After winning their special elections, representatives from Middletown, Hartford and Stamford were assigned to CT General Assembly committees.
The meeting marks the first step toward establishing an ombudsperson office with investigatory power over the CT Department of Correction.
A public hearing on the bill triggered emotional testimony from Black and Latino students who said they don’t feel safe with police officers at their schools.
CT lawmakers have proposed bills to address the mental health of young people, which experts say can be negatively impacted by social media.
The fair share bill, which would require towns to plan and zone for a certain number of affordable units, passed the CT Housing Committee.
The bills include a ban on most wintertime evictions, support for workforce housing, measures to encourage fair housing and more.
The bills would create an advisory group and apprenticeship programs in the fields of mechatronics, cybersecurity, and additive manufacturing.
Two bills would tweak CT’s brownfield program, which provides funding to redevelop contaminated former industrial or commercial properties.
A bill requiring labels on some cannabis products warning consumers to keep them out of children’s reach passed the CT Committee on Children.
CT’s Human Services committee heard public testimony on a bill that would provide Medicaid reimbursement for community health workers.
Two bills being considered in the CT legislature would eliminate the requirement that towns store the possessions of tenants who are evicted.
Dozens of people testified on a bill that would, among other things, require CT police officers to tell drivers the reason for a traffic stop.
The opening of CT’s adult-use cannabis market earlier this year has raised questions of equity and logistics in the market’s regulation.
Hostile architecture is an urban design method typically used to keep people from lying down or camping in a certain location.
Danbury parents with “Latinos for Educational Advocacy and Diversity” asked CT lawmakers to approve funding for a charter school.