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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 Bill Would Fine Some Businesses Not Paying Workers $15 An Hour

A bill being considered in Hartford calls for fines of $1 an hour for every worker on the job who’s earning less than $15.

04/20/2015

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

Electronic Tolls Proposal Spurs Heated Debate Among Connecticut Lawmakers

This proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state’s borders.

03/19/2015

Cars ride on a highway (credit: CIipArt.com)

Calls Grow For Tolls At Connecticut Borders

Better car mileage has led to a reduction in the amount of money collected from the state’s gas tax, prompting lawmakers to search for a new funding source to pay for much-needed highway and bridge repairs.

02/25/2015

FILE -- Traffic moves slowly through a snowstorm along I-95 in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Look To Fund Malloy’s Transportation Overhaul

Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, a member of the Transportation Committee, believes one way to kick it off is for lawmakers to shut the door on funding pet projects in their districts.

02/23/2015

FILE -- Traffic moves slowly through a snowstorm along I-95 in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut GOP Offers Plan To Fund Transportation Overhaul

Republican legislators are proposing a 30-year, $37.4 billion plan to pay for a proposed overhaul of Connecticut’s transportation system without resurrecting tolls.

02/11/2015

Naloxone nasal inhalant, sold under the brand name Narcan, is an antidote for heroin and opioid overdose. (credit: StopOverdose.org)

Connecticut Lawmakers To Consider Expanding Access To Heroin-Overdose Antidote

State Rep. Tony Hwang, R-Fairfield, is pushing for a law that would allow all first responders to carry naloxone — commonly known as Narcan — a drug that reverses the results of an accidental heroin overdose.

03/11/2014

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