The flavor ban had early momentum when the Public Health Committee approved the measure in March, but the bill stalled.
An ambitious bill to limit annual increases in the cost of prescription drugs failed to gain traction in the legislature this year.
CT can no longer take money won in lawsuits to pay for the cost of a person’s imprisonment — unless they’ve been convicted of certain crimes.
The House voted 142-1 to designate Juneteenth a legal holiday in Connecticut. The overwhelmingly positive vote belied a difficult debate.
On the last night of the 2022 legislative session, weary legislators left signs of their efforts in the House chambers.
The measure is a result of a yearslong effort to ease the burdens the formerly incarcerated face after they serve their sentences.
Republicans have been hounding Democrats for a year to pass legislation addressing car thefts and shootings. This session, Democrats listened.
The bills aimed to address affordability amid rising housing costs, but as the legislature nears adjournment, their fate is uncertain.
Passage of the bills was a first step toward confronting what experts have called an escalating crisis in Connecticut and elsewhere.
The Senate voted 24-12, largely along party lines, to adopt the package, which now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont, who is expected to sign it.
A more ambitious bill that would have opened the program to those 18 and younger, regardless of their immigration status, failed in committee.
Senate Minority Leader Kevin Kelly said an estimate from the Office of Fiscal Analysis vindicates the GOP’s calls for bigger tax cuts.
Lawmakers’ base pay would go from $28,000 to $40,000, and salaries of most statewide officers would match the pay of Superior Court judges.
The reforms come as a federal investigation of the program under its former director, Kosta Diamantis, is underway.
Long-term hospital suspensions aren’t currently regulated under state law. The state budget bill could change that.