Linda Orange was 69 and had been a lawmaker since 1997.
Rep. Linda Orange is retiring, effective Feb. 1.
A number of legislators expressed skepticism Thursday about a bill that would allow law enforcement officers to ask to see an individual’s state-issued pistol permit without reasonable suspicion of a crime. Others expressed support for the bill.
A longtime state senator fended off a high-profile challenge, while two Bridgeport politicos facing legal troubles lost their bids to return to Hartford. Another Bridgeport candidate knocked off Sen. Anthony Musto of Trumbull, and the House Democrat who co-chaired the legislature’s Sportsmen’s Caucus defeated a challenger who took issue with her vote against new gun restrictions passed in the wake of the Newtown shootings.
The Connecticut General Assembly has just six weeks left in its 2014 legislative session, with limited time set aside for votes on a number of important bills. As our state’s leaders work to complete their business for the year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and its Connecticut Chapter hope that one bill in particular won’t be forgotten: S.B. 394, designed to improve the safety of an insurance practice called step therapy.