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Stories with organization: Connecticut State General Assembly
  • 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.

  • Malloy says budget deal unlikely; Democrats disagree 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 12:24 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's state budget deficit problems got a little worse on Friday night and it appeared questionable whether a budget deal can be reached before the General Assembly adjourns.

  • 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.

  • Lawmakers optimistic restraining order change will pass 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 12:06 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut legislative leaders were optimistic Wednesday that this is the year the General Assembly will pass legislation barring people with temporary restraining orders against them from possessing firearms.

  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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.

  • One-time GOP Senate candidate says he's running again 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 3:56 pm

    DARIEN, Connecticut - Jack Orchulli, a former fashion industry executive who unsuccessfully challenged former Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd in 2004, says he's planning to run again for the U.S. Senate.

  • Environmental groups decry proposed raid of energy fund 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 3:02 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A coalition of environmental advocates, labor leaders and others is urging Connecticut policymakers to scrap plans to raid a special fund for energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives to help balance the state's budget.

  • Connecticut bills would allow terminally ill to try drugs 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 11:15 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering legislation allowing certain terminally ill patients to possibly access medications that haven't been approved for general use by the federal Food and Drug Administration.