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Ahead of gun-control votes, lawmakers honor Connecticut’s gun-making past

Washington — When Congress returns from spring break in two weeks, Connecticut’s lawmakers will support new gun-control legislation — and a bill that would honor a local, and arguably the most famous, gun maker in U.S. history. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., recently introduced legislation that would make the Coltsville Historic […]

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Round two: Bridgeport education heading back to court

One year after the state Supreme Court ruled that the state illegally appointed members to Bridgeport’s Board of Education, the same lawyer who won that case is asking the courts to expel the district’s superintendent. On behalf of two Bridgeport residents, Norm Pattis has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court alleging that Superintendent Paul Vallas’s […]

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Vote planned Wednesday on sweeping gun-violence bill

The General Assembly’s leadership finalized a bipartisan response Monday to the Sandy Hook school massacre, scheduling a vote Wednesday on a sweeping gun-violence bill that imposes new restrictions on the purchase and ownership of firearms and ammunition in Connecticut. After weeks of negotiations, the deal will create the nation’s first gun-offender registry, require universal background […]