John McKinney, the Republican leader of the state Senate, announced Tuesday he is running for governor in 2014, saying he hopes to restore fiscal prosperity to Connecticut.
The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.
A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.
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.
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.”
The money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.
One item already under consideration in the Connecticut legislature is a strengthening of the laws already on the books. The state already has a ban on assault weapons, but the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle used in the Newtown school shooting rampage was legal.
Conn. Gov Dan Malloy got emotional Wednesday as he spoke about the teachers and a therapist who sacrificed their lives to protect students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
While residents are paying more through a range of everyday taxes, they next will see big cuts and state programs and services, according to Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero.
When a Hartford-based investment management company surveyed the states for credit worthiness, Connecticut came in dead last.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he and legislative leaders agree on 90 percent of the details of a bill that’s supposed to help grow jobs in the long- and short-term.
Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.
It’s something that hasn’t happened in Connecticut for decades.
What’s the overall tone of Connecticut Republicans as they get to work with their new Democratic governor, Dan Malloy? Upbeat, says State House GOP leader Larry Cafero.