, 2018

Senate Moves to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence, Sends Primary Aggressor Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2018 10:24pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday that would require police officers to determine the primary aggressor when they respond to a domestic violence call.

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Justice Robinson Sails Through House, Republicans Pan Other Nominations

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Courts | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — In a brisk five minutes, the House voted 146-0 to elevate Justice Richard Robinson to chief justice of the State Supreme Court, while Republicans voted against some of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new nominations to the Superior Court bench.

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April 27, 2018

Malloy Nominates Two More To The Bench

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2018 4:29pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — One judicial nominee withdrew his nomination and another retired freeing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to nominate two more Friday.

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April 23, 2018

Judicial Nominations Cause Concern For Budgetary Reasons

by Christine Stuart | Apr 23, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Courts | Labor | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — The Judiciary Committee is expected to hear hours of testimony Monday on a Supreme Court chief justice nominee, a Supreme Court nominee, an Appellate Court nominee, and 30 Superior Court nominees.

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April 19, 2018

In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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Connecticut’s Medical Marijuana Program Continues To Grow

by Jack Kramer | Apr 17, 2018 10:29am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Health Care | Jobs | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — One sign of the success of the state’s medical marijuana program is the scores of businesses who want to be part of it.

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April 13, 2018

Malloy Nominates 14 More To The Bench

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2018 4:11pm
Posted to: Courts | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 14 more attorneys to Superior Court Friday rounding his nominations in his last term out to 30.

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April 10, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | A Remorseful Esty Returns to Capitol Hill

by Peter Urban | Apr 10, 2018 7:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Equality | Legal | Privacy

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WASHINGTON — In a round of interviews with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty apologized again for mishandling the firing of Tony Baker, her former chief of staff who had abused her former scheduler, and she reaffirmed her decision to not seek re-election but remain in office through the end of her term.

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Optimistic Speaker Says Gaming This Session Is ‘Complex’

by Jack Kramer | Apr 10, 2018 12:35pm
Posted to: Gaming | Legal | Sports | Bridgeport | East Windsor

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HARTFORD, CT—The odds of passing legislation concerning new casinos and legalized sports betting before the close of the legislative session, May 9, aren’t good, according to House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin.

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