by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2013 12:29am
A bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license received final passage Wednesday night as a group of advocates watched from the Senate balcony.
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by Heath W. Fahle | May 24, 2013 4:23pm
Connecticut’s legislators are about to do something crazier than Mike Tyson’s face tattoo: create a state licensing scheme for tattoo artists.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 22, 2013 6:03pm
Draft legislation released by the governor’s office calls for making special exceptions to the state’s Freedom of Information law as it applies to records of the victims of the Dec. 14 massacre in Newtown.
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by Jacqueline Wattles | May 17, 2013 1:51pm
The Hartford Police and three of the city’s trauma centers will join new sponsors Saturday, May 18, in what they hope will be largest gun buyback in Hartford to date.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 10, 2013 4:57pm
The U.S. House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force held an offsite hearing in Hartford Friday where U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson and members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation said they’re still hopeful Congress will tighten the nation’s gun purchasing laws.
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by Fred Musante | May 10, 2013 12:00pm
Shelton Alderman Jack Finn’s proposed weapons-free zone ordinance died Thursday following a barrage of negative comments from Republican aldermen, including one that compared gun control measures to tactics used by World War II dictators
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 8, 2013 2:56pm
The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday designed to ensure the state can prosecute people accused of sexually assaulting a person with developmental disabilities.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 7, 2013 12:42pm
The state probate court administrator this summer expects to complete a database of people who have had their eligibility to own guns revoked by the courts for mental health reasons in the last 14 years.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 3, 2013 6:02pm
Law enforcement officials on Friday requested more funding to deal with a backlog of paperwork related to firearm purchases and transfer-of-ownership applications that have grown exponentially since the passage of new gun regulations.
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by Melissa Bailey | April 29, 2013 4:51pm
Jose Sanchez and other undocumented immigrants visited the state Capitol Monday to pose a late-session question for legislators: While the state awaits federal action on immigration reform, what should be done now about immigrants who are driving without licenses?
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