Connecticut State Senate

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

Conn. State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) has announced he won't seek re-election. (credit: senatedems.ct.gov)

Conn. State Sen. Meyer Announces Retirement After 50 Years In Public Service

The chair of the environment committee, 79, said he and his wife are training to get back into competitive tennis.

03/25/2014

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

Gamblers play slot machines in Atlantic City, N.J. (file/credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Expanding Video Gaming, Slots

Connecticut might gamble on slots and video gaming in Bridgeport, New Haven and Windsor Locks.

01/13/2014

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Conn. Death Penalty Faces Second Vote In General Assembly

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.

04/11/2012

Sen. Donald Williams speaks at a press conference on November 5, 2008 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Connecticut Senate Expected To Vote On Bill To Repeal Death Penalty

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.

04/04/2012