Senate action Wednesday likely ensured House passage of a bill expunging criminal records of thousands of Connecticut residents.
Senate advances bill banning deceptive advertising by faith-based pregnancy centers
The proposal gives the Attorney General’s Office the power to seek a court order to stop faith-based institutions from handing out misleading information about abortions and other women’s services.
Senate extends Lamont’s COVID-19 emergency powers
The bill ratifies Gov. Ned Lamont’s pandemic declarations and extends his authority by one month until May 20.
Without vocal dissent, Senate confirms Justice Andrew McDonald
The state Senate acted quickly Friday to confirm Andrew J. McDonald to a second term on the Supreme Court.
Some Senate Democrats still publicly hedge on tolls
We asked the seven Senate Democrats whose votes on truck tolls have been in question. Here’s what they said.
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.
Deal gives Democrats edge in evenly split CT Senate
Senate Democrats and Republicans finalized a deal Thursday on how an evenly divided Senate will operate in 2017, agreeing that Senate President Pro Tem Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, will remain as the top leader, while sharing some authority with the GOP.