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Connecticut Looks To Tighten Boating Laws After Death Of Greenwich Teen

Sen. 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.

04/21/2015

Sal Mazzaro shows off his utility bill - Lynbrook, NY - Jul 7, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Could Become First State To Ban Variable-Rate Utility Contracts

Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.

03/24/2015

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

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.)

After Watching Mother Suffer Before Death, Connecticut Senator Pushes For Right-To-Die Bill

Sen. 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.

03/16/2015

FILE -- A gamblers plays a slot machine at Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some Connecticut Lawmakers Want To Place Bets On Expanded Gambling

Senate 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.

03/10/2015

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

Connecticut state Sen. Andrew Maynard (credit: Connecticut Senate Democrats)

6 Weeks Before Next Session, Connecticut State Senator Still Recovering From Serious Fall

Sen. Andrew Maynard, a Democrat and assistant majority leader, suffered a serious brain injury in July following a fall at his Stonington home.

11/24/2014

Connecticut state Sen. Andrew Maynard (credit: Connecticut Senate Democrats)

Injured Connecticut Sen. Andy Maynard Easily Wins Re-Election

The 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.

11/05/2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. (file/credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Ex-Senator: Ted Kennedy Jr. Entitled To $200K Donation From State Party

Former 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.

10/30/2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. (file/credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Conn. State Senate Candidate: Opponent Ted Kennedy Jr. Broke Financing Pact

Republican candidate Bruce Wilson said both he and Kennedy signed a pledge to stay within the limits of the state’s financing, roughly $109,000.

10/27/2014

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.)

Bill To Open Records Of Adults Adopted As Children After 1983 Reaches Malloy’s Desk

A new state law in Connecticut will make certain records available of adults who were adopted as children three decades ago.

05/10/2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. (file/credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Announce Candidacy To Replace Retiring Ed Meyer In Conn. State Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr. invoked the memory of his famous father in announcing that he’s running for the state Senate in Connecticut.

04/08/2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. (file/credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. Expected To Announce Conn. State Senate Bid

Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the state’s 12th District.

04/07/2014

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