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  • Connecticut lawmakers urged to consider tougher e-cig laws 
    Updated: May-25-16 1:22 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Advocates urged Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday to impose tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products when they reconvene in January, warning how a growing number of young people are using these electronic delivery systems to "smoke" what could be harmful and addictive substances.

  • GOP leaders criticize loan package for hedge fund 
    Updated: May-23-16 6:05 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Republican leaders in the Connecticut General Assembly are criticizing plans by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration to approve a $22 million loan and grant package for one of the world's largest hedge funds.

  • Malloy: Budget faces $15 M cut if criminal justice bill dies 
    Updated: May-23-16 4:42 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state's budget could face a $15 million cut if Connecticut lawmakers don't return in a special session to pass his criminal justice reform bill.

  • Survivor of home invasion to run for Connecticut legislature 
    Updated: May-18-16 10:49 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Dr. William Petit, who survived a home invasion that claimed the lives of his wife and two daughters, is the Connecticut Republican Party's nominee for a state legislative seat.

  • Legislative offices close for afternoon following small fire 
    Updated: May-17-16 3:33 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Legislative Office Building in Hartford is closing early for the day following a small electrical fire.

  • Connecticut House Speaker says he won't seek re-election 
    Updated: May-16-16 7:11 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Democrat House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Monday he will not seek re-election to his seat representing Hamden in the House of Representatives and therefore won't seek a third term as speaker.

  • The Latest: Connecticut House passes $19.7 billion budget 
    Updated: May-13-16 8:41 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on the Connecticut House of Representatives vote on a revised $19.7 billion budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. (all times local):

  • Connecticut House passes revised $19.7 billion budget 
    Updated: May-13-16 8:33 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - With only Democratic votes, Connecticut lawmakers on Friday passed a $19.7 billion Democratic budget that attempts to fix a projected $960 million deficit, but Republicans questioned whether the plan would solve the state's continued financial woes.

  • Wolf says he'll petition to get on GOP Senate primary ballot 
    Updated: May-11-16 12:45 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Former Olympian August Wolf says he'll petition his way onto the Aug. 9 Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate after he says his chance to automatically qualify for the primary was "stolen" from him.

  • GOP leader says lawmakers should stick to budget in session 
    Updated: May-05-16 4:17 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - When Connecticut legislators return to the state Capitol for a special session to finish the budget, they're expected to also vote on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's latest criminal justice reform bill.

  • Highlights of what passed, failed in legislative session 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:18 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Despite Wednesday's adjournment deadline, Connecticut legislators planned to return, possibly early next week, to vote on a new budget for fiscal year 2017, budget-related bills and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's criminal justice bill.

  • Bill aimed at protecting state lands clears legislature 
    Updated: May-05-16 12:13 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - An effort to give the public greater say about transfers of state-owned land in Connecticut has cleared the General Assembly.

  • Connecticut lawmakers move to update handicapped signs 
    Updated: May-04-16 11:22 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A proposal to modernize the ubiquitous handicapped symbol that marks parking spaces, building entrances and restrooms in Connecticut is heading to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.

  • Lawmakers vote to allow coverage of 3-D mammograms 
    Updated: May-04-16 10:47 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation that attempts to encourage 3-D breast screening.

  • Bill allowing armed police on campuses moves to governor 
    Updated: May-04-16 8:11 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a bill that ultimately allows the state's community colleges to form special armed police forces to patrol the campuses.

  • Bill aimed at reducing claims commissioner's backlog passes 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:36 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation aimed at reducing a backlog in the agency that handles legal claims against the state.

  • Bill to limit opioid prescriptions heads to governor's desk 
    Updated: May-03-16 10:18 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would attempt to address Connecticut's opioid abuse problem by limiting most first-time opioid prescriptions for adults to seven days is moving to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.

  • 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.