Connecticut State Senate
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.
Consumers are often tempted to opt for variable rates with electric utility companies, hoping to lower their bills.
This proposal would allow tolls to be placed anywhere on Connecticut highways, not just along the state’s borders.
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.
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.
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.