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Connecticut Lawmakers Return For Special Session After Backlash Over Tax Hikes

Lawmakers 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.

06/29/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Senate Passes Budget Minutes Before Deadline

The vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.

06/04/2015

Connecticut state Sen. Toni Boucher (Credit: CTSenateRepublicans.com)

Connecticut Lawmakers Set To Vote On Revised Budget Plan

Rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives were learning details of the new revisions Tuesday morning.

06/02/2015

Connecticut state Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Bill Making It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth Certificates

Advocates say the course of care for transgender people does not always involve surgery.

06/02/2015

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Connecticut Lawmakers Plan To Vote Monday On Budget Deal

Rank-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.

05/31/2015

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Clock Ticking For Connecticut Lawmakers To Strike Budget Deal

Republicans, 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.

05/27/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Connecticut Weighs Privatizing Highways For Toll Collection

Proponents 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.

04/06/2015

A case containing medical marijuana (Photo: CBS 2)

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Marijuana For Children

Recently, several parents and their young children testified before lawmakers in Hartford on the need to eliminate the 18-year-old age restriction.

04/06/2015

Moviegoers watch a film in a theater. (credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Might Turn Down Volume At Movie Theaters

Lawmakers 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.

03/04/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Touts Budget Turnaround In State Of State

While 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.

02/06/2014

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Assisted Suicide Bill Gets Legislative Hearing For First Time In State’s History

State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) noted that any strong opposition to the bill could force it to be shelved until perhaps next year.

03/20/2013

SWAT team members canvas the neighborhood where the Newtown school massacre killer lived with his mother on Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Conn. Gun Violence Task Force Website Goes Live

The website allows the public to submit testimony on several ideas being considered in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.

01/22/2013

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Conn. Death Penalty Faces Second Vote In General Assembly

A bill that would abolish Connecticut’s death penalty for all future cases is facing its second vote in the General Assembly. Members of the state’s House of Representatives are scheduled to take up the legislation on Wednesday afternoon.

04/11/2012