- Leaders: Connecticut budget vote possible on Monday Updated: May-29-15 10:47 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Democratic leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly say they're close to reaching a two-year budget deal with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
- Connecticut bill allows DNA testing in felony arrests Updated: May-29-15 7:02 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Certain crime suspects facing a serious felony charge could be required to provide a DNA sample under a bill that is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Republicans voice disappointment with park funding bill Updated: May-29-15 6:06 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Republicans in the state House of Representatives are disappointed with a bill originally designed to develop more revenue for Connecticut state parks.
- Malloy yet to say whether he'll sign Connecticut casino bill Updated: May-29-15 5:00 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was still deciding whether to sign legislation approved early Friday that would create a multi-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino along the Connecticut border that proponents contend will help combat out-of-state gambling competition.
- Connecticut House votes to change public financing rules Updated: May-28-15 10:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's public campaign financing program faces some major changes under a bill that has cleared the House of Representatives.
- Compromise Connecticut election reform bill clears Senate Updated: May-28-15 10:19 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill that attempts to professionalize the state's election system following a string of problems at the polls.
- Bill exempts Connecticut juniors from standardized test Updated: May-28-15 6:51 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Thousands of Connecticut high school juniors could soon be relieved from having to take an unpopular standardized test, following complaints from teachers and parents that 11th graders are being overwhelmed with testing.
- Bill requires Connecticut labs to conduct hair follicle test Updated: May-28-15 3:30 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would require clinical laboratories in Connecticut to conduct hair follicle drug tests ordered by medical personnel is moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.
- Connecticut bill opens up state employee health plan Updated: May-27-15 11:20 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut municipalities may soon be able to offer their workers and retirees health insurance coverage under the state employee plan.
- Plan for Southbury Training School closure clears Senate Updated: May-27-15 8:38 pm
HARTFORD - Legislation that could potentially help foster the closure of Southbury Training School and five other state-run institutions cleared the Senate on Wednesday.
- Connecticut bill restricts physical restraint of students Updated: May-27-15 7:42 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly that restricts the use of restraints and seclusion rooms in schools to only emergencies.
- Limited Sunday hunting bill clears Connecticut House Updated: May-27-15 6:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to allow Sunday deer hunting with some restrictions. It could only be conducted with a bow and arrow, and on certain private land.
- Connecticut lawmakers vote to end variable rate contracts Updated: May-27-15 5:46 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Variable electric rate contracts for residential consumers would be banned under a bill that has cleared the General Assembly.
- Malloy signs measure allowing sexual assault exam at UConn Updated: May-26-15 7:07 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a law requiring sexual assault forensic examinations to be made available at the University of Connecticut's main campus in Storrs.
- Malloy signs into law program to aid women veterans Updated: May-26-15 6:34 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a law requiring the Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish a Connecticut women veterans' program.
- Bill that would tax some college property awaits Senate vote Updated: May-24-15 9:35 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation requiring private tax-exempt colleges to pay local taxes on residential property they own.
- What's left for Connecticut lawmakers this session Updated: May-23-15 9:20 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With the June 3 adjournment deadline fast approaching, the Connecticut General Assembly still has some major pieces of legislation to pass. A look at some of the highlights:
- Effort to expand police mental health coverage progresses Updated: May-22-15 6:50 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A long-running effort to extend workers' compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle Friday after years of defeat in the General Assembly.
- Bill allowing 3 Tesla car stores clears Connecticut House Updated: May-21-15 8:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would allow car-maker Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers, but in a limited fashion, passed the state House of Representatives on Thursday.
- Senate passes bill banning variable-rate electric contracts Updated: May-20-15 10:02 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Senate agreed Wednesday to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers after some complained rates skyrocketed after low introductory costs.
- Connecticut lawmakers debate immigrant student bills Updated: May-19-15 8:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering two bills this session to help students brought to the U.S. illegally as children with the cost of college tuition.
- Connecticut Senate votes to toughen animal abuse penalties Updated: May-19-15 6:57 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - People who intentionally maim, torture, wound or kill an animal in Connecticut could face tougher punishments under a bill moving through the General Assembly.
- Correction: Negligence Law-Minors story Updated: May-19-15 4:55 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a May 14 story about a legislative proposal regarding lawsuits filed by minors, The Associated Press erroneously reported that minors have until age 18 or within two years after an injury to file a lawsuit. Minors currently have until age 18 to file lawsuits, but the lawsuits have to be filed within two years of the injury.
- Connecticut lawmakers pass powdered alcohol ban Updated: May-18-15 4:08 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is moving closer toward becoming the latest state to ban powdered alcohol.
- Bill requires loan agency to come up with rate-lowering plan Updated: May-18-15 3:32 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's college financing authority would be required to come up with a plan to offer students lower interest student loans.