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President Barack Obama speaks on gun control in Hartford, Conn. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls On Congress To Follow Conn., And Pass ‘Common Sense’ Gun Law

The president said “we can’t forget” the tragedy of the Newtown massacre last December that left 26 dead. Obama also applauded parents of victims, who he said “used the grief to make a difference.”

04/08/2013

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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

Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs new gun control bill into law on Thursday, April 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Sweeping Conn. Gun Control Bill Into Law

Malloy signed the bill at a ceremony Thursday alongside family members of some of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, several hours after it won approval in the General Assembly.

04/04/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

With Conn. Gun Control Law In Place, Focus Shifts To Congress To Act

Debate among lawmakers in Washington to implement tighter national gun laws has effectively stalled. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has worked both sides of the aisle on the issue, said Republicans are unwilling to consider even the basics.

04/04/2013

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Conn. Senate OKs Gun Control Bills, Sends To House

Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.

04/03/2013

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Conn. Lawmakers Expected To Vote Wednesday On Gun Control Plan

With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.

04/02/2013

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.)

Newtown Families Head To Hartford To Press For Gun Reform

Families from Newtown are in Hartford today delivering letters to lawmakers asking for a vote on legislation to make the state safer from gun violence.

03/22/2013

A man pays tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Seeks Release Of Information On Newtown Massacre After Gunman Details Leaked

According to published report, a law enforcement official said gunman Adam Lanza tracked the death tolls and details of other mass shootings on a massive spread sheet and viewed them as “scores.”

03/21/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. Mayors Fear Tax Hikes Might Be Needed With Malloy’s Budget

Mayors from around Connecticut and of both parties say they don’t want to raise property taxes, but say that if Gov. Dan Malloy’s budget goes forward, they will have no choice.

03/21/2013

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Cameron: Malloy Wants To Scrap Rail Council Because It Criticizes Him

Cameron told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that he feels the governor is taking aim at the council because of how outspoken Cameron is about Malloy at times.

03/19/2013

Gov. Dan Malloy signs  Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund bill into law March 12, 2013 (credit: Gov. Malloy Twitter)

Malloy Approves Fund For Sandy Hook First Responders And Workers

The money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.

03/12/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy visited students, teachers and administrators at Betances Early Reading Lab School in Hartford - March 1, 2013 (credit: Governor's Office)

Poll: Gov. Malloy’s Approval Rating On The Rise

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Gov. Dan Malloy with an approval rating of 48 percent, his highest since taking office.

03/12/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Pushes Gun Control Proposals At Stop In Stamford

Malloy called for immediately banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expanding the state’s assault weapons ban.

02/26/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

Joe Biden speaks at gun control conference in Danbury, Conn. on Feb. 21, 2013. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Vice President Biden Speaks At Gun Violence Conference In Danbury

Vice President Joe Biden was among the officials in Danbury on Thursday looking into ways to reduce gun violence in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

02/21/2013

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