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May 23, 2016

Malloy Push for Second Chance 2.0 Continues

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 4:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to hold almost daily press conferences about his legislative proposal to change how bail works and how 18- to 20-year-olds who commit non-violent crimes should be treated.

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May 17, 2016

Small Fire Causes Legislative Building To Close For The Day

by Kristi Allen | May 17, 2016 1:31pm

Kristi Allen photo A small fire broke out in one of the committee offices at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. No one was injured.

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May 16, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Airlines To Help Reduce Long Lines At Security Checkpoints

by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 16, 2016 2:20pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / CTNEWSJUNKIE To reduce sometimes lengthy lines at airport security checkpoints, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that America’s airlines need to drop their baggage fees this summer.

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May 12, 2016

Minority Drivers Less Likely To Be Pulled Over After Dark

by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 12, 2016 7:00pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS Nine Connecticut police departments and a state police troop showed racial and ethnic disparities in traffic stops they made over a 12-month period, according to a new study by Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.

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May 11, 2016

State: Contractors Have Agreed to Stop Selling Concrete Aggregate from Willington Quarry

by Cara Rosner | May 11, 2016 10:30am

ct.gov As state officials continue to investigate deteriorating home foundations in eastern Connecticut, the companies at the center of the controversy have voluntarily agreed to stop selling certain products for residential use until next year.

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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 29, 2016

OP-ED | Protecting The Rich Means Short-changing Mental Health

by Jacqueline Brunelle and Immacula Cann | April 29, 2016 12:30pm

In January, President Obama challenged Republican lawmakers to “put your money where your mouth is” on the importance of mental health spending and reforms. We hope this might serve as a friendly reminder to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider the layoffs he’s announced for mental health workers like us at already short-staffed facilities that provide essential care to patients whose illnesses unfortunately make them a danger to themselves and others.

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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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