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51 min ago | The Daily Campus
In an optimistic turn of events, the state House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass new legislation that will offer further support and prevention for sexual assault victims on Connecticut college and university campuses.
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5 hrs ago | CBS Local
Members of Connecticut's House of Representatives want to make it clear they don't believe horses are inherently vicious, a response to a recent state court ruling.
6 hrs ago | Sunherald.com
Access Health CT reported that 78,713 people signed up with private insurance carriers as of April 13. The rest enrolled in government-funded Medicaid.
6 hrs ago | Westport Now
Minority Republican state legislators today pitched an alternative budget that weeded hundreds of millions of dollars out of gimmicks from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan and canceled the governor's controversial rebate.
10 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com
In a Thursday morning vote outside the House chamber, the Judiciary Committee approved legislation to give adult adoptees access to their birth certificates.
14 hrs ago | Advocate
A 16-year-old transgender girl who was sent to an adult prison last week, depite not being charged with a crime, has issued a statement in the form of a court filing.
18 hrs ago | FoodNavigator
A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed by 28 votes to two in the State Senate.
In an almost unprecedented move, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families is attempting to transfer a 16-year-old transgender girl , to Manson Correctional Center, a high-security, 21-and-under male-only prison.
Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.
Advocates of prohibiting storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.
Sen. John McKinney, who is running for governor, was recently forced to refund $400 in donations from four state contractors or prospective contractors who are banned from giving donations.
Connecticut commuters expect to hear from Metro-North officials about the commuter railroad's 100-day improvement plan.
As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, the state chairman leading the effort comes with a solid intelligence background.
Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.
It wasn't collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing - it was a roll of the eyes.
The State Senate gave preliminary approval to H.112 Tuesday, a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy greets President Obama March 5 upon his arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., before the president traveled to the Hartford area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage.