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February 12, 2016

10 Lawmakers Push To Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use

by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2016 2:26pm

shutterstock Ten Democratic lawmakers, including two from New Haven, are hoping their colleagues will entertain a debate this year about legalizing marijuana for recreational use.

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OP-ED | Newly Raised Bills for 2016 Belie Worries About the Economy

by Susan Bigelow | February 12, 2016 9:00am

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At the start of every legislative session, members submit a blizzard of new bills for consideration. Many of them are either merged into other bills or blessedly forgotten, but they’re all still worth looking at to see what’s on lawmakers’ minds. This year, it’s all about taxes and the economy.

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OP-ED | Minimum Pricing: Deliver Us From The Scourge

by Terry Cowgill | February 12, 2016 5:30am

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The headline in the Feb. 7 Danbury News-Times said it all: “Liquor shop owners wary about calls to nix minimum pricing.” No kidding. As people in the liquor industry outside our state are fond of saying, “Only in Connecticut.”

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February 11, 2016

Legislators Renew Call For Cancer Coverage For Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2016 12:00pm

Elizabeth Regan file photo Last year, firefighters lined the halls of the state Capitol trying to urge lawmakers to pass legislation that would give them an opportunity to file a workers’ compensation claim for certain types of cancer.

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Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 9, 2016

Senator Renews Push To Let Tesla Sell Cars Directly To Connecticut Consumers

by Christine Stuart | February 9, 2016 12:53pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 2:45 p.m) With Tesla Motors in mind, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff renewed a push for legislation that would allow electric vehicle makers open up to three retail locations in Connecticut.

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February 4, 2016

Malloy Tries A Second Time To Limit Access To Firearms For Subjects of Temporary Restraining Orders

by Christine Stuart | February 4, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will try again this year to get firearms away from those accused of domestic violence offenses.

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February 3, 2016

Message of Change Embraced By Some, Panned By Others

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2016 3:44pm

Christine Stuart photo The economy has changed and Connecticut has to change, too. That was the message Gov. Dannel P. Malloy emphasized in his state of the state address Wednesday.

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Malloy Budget Plan Aims Cuts At Living And Dead

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 3:35pm

Christine Stuart photo The state is so desperate to save money that even the dead are taking a hit.

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Malloy Budget Plan Hammers State Workers

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 2:12pm

Christine Stuart photo State workers will take it on the chin under a spending plan outlined Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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