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Connecticut leaders are weighing whether to establish an individual mandate to purchase health insurance coverage on the state level. Democrats in the General Assembly and... [Read More]
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Some of the legislature's strongest Second Amendment defenders are urging other states model laws after a Connecticut statute that permits police to seize firearms from... [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday defended holding back $30 million in revenue-backed bonds to fund local road projects after the State Bond Commission approved... [Read More]
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Towns and cities are pressing the Malloy administration to release the second $30 million round of Town Aid Road grants.The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and... [Read More]
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State lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the abortion divide are clashing once more over state regulation of family planning and pregnancy counseling.Democrats in... [Read More]
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State lawmakers are delving back into the debate over extending tuition-supported financial aid to undocumented students attending state colleges and universities.After two unsucce…... [Read More]
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State lawmakers in both parties and representatives of the state's energy efficiency industry protested the diversion of $175 million from conservation funds on Tuesday.The l…... [Read More]
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President Donald Trump is proposing to rely more heavily on state and local governments for transportation funding at a time when Connecticut and its 169... [Read More]
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Drivers of the Northeast know we're surrounded: There are tolls in New York, in New Jersey, across Massachusetts. In Hartford, the topic seems to roar... [Read More]
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The long and winding debate on bringing back highway tolls has rolled back into public discussion.The state suffers from traffic congestion, an aging and ailing... [Read More]
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A number of state lawmakers and staff members donned pink ribbons on Wednesday to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement and survivors of sexual misconduct.In... [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hit the right notes to friendly Democratic ears Wednesday, while the two-term Democrat's last opening day speech to the General Assembly... [Read More]
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There is no shortage of suggestions for the General Assembly's to-do list as the 187 members of the legislature return to work this morning for... [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing to allow Connecticut taxpayers to make charitable contributions to towns and cities instead of paying local property taxes to... [Read More]
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing changes to next year's $20.8 billion state budget to add $70 million more in spending and raise an additional... [Read More]
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Tensions between the outgoing Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature are high going into the 2018 session, perhaps the highest since the governor took office... [Read More]
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The short 2018 session means the legislature's 26 working committees will be squeezing a lot of business into three months. Here are some possibilities that... [Read More]
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State lawmakers in the closely divided legislature return Wednesday to try to straighten out the state's budget mess and tackle other issues in a short,... [Read More]
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Democratic members of Congress from Connecticut condemned the release Friday of a classified Republican memo alleging FBI misconduct in investigating potential ties between Russia and... [Read More]
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The independent Auditors of Public Accounts are again recommending changing state law to delay the public reporting of illegal acts that state agencies uncover.State statutes... [Read More]
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