by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 4:46pm
(Updated 5:43 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after the Senate approved a bill banning genetically modified grass seed, the House found bipartisan agreement to kill it.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am
The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 8, 2014 11:42am
Connecticut earns a “B” for transparency in government spending, according to an annual report card grading the 50 states in online access to data on where taxpayer dollars are spent.
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by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2014 4:27pm
They were unable to stop Connecticut’s General Assembly last year from passing sweeping gun control legislation, but gun rights advocates gathered Saturday at the state Capitol to let lawmakers know they will make their voices heard at the ballot box.
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by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 12:09pm
The March 31 deadline for enrolling in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has come and gone, but not everyone believes it was a success.
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by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 11:05pm
Rep. Ted Moukawsher of Groton was the lone Democrat on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee to vote Tuesday against the governor’s $155 million election-year tax refund.
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by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2014 11:58am
(Updated 4:18 p.m.) The Appropriations Committee wants to increase state spending by about $12.3 million more than what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed in February, bringing their budget within $700,000 of the state spending cap.
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by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2014 4:30pm
The House spent 90-minutes Wednesday bidding farewell to House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, who announced that after 22 years in the General Assembly he won’t be seeking reelection.
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by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2014 5:30am
This week several legislative committees will reach their deadlines to forward legislation to another committee or to the floor of the House or Senate.
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by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 3:28pm
He might be the Speaker of the House, but Brendan Sharkey’s proposal to get private colleges and hospitals to pay property taxes to municipalities is not a slam dunk.
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