The CT Senate vote came hours after a group of advocates dressed in wedding dresses urged lawmakers to pass the bill to ban child marriages.
CT’s congressional delegation was divided over the debt limit bill, but all of them bemoaned Republicans’ push for spending cuts.
Gun controls demanded by Gov. Ned Lamont and a tougher approach to gun crimes urged by urban mayors won overwhelming passage Thursday.
Connecticut’s 21-month limit on cash assistance is the second-shortest in the U.S. But a bill would lengthen it and raise income and asset limits.
Internet providers have been pushing back on efforts to make pricing and service speeds more transparent for consumers.
The wide-ranging bill deals with issues including access to mental health care, education, and libraries, among other things.
Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-5th District, said she is ‘very concerned’ by the GOP push in Congress for stricter requirements to access food stamps.
Quentin Williams’ blood alcohol level was 0.159%, and wrong-way driver Kimede Mustafaj’s was 0.137%, according to a state police investigation.
CT moved towards banning synthetic marijuana and limiting the sale of consumables containing THC sold outside the regulated cannabis industry.
Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams and the wrong-way driver blamed for his death were legally drunk, officials familiar with investigation said.
Comptroller Sean Scanlon’s plan drew praise from legislative leaders and Gov. Ned Lamont. The municipal pension fund is used by 107 CT towns.
The nomination comes after the Senate confirmed two of Biden’s nominees from CT to sit on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The CT senator said the bill was changed to address critics’ concerns and doubled its lawmaker support since its first introduction in 2022.
Sen. Chris Murphy wants to boost efforts to seize fentanyl as CT sees the drug heavily contributing to accidental overdose deaths.
A new Wesleyan poll shows CT voters approve of Gov. Ned Lamont’s performance and tax cuts, but they’re also OK raising taxes on the wealthy.