State analysts also warned that the wage hike could add nearly $7 million in expenses to child care providers who participate in the state’s Care4Kids program.
Members of the Judiciary Committee denounced the state’s method of profiting off prison phone calls. Connecticut hauled in $7.7 million from the calls last year.
Three critical gubernatorial appointments appeared to easily clear the legislature’s joint committee on executive and legislative nominations Tuesday.
A bill that would legalize recreational marijuana and erase the criminal records of people who have committed low-level drug offenses cleared a key committee on Monday.
Experts aren’t sure what is driving up death rate for blacks, but point to spread of fentanyl in inner cities and the state’s declining prison population as possible reasons.
Strongly held religious beliefs and concerns from people with disabilities prevented the bill from advancing to the House.
The legislature’s Public Health Committee green-lighted a measure Friday that would ban deceptive practices by the state’s so-called crisis pregnancy centers.
Lawmakers in Connecticut called the possibility of an ACA repeal “stunningly irresponsible” on Thursday.
The future of the Affordable Care Act will be decided by a conservative-leaning appeals court.
Lawmakers said legalizing pot is a necessary step in efforts to upend decades of inequality in arrests and convictions against minority communities.
The governor defended the legislation, along with his push for electronic tolls and the need for more investment in transportation.
The legislation would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
Children like Emily Batista, an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy from Brazil, would have access to state-funded health insurance under the proposal.
A public hearing on legislation that would give terminally ill patients access to medication to end their lives is expected to draw both supporters and opponents today.
The bill seeks to lower the cost of prescription drugs in Connecticut, a frustration for seniors, the uninsured, and people on high-deductible plans.