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Connecticut Legislature

Conn. State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) has announced he won't seek re-election. (credit:

Conn. State Sen. Meyer Announces Retirement After 50 Years In Public Service

The chair of the environment committee, 79, said he and his wife are training to get back into competitive tennis.


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.)

Conn. Effort To Boost Minimum Wage To $10.10 An Hour Clears Hurdle

The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.


AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Eliminate Loopholes In State’s Assault Weapons Ban

One item already under consideration in the Connecticut legislature is a strengthening of the laws already on the books. The state already has a ban on assault weapons, but the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle used in the Newtown school shooting rampage was legal.


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives at Centre County Courthouse, on December 13, 2011 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Connecticut Mulls Making College Coaches Report Abuse

Connecticut does not require college coaches to report suspected child abuse, but the scandal at Penn State has some state officials pushing to mandate they notify authorities.