- Budget deal not yet reached as legislative deadline looms Updated: May-03-16 4:05 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have yet to agree on a plan to cover next fiscal year's $960 million budget deficit as this year's legislative session deadline looms.
- Restraining order bill receives final legislative approval Updated: May-02-16 8:14 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislation that would bar people with temporary restraining orders against them from possessing firearms was sent Monday to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.
- Lawmakers pass bill to help families of disabled Updated: May-02-16 6:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill aimed at helping families have more control over services for their developmentally disabled relatives has cleared the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Tesla offers distribution center but bill appears doubtful Updated: May-02-16 5:33 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A last-minute offer by electric carmaker Tesla Motors to open a regional distribution center in Connecticut may not be enough to persuade lawmakers to pass a bill allowing the company to sell its vehicles directly to consumers.
- Reality TV star urges lawmakers to scrap bail bond proposal Updated: May-02-16 3:44 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The wife of Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman is urging Connecticut lawmakers to oppose Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed changes to the state's bail bonds system.
- Bill creating private-sector retirement accounts passes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With the help of Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation creating a retirement savings program for eligible private-sector employees.
- Time running out on Connecticut legislative session Updated: Apr-30-16 8:11 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Time is quickly running out for Connecticut lawmakers to finish their work this legislative session, including a revised budget for the new fiscal year that's projected to be $960 million in deficit.
- Connecticut House votes to toughen school threats penalty Updated: Apr-30-16 7:26 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer toward imposing tougher criminal penalties against those who threaten schools.
- House Oks bill aimed at rooting out abusive teachers Updated: Apr-30-16 7:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislation that requires local and regional school boards in Connecticut to take additional steps to determine whether teacher candidates have a history of sexual misconduct or abuse involving children has cleared the House of Representatives.
- Bill allowing medical marijuana for kids clears Senate Updated: Apr-29-16 11:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut's medical marijuana program has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
- The Latest: Malloy says budget deal unlike by adjournment Updated: Apr-29-16 11:47 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on budget deliberations between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative Democrats, who are trying to reach an agreement on how to cover a projected $960 million deficit in next fiscal year's deficit before the General Assembly adjourns Wednesday at midnight. (all times local)
- Connecticut votes to criminalize attaching weapons to drones Updated: Apr-29-16 10:14 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Those who attach weapons to drones in Connecticut could soon face a serious criminal penalty.
- Bill expands kids' right to sue in parent wrongful deaths Updated: Apr-29-16 7:43 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut minors whose parent was killed in a wrongful death incident would have the right to sue for loss of love and affection, just like a spouse, under a bill that's moving through the General Assembly.
- Fate of $12 Connecticut minimum wage bill is questionable Updated: Apr-29-16 3:22 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - It's questionable whether a proposal by Senate Democrats to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 will be acted on during this year's legislative session.
- Bill requiring schools to adopt consent policies progresses Updated: Apr-28-16 8:49 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is moving closer toward requiring public and private colleges and universities in the state to adopt clear policies regarding student consent to sexual activity.
- The Latest: House passes restraining order change Updated: Apr-28-16 12:00 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on bill barring people with temporary restraining orders from possessing firearms (all times local):
- Yale president defends Ivy League school's tax-exempt status Updated: Apr-27-16 4:53 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale's president defended his school's tax-exempt status Wednesday as Connecticut lawmakers consider allowing New Haven to tax some university buildings.
- Tribes say letter shows new casino won't hurt slots deal Updated: Apr-26-16 7:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes informed state legislators Tuesday they've received preliminary assurances from federal officials that gambling agreements with the state would not be jeopardized by the proposed third casino they hope to open.
- Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence Updated: Apr-21-16 5:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored, saying Connecticut's bipartisan gun control legislation was a model for the nation.
- Connecticut moving to reduce use of plastic and paper bags Updated: Apr-20-16 4:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to cut back on single-use plastic and paper bags in the coming years.
- Connecticut moves to give preference to vet-owned businesses Updated: Apr-20-16 3:06 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is moving closer toward giving a preference to veteran-owned small businesses that want to bid on state contracts.
- Looney says fantasy sports bill unlikely after AG's warning Updated: Apr-18-16 5:14 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislation authorizing fantasy sports appeared unlikely Monday to pass this year after the Connecticut attorney general said it could jeopardize the state's slot machine revenue-sharing agreement with two federally recognized Indian tribes.
- HIV and AIDS activists to highlight continued need for funds Updated: Apr-17-16 4:53 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hundreds of people with HIV or AIDS, along with activists and advocates, will converge at the Connecticut state Capitol to highlight the continued need for services.
- Connecticut dentists say proposed cuts could hurt needy kids Updated: Apr-16-16 9:21 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut dentists say eight years of efforts to expand access to dental care for needy children could be put at risk if state legislators agree with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to scale back the state's Medicaid reimbursement rate for dentistry services.
- Bill clears House that would allow estate liquor auctions Updated: Apr-12-16 6:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A deceased person's wine and liquor collection could soon be up for auction.