The Senate’s Electoral Count Act reforms bill, which CT Sen. Chris Murphy worked on, has bipartisan support. But the House’s version doesn’t.
Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal say the legislation will protect voters. It is unclear if Senate Republicans will support it.
Advocates want the Senate to go beyond the new gun safety bill and renew a federal assault weapons ban. But passage remains a challenge.
The hearing will bring to a head a conflict that has been simmering since last fall and threatens to dredge up past disputes.
Merriam, a federal district court judge, is one of two Connecticut nominees appointed by President Joe Biden to sit on the 2nd Circuit.
The Senate will likely start voting this week on Sarah Merriam’s confirmation. CT’s senators hope to take up Maria Kahn’s nomination soon.
The White House approved Connecticut’s plan to invest nearly $43 million in affordable broadband access through a program launching in 2023.
A rule implemented by the Trump administration days after the 2020 election mandates states to cut off benefits for some Medicaid recipients.
Democrats sought voting rights safeguards in the Electoral Count Act reform bill, but hope the compromise will help in the 2024 election.
Gov. Ned Lamont made modernizing state government a priority. ReEmployCT, the new unemployment benefits and tax system, is part of that effort.
The equipment purchases were supported by local leaders, but some residents wondered if the federal funding could be put to better use.
With a ceremonial bill signing and an impromptu climb by the governor aboard the Amistad, Connecticut got an early jump on Juneteenth.
The change means an increase for substances tested at one of the state’s labs and a decrease at the other, equalizing the two labs.
Existing medical-use growers and retailers could be the first to offer recreational marijuana in the market, but several hurdles remain.
The reforms come as a federal investigation of the program under its former director, Kosta Diamantis, is underway.