• youth hockey Jan 17

    Lawmaker Wants CT to Require Neck Guards After Death of Teen Hockey Player

    After the tragic death of a high school hockey player, Connecticut state representative plans to introduce legislation that would require all hockey players to wear a neck guard, or something similar, during practice or games. Teddy Balkind, a sophomore at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, died after an accident during a JV hockey game against the Brunswick School...

  • nursing homes Jun 12, 2021

    Connecticut Legislature Addresses Nursing Home Deficiencies

    Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies of personal protection equipment and full-time infection specialists to the ability for residents to have cameras in their rooms, lawmakers passed multiple bills during the regular legislative session that wrapped up on June 9. The changes attempt to address some of the deficiencies…

  • Connecticut legislature Jun 10, 2021

    Winners and Losers of the 2021 Legislative Session

    The 2021 legislative session featured many wins and losses for Connecticut residents. It’s also one that’s headed into extra innings. “Preventing any type of tax from being imposed on the state of Connecticut – the residents,” said House Leader Vincent Candelora. He believes that was the biggest win for his caucus this year. Lawmakers had billions of dollars in a…

  • Connecticut legislature Feb 26, 2021

    Lawmakers Hear Impassioned Pleas During Aid-in-Dying Hearing

    A life and death debate over rights and ethics took over the virtual Capitol on Friday. Lawmakers heard public testimony on the aid-in-dying bill being considered for at least the eighth legislative session. “Today is the day, it’s been exactly 28 months since she’s passed and I still count every minute that we’ve been apart,” Gregory Shimer of West Hartford...

  • retirement Oct 31, 2020

    Three of the Four Connecticut Legislative Leaders Will Retire

    No matter what happens on election night, at least three legislative leaders who have been in the Connecticut House and Senate for decades won’t be returning to the state Capitol in January.

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