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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

Charla Nash seeks right to sue state, March 21, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Conn. Lawmakers Deny Chimp Attack Victim’s Appeal To Sue State For $150 Million

The Judiciary Committee voted 35-3 on Wednesday to uphold last year’s decision by State Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr., who denied Nash’s request to sue the state for $150 million.

04/02/2014

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

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Advocates Make Renewed Push To Pass Assisted Suicide Legislation In Conn.

Gov. Dannel Malloy said he supports people having a document that spells out their final wishes, but he’s “a little uneasy” when it comes to enacting state policy that calls for “proactive actions to end life.”

03/17/2014

A smoker uses an e-cigarette, the battery-powered device designed as an alternative to cigarettes
(file/credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmaker To Propose Ban On E-Cigarettes In Public Places

The final word on the level of toxicity and vapors from e-cigarettes has not yet been officially determined.

10/22/2013

Hospital Bed (file / credit: clipart.com)

St. Sen. Ed Meyer: Connecticut Assisted Suicide Bill To Fail

It looks like Connecticut won’t become the fourth state in the country to allow assisted suicide, at least not this year.

04/05/2013

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Assisted Suicide Bill Gets Legislative Hearing For First Time In State’s History

State Sen. Ed Meyer (D-Guilford) noted that any strong opposition to the bill could force it to be shelved until perhaps next year.

03/20/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School - Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2013 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bill Proposed To Seal Minors’ Death Certificates After Newtown Massacre

After 20 children were children were killed in Newtown, the town clerk was inundated by reporters seeking the death certificates of the young victims. The families of the children were outraged.

02/22/2013

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

Physician-Assisted Suicide Up For Debate In Conn.

Democratic State Senator Ed Meyer of Guilford said assisted suicide is a topic often raised by his constituents, so he drafted a measure that he believes contains every safeguard.

02/05/2013

M4 BB Gun (file / credit: Crosman Corporation)

Conn. State Sen. Brings Assault Rifle Look-Alike To Forum At Church

A Connecticut lawmaker was almost arrested at a gun control forum in a Guilford church on Sunday when someone in the room didn’t like what he saw and heard.

01/14/2013

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Connecticut Moves To Institute Mattress Recycling

A Connecticut lawmaker said that discarded mattresses are a big problem in his state and he is moving to require that they be recycled, WCBS 880 Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/03/2012

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

Connecticut House Takes Up Tax Hike Budget Passed By Senate

The $40.1 billion budget attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.

05/03/2011

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CT Senate Holding Hearing On Plastic Bag Fee

State Senator Ed Meyer is hoping the state of Connecticut will go the way of Westport in ending distribution of plastic bags to shoppers.

02/07/2011