A GOP bill up for a public hearing Friday would end collection of CT’s truck mileage tax on July 1. The tax raised $4.3 million in January.
2023 Legislative Session
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.
Publication of legal notices in newspapers could be nearing an end
A court case involving the Old Saybrook borough of Fenwick could clear the way for a change in the law about publication of legal notices.
CT Housing Committee won’t vote on rent cap this session
The committee instead pushed forward a bill that would create a task force to study rent stabilization.
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.
CT legislators raising questions about heating assistance program
Legislators want to know how many families can’t get any more funding from the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.
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.
CT continues to prosecute some marijuana cases despite legalization
Proposed legislation would end the prosecution of any ongoing marijuana-related cases if the activity being prosecuted is now decriminalized.
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.
CT still borrowing to pay off debt, but some are pushing back
Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget calls for $80M in new borrowing in the next two years to pay off existing debt, but some say the practice should end.
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.
CT Democrats pitch wide-ranging bills to address housing issues
The bills, which aim to address issues including evictions, workforce housing, homelessness and fair housing, had a public hearing Tuesday.