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March 19, 2019

Panel Canceled, But Vaccine Discussion Continues at Capitol

by Christine Stuart | Mar 19, 2019 2:29pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — A panel discussion called “The Science of Vaccines” was canceled late Monday when two Yale doctors pulled out of the event, which was also going to feature Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer who founded an anti-vaccine organization.

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March 15, 2019

Lawmakers Propose Resolution Against Arming Teachers

by Peter Urban | Mar 15, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Federal Budget | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Jahana Hayes on Thursday introduced resolutions to block federal funding from being used to arm school teachers.

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March 14, 2019

Court Opens Door for Sandy Hook Parents to Sue Gun Maker

by Courthouse News Service | Mar 14, 2019 1:07pm
Posted to: Courts | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Reviving a lawsuit by the families of Sandy Hook victims, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday that federal law does not pre-empt claims over the marketing of the Bushmaster assault rifle used in the 2012 elementary school massacre.

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March 13, 2019

Democratic House Leader Promises A Vote On Removing Religious Exemption To Vaccines

by Christine Stuart | Mar 13, 2019 1:09pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Health Care | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — House Majority Leader Matt Ritter vowed Wednesday that in the next 12 months the General Assembly will vote on whether to eliminate religious exemptions for vaccines for school children.

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March 12, 2019

Law Enforcement Seeks To Curb Juvenile Car Thefts With Legislation

by Jack Kramer | Mar 12, 2019 4:56pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Courts | Juvenile Justice | Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Law enforcement officials in many towns across the state claim they are being hit by a wave of auto thefts.

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March 11, 2019

When Does A Gun Become A Gun?

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2019 9:21pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — In order to make it a fully functioning firearm someone would need to machine the partially complete receiver that an anti-gun advocate brought with him Monday to the Legislative Office Building.

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Anti-Gun Activist Leaves After Texting A Message About What She Would Do With A Gun

by Christine Stuart | Mar 11, 2019 2:59pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety

Emotions were running high Monday at the annual Judiciary Committee public hearing on a variety of gun bills.

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Advocates Call For Safe Gun Storage, Opponents Call For Education

by Jack Kramer | Mar 11, 2019 12:23pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety | State Capitol | Guilford

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HARTFORD, CT — The mother of a 15-year-old Guilford teenager who killed himself with a gun last year took an unusual approach Monday in trying to sway Judiciary Committee members to support a gun storage law that she believes would have saved her son’s life.

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March 1, 2019

Will This Be The Year For A Black Bear Hunt?

by Jack Kramer | Mar 1, 2019 4:15pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Environment | Public Safety | Avon | Farmington | Litchfield | Simsbury

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HARTFORD, CT — Allowing hunting of black bears in certain areas of the state has become an annual debate at the state Capitol and Friday saw that conversation renewed on two different bills raised by the Environment Committee.

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February 27, 2019

Commissioner Admits Cutting Overtime With Trooper Shortage Will Be Difficult

by Lisa Backus | Feb 27, 2019 4:20pm
Posted to: Law Enforcement | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — From reducing state police trooper shortages and overtime to reorganizing key units, state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James Rovella told members of the Appropriations Committee Tuesday he’s committed to living within Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed budget.

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