Penalties for possession of marijuana are a signature away from being cut in Connecticut. While the new rules don’t legalize pot, some offenders won’t see jail time.
The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.
The House of Representatives is discussing legislation that would make Connecticut the first state in the nation to require certain employers to offer their employees paid sick time.
Arrests were up in every category, from drunk driving to speeding, according to the Connecticut State Police.
State police in Connecticut are investigating two fatal accidents that happened just after the start of the holiday weekend.
$4 million has already been spent on a communication system designed to allow emergency responders to speak with each other on the same frequency. $2 million is needed to finish it.
The bill would include “gender identity or expression” as a protected characteristic along with race, national origin, sex and other attributes under current state law. It now moves to the Senate.
The Department of Homeland Security had provided funding to 64 cities, but that number will now drop to 31 deemed to be high-threat urban areas.
The tentative agreement calls for a new approach to health care, requiring workers to sign a form annually, promising to get yearly physicals and other age-appropriate tests.
Hartford’s St. Francis Hospital has settled 32 lawsuits involving a now-dead doctor suspected of molesting scores of children over three decades.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed his first budget into law, calling it tough, fair and honest.
The $40.1 billion budget attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.
Governor Dannel Malloy has joined the grass-roots campaign to stop federal officials from deporting 23-year-old Mariano Cardoso.
Death penalty supporters are also promising an amendment that would streamline the appeals process.
A hospital failed to prevent the molestation of scores of children at the hands of one of its doctors from the 1960s through the 1980s, a lawyer told a jury Tuesday.