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Dive Deeper: 2023 Legislative Session · Ned Lamont · CT Congressional Delegation
CT presidential primary would move up to April 2 if bill passes
Under current law, Connecticut’s 2024 presidential primary wouldn’t be held until April 30. The bipartisan bill would move it to April 2.
CT could loosen qualifications to run for Attorney General
The rule that a lawyer have 10 years of “active practice” in CT to run for attorney general would change to six years under a new bill.
Legislators question Lamont’s approach to cutting health costs
Gov. Lamont’s proposal to control prescription drug and hospital costs could cost hospitals hundreds of millions in lost revenue.
CT now a battleground in fight over minimum wage at restaurants
CT is one of 13 states considering applying the minimum wage to restaurants. Wait staff currently earn a minimum of $6.38 per hour plus tips.
CT legislators push for more mental health support for kids
The measures to improve mental health care for children in Connecticut continue the work from last session.
CT gun bill supported by city mayors runs into resistance
Sen. Gary Winfield said the new gun bill to target repeat offenders, supported by the mayors of some of CT’s biggest cities, is too broad.
CT committee OKs Medicaid expansion for residents under 19 without legal status
The Human Services Committee voted to advance the proposal, which would expand Medicaid to people under 19 of any immigration status.
A Connecticut bill would allow ‘aid-in-dying.’ Here’s an outline of the proposal
Legislation that would allow terminally ill adults in CT to access medication to end their lives is being weighed by lawmakers. Here’s what to know.
Karen Hobert Flynn, Common Cause leader and CT reformer, dies
Karen Hobert Flynn was president of Common Cause and an architect of Connecticut’s groundbreaking campaign finance reforms.
Labor asks CT to regulate Amazon warehouse quotas
A bill aimed at regulating Amazon’s use of surveillance of warehouse workers drew dramatic testimony from labor and silence from Amazon.
CT bill proposes relief from ‘coerced debt’ for domestic violence victims
CT lawmakers are considering a bill that would help victims whose abusive partners incurred debt in their names, similar to identify theft.
Connecticut confronted as originator of New England witch trials
Salem gets the notoriety, but CT’s witch trials came 45 years earlier, and descendants of the hanged want apologies and exonerations.
14 arrested at CT Capitol protest
Members of a union lay down in the CT Legislative Office Building to protest challenges in obtaining a stipend for health coverage.
Democrats hold three CT House seats in special elections
CT Democrats said they won elections for House seats opened by the death of Quentin Williams and resignations of Dan Fox and Edwin Vargas Jr.