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Bills Would Grant Parole Hearings to Young Offenders
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Bills Would Grant Parole Hearings to Young Offenders

State lawmakers are working on a legislative compromise to bring Connecticut in line with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings addressing lengthy prison sentences for juvenile offenders. Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Police Body Camera Bill Moves Forward

Police Body Camera Bill Moves Forward

A bill that could lead to Connecticut police officers wearing body cameras is moving through the General Assembly. Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Bill Would Protect People Who Rescue Kids in Cars

Bill Would Protect People Who Rescue Kids in Cars

Connecticut lawmakers are considering new legal protections for people who try to rescue children from hot or cold... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
State Officials Consider “Yes Means Yes” Bill

State Officials Consider “Yes Means Yes” Bill

The Connecticut state legislature is considering the so-called “Yes Means Yes” bill to set a standard on college... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Harry Reid Backs Chuck Schumer for Senate Minority Leader

Harry Reid Backs Chuck Schumer for Senate Minority Leader

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH

Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH

Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day... Read »

Mar 27, 2015
Major Property Tax Bill Faces Opposition

Major Property Tax Bill Faces Opposition

A proposal from the top member of the Connecticut Senate faces some renewed opposition just a day before it could be... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
Deficit Looms as Top Officials Bicker Over Budget

Deficit Looms as Top Officials Bicker Over Budget

At $190 million, the most recent deficit projection puts the state on a crash course for a deficit mitigation plan. Read »

Mar 26, 2015
CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative

CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed... Read »

Mar 26, 2015
Ted Cruz to Buy Insurance Via Obamacare

Ted Cruz to Buy Insurance Via Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act,... Read »

Mar 25, 2015
Should GOP Voters Buy Wis. Gov. Scott Walker's Story?

Should GOP Voters Buy Wis. Gov. Scott Walker's Story?

Campaigning last week in South Carolina, a key early-primary state, Walker reiterated the story he’s been telling... Read »

Mar 24, 2015
New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to Seek Re-Election

New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to Seek Re-Election

New Haven Toni Harp has launched a campaign website and filed the necessary paperwork to run for re-election later... Watch »

Mar 23, 2015
Tax Hikes on Table to Balance State Budget

Tax Hikes on Table to Balance State Budget

The chairman of the General Assembly's Finance Committee says "everything is on the table" in order to... Watch »

Mar 23, 2015
Bill Would Create Political

Bill Would Create Political "Do-Not-Call" List

With support from both Democrats and Republicans, the Judiciary Committee is backing a bill that would create a... Watch »

Mar 23, 2015
Ted Cruz Is First, But Does He Have a Shot?

Ted Cruz Is First, But Does He Have a Shot?

Sen. Ted Cruz may be the first major candidate to announce a 2016 presidential run, but the one event that gave the... Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Ted Cruz: What to Know About 2016's 1st Official GOP Hopeful

Ted Cruz: What to Know About 2016's 1st Official GOP Hopeful

Texas' Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president on Monday. Here's Read »

Mar 23, 2015
Calif. Gov.: Cruz

Calif. Gov.: Cruz "Unfit to Be Running" for President

Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz to Launch Presidential Bid

Sen. Ted Cruz to Launch Presidential Bid

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to announce Monday that he is running for president. The news comes from a strategist for... Read »

Mar 22, 2015
Denial of Medicaid Claim Blamed for Growing Deficit

Denial of Medicaid Claim Blamed for Growing Deficit

A recent federal decision denying Connecticut's claim for $63 million in Medicaid reimbursements is being blamed for... Read »

Mar 20, 2015
Hartford Mayor Stumbles as New Candidate Enters Race

Hartford Mayor Stumbles as New Candidate Enters Race

As a new challenger enters the race for Hartford mayor, incumbent Pedro Segarra has fired his second campaign... Watch »

Mar 20, 2015

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