by Hugh McQuaid | March 20, 2014 4:07pm
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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by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2014 2:41pm
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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by Christine Stuart | March 17, 2014 2:35pm
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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by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2014 5:30am
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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by Hugh McQuaid | March 11, 2014 3:00pm
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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by Christine Stuart | March 11, 2014 11:52am
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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by Hugh McQuaid | March 10, 2014 3:47pm
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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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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by Brian McCready | March 6, 2014 6:30am
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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by Christine Stuart | March 5, 2014 6:30am
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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