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March 20, 2014

Blumenthal, Murphy: Gun Background Check Debate ‘Not Going Away’

by Hugh McQuaid | March 20, 2014 4:07pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo For gun control supporters, there has been little national progress since Congress defeated background check legislation close to a year ago. But Connecticut’s senators said Thursday they’re in it for the long haul.

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March 18, 2014

Workers’ Comp Would Cover PTSD Under Public Safety Bill

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2014 2:41pm

Christine Stuart photo The legislature’s Public Safety Committee approved a bill Tuesday that gives first responders, like the teachers and police officers who witness tragic events, an opportunity to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.

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March 17, 2014

Senators Offer Plan To Combat Heroin Epidemic

by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2014 2:35pm

Christine Stuart photo Fentanyl laced heroin has reached the state of Connecticut and the city of Hartford, where just last week police seized 2,000 bags of it at a home on Enfield Street.

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March 13, 2014

Will A Bill Shrinking Drug-Free Zones Get A Debate In An Election Year?

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s an issue that doesn’t impact a majority of state lawmakers, which makes a bill that shrinks drug-free school zones from 1,500 to 200 feet, a tough sell.

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March 11, 2014

Flexer, Williams Team Up To Reverse Police Dispatch Consolidation

by Hugh McQuaid | March 11, 2014 3:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Lawmakers pushed Tuesday to reverse the Malloy administration’s consolidation of State Police dispatch centers even as the process has been put on hold to allow a review by the new public safety commissioner.

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West Hartford Lawmaker Seeks Stiffer Knockout ‘Game’ Penalty

by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 11:52am

Christine Stuart photo West Hartford Officer Tom Nagle said his 18-year-old son’s jaw was broken when he was sucker-punched by a stranger as he was walking across his college campus.

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March 10, 2014

Sen. President Urges Rejection of Task Force Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | March 10, 2014 3:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate President Donald Williams voiced strong opposition Monday to legislation restricting public access to recordings of 911 calls, calling the bill “unnecessary,” “counterproductive,” and “destructive.”

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Knockout Game Bill Gets Hearing

by Staff Report | March 10, 2014 2:46pm

It’s called the “knockout game” and at least one lawmaker wants to make sure the penalty for sucker-punching a stranger is stiff.

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March 6, 2014

Consumer Protection Commissioner ‘Disturbed’ By Allegations Against Marijuana Grower

by Brian McCready | March 6, 2014 6:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein said Wednesday he is “very disturbed about what is alleged” against the manager of a company selected by the state to grow medical marijuana in West Haven.

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March 5, 2014

Could Regulation of Movie Theater Noise Violate the First Amendment?

by Christine Stuart | March 5, 2014 6:30am

istockphoto A Motion Picture Association of America executive told the Public Safety Committee on Tuesday that its attempt to regulate noise levels in movie theaters would violate the First Amendment.

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