The bill would ban the open carry of firearms, strengthen rules for gun storage and reporting stolen firearms, and expand a ban on AR-15s.
Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.
GOP objects as Lamont tries to resurrect waste disposal fee
Negotiations on the state budget have been complicated by a late move by Gov. Lamont to include new municipal waste fees in the budget.
Protesters arrested as Lamont, lawmakers strike CT budget deal
With a budget centered on middle-class tax relief largely finalized Thursday, protesters were still demanding more spending on wages.
With 7 days left in legislative session, many bills are destined to die
In the CT legislature’s closing days, power shifts from the Democratic majority to the GOP minority, which can kill bills with long debates.
Senate votes to bring early voting to Connecticut in 2024
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The bill could strengthen the standing of Marissa P. Gillett as chair of a divided Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
With House vote, CT moves to further tighten gun laws
Gun controls demanded by Gov. Ned Lamont and a tougher approach to gun crimes urged by urban mayors won overwhelming passage Thursday.
CT House passes bill tackling accountability in tire disposal
Legislation to curb the illegal dumping of tires in CT passed the House of Representatives despite concerns the bill would do too little.
CT House approves speed limit, red light cameras
The speed limit and red light cameras would be limited to school zones, pedestrian safety zones and locations with a history of accidents or violations.
Connecticut leaders tout ‘turnaround’ at investors conference
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Sandra Slack Glover withdraws as CT Supreme Court nominee
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CT Senate passes two bills curtailing Freedom of Information Act
Supporters say the exemptions to the FOI Act are necessary to protect public employees and public university researchers from harassment.
A month later, defense for Carleton Giles and his 71 commutations
This week, Carleton Giles greeted people who praised his service and called him a victim of political cowardice and fear-mongering.
CT House sidesteps debate over non-binary gender recognition
CT Democrats unanimously supported a bill to assess whether to offer a non-binary gender option on state forms. Republicans were split.