- Bill would require infant sleep info be provided to parents Updated: May-06-15 4:02 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut hospitals would be required to provide parents of newborns with information about safe sleep practices under a bill being considered by state lawmakers.
- Bill stops police from enforcing local ordinances elsewhere Updated: May-05-15 5:38 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would prevent Connecticut municipal police officers from crossing into another community to enforce their town's ordinances cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
- Connecticut lawmakers grapple with ivory, rhino tusk ban Updated: May-05-15 4:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are wrestling with a bill that bans the import, sale and purchase of ivory or rhinoceros horns, with some voicing concern about the impact on collectors whose treasures could be rendered worthless.
- Connecticut bill would boost child support enforcement funds Updated: May-03-15 1:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering ways to improve collection of past due child support payments.
- Connecticut lawmaker holds fast to 1st-in-flight claim Updated: Apr-30-15 2:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Connecticut lawmaker says he won't back down on his state's claims that another aviator beat the Wright brothers into flight, despite calls by an Ohio nonprofit group.
- Committee passes plan that increases Connecticut taxes Updated: Apr-29-15 6:42 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The General Assembly's tax committee approved a Democratic plan on Wednesday that would increase personal income tax rates for high-earners, extend Connecticut's sales tax to more services and authorize the gambling game keno.
- Requiring police body cameras stripped from Connecticut bill Updated: Apr-28-15 2:35 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A legislative committee has stripped a bill of language that would require Connecticut police officers to wear body cameras.
- Ex-chief of staff for state House GOP admits to mail fraud Updated: Apr-27-15 9:12 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.
- Malloy vetoes Meriden community college anti-closure bill Updated: Apr-27-15 6:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have blocked the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education from closing any campus or manufacturing programs without legislative approval.
- Connecticut GOP offers alternative budget, targets state OT Updated: Apr-24-15 4:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The minority party in the Connecticut General Assembly offered an alternative state budget proposal on Friday that replenishes many of the Democratic governor's controversial, proposed spending cuts while reducing state employee overtime and imposes a wage freeze next year.
- Connecticut Senate passes juvenile justice compromise Updated: Apr-22-15 6:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise bill, after two previous failed attempts, which will bring Connecticut in line with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings addressing lengthy prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
- House gives final approval to Connecticut chief justice Updated: Apr-22-15 5:44 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - State lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to reconfirm Chase Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court.
- Storms push Connecticut DOT over-budget by $13 million Updated: Apr-21-15 4:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A spate of winter storms is being blamed for much of a projected $18 million deficit in the Connecticut Department of Transportation budget.
- Mental health funding cuts stir outcry in Connecticut Updated: Apr-19-15 9:32 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut money from a state grant program to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut, who warn patients will suffer from a lack of services.
- Connecticut bill would allow use of experimental drugs Updated: Apr-18-15 9:55 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access drugs not approved for general use is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Mohegans raise new concerns with Connecticut keno bill Updated: Apr-15-15 4:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Newly submitted testimony shows the Mohegan Tribe now has issues with a bill that would allow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer keno.
- UConn's Auriemma pitches at Capitol for university spending Updated: Apr-15-15 8:40 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A heavy hitter appeared at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers to spare the flagship state university from significant spending cuts.
- Local Connecticut leaders press for level state funding Updated: Apr-14-15 4:05 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Leaders of Connecticut cities and towns are urging lawmakers to protect current levels of state aid.
- Connecticut tribes side with state in payday loan dispute Updated: Apr-13-15 7:41 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes sided Monday with the state in a dispute with an Oklahoma-based tribe and its Internet payday loan companies.
- Connecticut bill targeting women veterans up for a vote Updated: Apr-08-15 4:17 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Some Connecticut senators hope to pass legislation that would help make women veterans more aware of available programs and services.
- Connecticut bill would allow kids to use medical marijuana Updated: Apr-06-15 6:16 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are advancing a bill that would expand the state's medical marijuana program to children.
- Connecticut hospitals, Malloy at odds over local tax bill Updated: Apr-06-15 3:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is defending his proposal to place new limits on which hospital facilities are exempt from local property taxes.
- Advocates opposing Malloy plan to strip preservation fund Updated: Apr-06-15 8:26 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Advocates for land conservation, affordable housing, historic preservation and farming are opposing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to remove money from a fund for historic preservation, open space purchases and affordable housing.