The measure passed the state’s Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.
Connecticut is one step closer to becoming the 49th state to allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays and some holidays, following the state Senate’s passage of a bill that would overhaul some of the state’s liquor laws.
The death penalty has been officially abolished for future cases in Connecticut, but Sen. John Kissel says the decision will only hinder the way the state deals with the most hardened and heinous of criminals.
Recently, the two men convicted of the horrific Cheshire home invasion murders were sentenced to death. But now the debate is raging over whether to remove the death penalty from the books in Connecticut.
With the sentencing to death of both men in the brutal Cheshire home invasion murders, Connecticut lawmakers appear ready to again take up arguments for repeal of the state’s death penalty.
The CT Dept. of Correction is revising its library policy in the wake of an investigation that found inmates had unrestricted access to works depicting graphic violence.