Connecticut State Senate

Connecticut Looks To Tighten Boating Laws After Death Of Greenwich TeenSen. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, is pushing for a law that would require boating operators to be at least 16 years old and to have a solid background in towing and boating safety.
Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility ContractsConsumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.
Electronic Tolls Proposal Spurs Heated Debate Among Connecticut LawmakersThis proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state's borders.
After Watching Mother Suffer Before Death, Connecticut Senator Pushes For Right-To-Die BillSen. Gary Winfield became a co-sponsor of legislation after watching his own mother die in agonizing death from an illness he says painkillers couldn't help.
Some Connecticut Lawmakers Want To Place Bets On Expanded GamblingSenate Majority Leader Bob Duff said both major tribal casinos in Connecticut are strongly in favor of setting up slots and gaming tables near the state's borders to attract Connecticut residents who now cross the line to gamble.
Calls Grow For Tolls At Connecticut BordersBetter 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.
Connecticut Lawmakers Look To Fund Malloy's Transportation OverhaulRep. 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.
Connecticut GOP Offers Plan To Fund Transportation OverhaulRepublican legislators are proposing a 30-year, $37.4 billion plan to pay for a proposed overhaul of Connecticut's transportation system without resurrecting tolls.
6 Weeks Before Next Session, Connecticut State Senator Still Recovering From Serious FallSen. Andrew Maynard, a Democrat and assistant majority leader, suffered a serious brain injury in July following a fall at his Stonington home.
Injured Connecticut Sen. Andy Maynard Easily Wins Re-ElectionThe four-term lawmaker suffered a serious fall in July. Maynard's family said in October he's "increasingly cognizant, able to remember, walk on his own," but that challenges remain for full recovery.
Ex-Senator: Ted Kennedy Jr. Entitled To $200K Donation From State PartyFormer Sen. Ed Meyer told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that Connecticut lawmakers changed the campaign finance law last spring to allow more money for candidates running for office for the first time.
Conn. State Senate Candidate: Opponent Ted Kennedy Jr. Broke Financing PactRepublican candidate Bruce Wilson said both he and Kennedy signed a pledge to stay within the limits of the state's financing, roughly $109,000.