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March 27, 2015

Looney Quietly Pitches Statewide Car Tax

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2015 1:25pm

Christine Stuart file photo Senate President Martin Looney admits it’s an ambitious proposal, but he believes his proposal to create a statewide mill rate for motor vehicle taxes is rational.

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March 17, 2015

Bill to Keep Sex Offenders Away From Schools Could Cause ‘Chaos,’ Critics Say

by Jordan Fenster | March 17, 2015 10:28am

A bill intended to keep convicted sex offenders away from kids would throw the Connecticut’s sex offender registry into “chaos,” according to the state’s Department of Correction.

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March 12, 2015

Senate Republicans Pitch Urban Agenda; Embrace Parts of Malloy Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate Republicans, who hail from mostly suburban and rural communities, said they have a plan to foster economic growth and development in Connecticut’s urban areas.

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February 17, 2015

New Haven Officials Back Police Camera Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 3:10pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Police Chief Dean Esserman testified Tuesday in support of a bill developing a program that would test police body cameras for one year in three Connecticut municipalities.

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February 13, 2015

New Haven Alderman Jorge Perez To Head Banking Department

by Hugh McQuaid | February 13, 2015 2:01pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday appointed New Haven Board of Aldermen President Jorge Perez to serve as state banking commissioner.

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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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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 1:00pm

Shutterstock The Public Safety and Security Committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a proposal to allow slot machines at existing off-track betting facilities located within five miles of I-91 and I-95.

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February 3, 2015

Malloy Proposes ‘Second-Chance’ Measures to Reform Connecticut Criminal Justice

by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 9:26pm

Mary O'Leary photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.

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February 2, 2015

Lawmakers Call For ‘Affirmative Consent’ On All College Campuses

by Sarah Paduano | February 2, 2015 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, and Rep. Gregory Haddad, D-Mansfield, are co-sponsoring a bill to require all public and private state universities and colleges to establish “affirmative consent” as the threshold in sexual assault and partner violence cases.

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January 25, 2015

New York Times Writer Charles M. Blow ‘Fuming’ That Son Was Detained By Yale Police

by New Haven Register | January 25, 2015 11:27am

NEW HAVEN — New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow claims in a tweet that his son, who is black and a Chemistry major at Yale University was “accosted” at “gunpoint” Saturday night by university police who thought he was a suspect.

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