Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut Lawmakers Call For Hearings On Juvenile Detention FacilitiesLegislative leaders in Connecticut said Tuesday that they want the state General Assembly to hold hearings about the conditions and practices at juvenile detention facilities.
Connecticut Lawmakers Return For Special Session After Backlash Over Tax HikesLawmakers are returning Monday after weeks of vocal criticism from businesses about the approximate $1.5 billion in tax increases included in the two-year, $40.3 billion budget that narrowly passed with only Democratic votes.
Connecticut Senate Passes Budget Minutes Before DeadlineThe vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.
Connecticut Lawmakers Set To Vote On Revised Budget PlanRank-and-file members of the House of Representatives were learning details of the new revisions Tuesday morning.
Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Bill Making It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth CertificatesAdvocates say the course of care for transgender people does not always involve surgery.
Connecticut Lawmakers Plan To Vote Monday On Budget DealRank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers will be briefed Monday on a tentative two-year budget agreement reached between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly's Democrats early Sunday.
Clock Ticking For Connecticut Lawmakers To Strike Budget DealRepublicans, the minority party in both chambers, have a plan that calls for no new taxes and are frustrated that none of their lawmakers have been invited to budget talks.
Connecticut Weighs Privatizing Highways For Toll CollectionProponents of the idea like the idea that the private contractors who lease highways would not only collect tolls, but also maintain the highways. The downside, state Rep. Gail Lavielle believes, would be inevitable toll hikes.
Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana For ChildrenRecently, several parents and their young children testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to eliminate the 18-year-old age restriction.
Connecticut Lawmakers Might Turn Down Volume At Movie TheatersLawmakers on the Connecticut General Assembly's Public Safety and Security Committee are being asked to decide whether movie theaters statewide should be required to project sound levels no louder than 85 decibels.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Touts Budget Turnaround In State Of StateWhile Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn't said whether he'd seek re-election this year, his State of the State address Thursday seemed to pave the way for another run.
Conn. Assisted Suicide Bill Gets Legislative Hearing For First Time In State's HistoryState Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) noted that any strong opposition to the bill could force it to be shelved until perhaps next year.