- Last-minute budget changes made amid corporate concerns Updated: Jun-02-15 1:23 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers made last-minute changes Monday night to a proposed two-year, $40 billion Democratic budget that had prompted several major employers to sharply criticize proposed tax increases, with two raising the possibility of leaving the state
- Bill professionalizing Connecticut elections moves to Malloy Updated: Jun-01-15 10:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Local Connecticut voting officials will be required to undergo new training and certification under a bill that cleared the House of Representatives on Monday night and now awaits Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's signature.
- Highlights of Democratic Connecticut budget proposal Updated: Jun-01-15 9:31 pm
Following are some highlights of the proposed two-year, $40 billion Connecticut state budget under consideration:
- Legislature approves hospital sales oversight measure Updated: Jun-01-15 7:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday that establishes more oversight of hospital sales and adds consumer protections such as notices of costs for nonemergency services.
- Lawmakers vote make it easier to change birth certificates Updated: Jun-01-15 6:03 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut legislature is sending a bill to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that makes it easier for transgender people to update their names and gender on their birth certificates.
- Connecticut lawmakers reach tentative budget deal Updated: May-31-15 3:11 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative deal on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday.
- Man fights to bring brother's body home from Africa Updated: May-31-15 12:04 am
RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut - Bill Fitzpatrick's body has remained in the cockpit of his wrecked airplane in the mountainous jungles of southwest Cameroon for at least a month since its discovery.
- Bill requires written permission to locate donation bins Updated: May-30-15 6:35 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - People who want to place donation bins in Connecticut to collect old clothing and other items may soon need to obtain permission from the landowner in writing.
- Connecticut bill attempts to tackle high winter power costs Updated: May-30-15 4:07 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that attempts to reduce high electricity bills that many New England consumers pay each winter is moving to the Connecticut governor's desk.
- 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.
- Democrats receive subpoena for mass-mailing records Updated: May-29-15 4:41 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's Elections Enforcement Commission subpoenaed the state Democratic Party seeking documents related to a mass mailing on behalf of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's 2014 re-election campaign.
- 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.
- 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.
- Connecticut receives grant to plan alternatives to jail Updated: May-27-15 2:33 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut awarded a $150,000 grant Wednesday to help it come up with a plan to reduce the number of people jailed while awaiting trial or serving short sentences.
- 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.