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It’s the FBI, but no reason to panic at legislature

FBI director James B. Comey watches his wife, Patrice, testify in Hartford.

The FBI director James B. Comey did his best Friday to disappear into a crowded hearing room at the Legislative Office Building, not an easy task for a man who stands six-feet, eight inches tall and travels with a pack of bodyguards. He was there to support his wife, Patrice, an advocate for foster children. Continue Reading →

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Legislators approve ‘Second Chance,’ body camera bills

Rep. Angel Arce was one of many legislators who photographed the vote tally for An Act Concerning Excessive Use of Force."

The Connecticut House and Senate voted in quick succession Monday to adopt two major criminal justice bills intended to increase police accountability, end racially disparate sentencing and lower incarceration rates for non-violent crimes. Continue Reading →

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Legislative primaries: Two incumbents lose, seven hang on

Sen. Eric Coleman

A longtime state senator fended off a high-profile challenge, while two Bridgeport politicos facing legal troubles lost their bids to return to Hartford. Another Bridgeport candidate knocked off Sen. Anthony Musto of Trumbull, and the House Democrat who co-chaired the legislature’s Sportsmen’s Caucus defeated a challenger who took issue with her vote against new gun restrictions passed in the wake of the Newtown shootings. Continue Reading →

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