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October 6, 2014

With Crime Down to a 40-Year Low, Malloy Touts State Money for Local Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | October 6, 2014 3:34pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy touted his support for municipal aid Monday as a new report found crime in Connecticut at a 40-year low in 2013. Protecting towns from funding cuts has kept cops on the street, he said.

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October 1, 2014

New Laws Take Effect Today

by Hugh McQuaid | October 1, 2014 10:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Several new laws take effect today including new regulations on pet stores and the sale of electronic cigarettes, as well as a law cracking down on domestic violence.

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September 30, 2014

Senators Use FBI Report To Encourage Retailers To Adopt Anti-Gun Policies

by Hugh McQuaid | September 30, 2014 12:03pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Connecticut’s U.S. senators renewed their call Tuesday for national retailers to discourage customers from bringing guns into stores. They cited a FBI report that found nearly half of active shooter incidents occur at commercial establishments.

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September 18, 2014

New Gun Safety PAC Endorses Candidates

by Ellen R. Delisio | September 18, 2014 5:54pm

Ellen Delisio photo Determined not only to maintain Connecticut’s status as home to some of the toughest gun laws in the nation but also to continue to promote gun safety, a new political action committee made its endorsements Thursday on the steps of the state Capitol.

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September 17, 2014

Foley Says He Supports Closing Restraining Order Gun Loophole

by Eugene Driscoll | September 17, 2014 5:30am

The Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday he would support proposed legislation prohibiting people who have temporary restraining orders against them from possessing a firearm.

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September 16, 2014

Coalition Against Domestic Violence Reports Calls Have Increased Following Rice Video

by Kristi Allen | September 16, 2014 7:11am

http://www.ctcadv.org/ Since the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer Rice surfaced, the number of calls for domestic violence services in Connecticut has increased.

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September 11, 2014

Republicans Say Recent Murder Highlights Deficiencies In Risk Reduction Program

by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid photo The August murder of an infant in Bristol highlights deficiencies in a state program aimed at rehabilitating prisoners, a group of Republican senators said at a Wednesday press conference.

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September 10, 2014

Malloy Would Remove Guns Early In Restraining Order Cases

by Hugh McQuaid | September 10, 2014 3:09pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo If he wins a second term, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to advance a bill to remove firearms from recipients of temporary restraining orders. Malloy announced the bill during a West Hartford roundtable talk Wednesday.

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CAGV Gets Organized, Launches New PAC

by Christine Stuart | September 10, 2014 2:27pm

Christine Stuart photo The executive director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence told supporters Tuesday that their pro-gun opposition wants to send a message to lawmakers who voted in favor of stricter gun laws.

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August 26, 2014

Correction Commissioner Takes Job In New York City

by Staff Report | August 26, 2014 3:07pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Connecticut Department of Correction Commissioner James E. Dzurenda will resign at the end of the month to take a job with the New York City Department of Correction.

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