Connecticut State Senate
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Andrew Maynard, a Democrat and assistant majority leader, suffered a serious brain injury in July following a fall at his Stonington home.
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.
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.
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.
A new state law in Connecticut will make certain records available of adults who were adopted as children three decades ago.
Ted Kennedy Jr. invoked the memory of his famous father in announcing that he’s running for the state Senate in Connecticut.
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.
The chair of the environment committee, 79, said he and his wife are training to get back into competitive tennis.
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.
Connecticut might gamble on slots and video gaming in Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks.
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.
Now that the two men responsible for the Petit family murders in Cheshire have been sentenced to die, a move is underway to repeal the death penalty in Connecticut.