Senate action Wednesday likely ensured House passage of a bill expunging criminal records of thousands of Connecticut residents.
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CT House sends Inspector General bill to Gov. Lamont’s desk
The measure would allow civil rights attorneys and federal prosecutors to apply for the job. The current law only allows existing prosecutors to be the Inspector General.
House backs ban on deceptive practices at faith-based pregnancy centers
As a constellation of states pass laws to restrict or ban abortion, CT lawmakers took aim Thursday at faith-based centers that deceive women seeking medical assistance for a pregnancy.
House authorizes columbarium (after looking it up)
An eclectic day of business in the Connecticut House included authorizing the use of a lighthouse as a columbarium, a place to store created remains.
Cook battles to keep her seat in a swing district that will help decide if Dems keep control of House
TORRINGTON – Michelle Cook, a Democrat, is battling to keep her 65th House District seat from being taken by Republican Molly Spino. Cook represents one of the state’s few key swing districts, which means both parties are eyeing it hungrily to help secure the state House majority on Nov. 6.
Drug-price transparency bill passes legislature with no dissent
A bill designed to help Connecticut officials peer into the black box of drug pricing won final approval from a unanimous state Senate early Wednesday, and will now go to the governor. Proponents of the measure called it a necessary first step toward curbing expensive prescription drug prices.
Bills approved mandating ‘essential benefits,’ helping uninsured pregnant women
A bill headed to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk would give uninsured women the ability to sign up for health insurance after they learn they are pregnant. A second bill sent to the governor requires individual and small-group health insurance policies to cover the same 10 “essential health benefits” the Affordable Care Act mandates.
House unanimously passes bill to shine light on drug industry
The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a comprehensive bill that aims to shed light on the murky prescription drug industry, which state officials say is a necessary first step to lowering expensive drug costs.