The issue has been a partisan one, supported by Democrats and opposed by Republicans.
We asked the seven Senate Democrats whose votes on truck tolls have been in question. Here’s what they said.
While many issues killed Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan to toll passenger cars, fears about the impact it would have on the poor weighed heavily on some lawmakers.
In an effort to draw attention to Connecticut’s new sexual harassment and sexual assault laws, two women stepped forward Thursday to describe the harassment they say they experienced while working at a Connecticut restaurant.
Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, proposed amendments that would make the board subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
A ruling by the State Elections Enforcement Commission that child care is not a permissible campaign expense prompted an immediate call by Gov. Ned Lamont for a change in state law.
Lawmakers on the Higher Education Committee unanimously supported bills that would stop plans to merge the state’s 12 community colleges.
Senate Democrats announced the tail end of their legislative agenda on Friday, highlighting their focus on strengthening gender equity and passing a revived bill aimed at overhauling Connecticut’s sexual assault and sexual harassment laws.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty defiantly said on Saturday she had no intention of leaving Congress as several state Democrats, including the highest-ranking member of the state Senate and a Democratic gubernatorial contender, called for her to resign.
With a blandly titled “informational forum,” a Democratic state senator choreographed an unusual rebuke of the General Assembly and its leadership Friday, eliciting testimony about the systematic weakening of campaign finance laws in Connecticut, most recently by provisions inserted into the bipartisan budget adopted in special session last fall.
The Connecticut Republican Party breathlessly skewered a Democratic state senator Tuesday for a tongue-in-cheek amendment exempting Yogi Bear and Winnie-the-Pooh from a bear-hunting bill — unaware the original authors were two GOP lawmakers.
As U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy’s political allies denounced a Trump cabinet nominee and built on the momentum of the mass protests led by women’s groups over the weekend, Murphy reversed field and outlined an effort at constructive engagement with the new GOP administration on its call to “Buy American.”
If the GOP can gain four seats, it will turn a 21-15 Democratic advantage into a 19-17 Republican majority, giving them control of the chamber for the first time in 20 years.
Essentially, the burden shifts from the accuser having to prove an assault took place and to the accused having to explain how they knew they had permission for a sexual encounter.
A prominent pollster gave House and Senate Democrats a private rundown on the mood of the Connecticut electorate Thursday. The news surprised no one. Voters are unhappy with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and they see pretty much every issue paling in importance next to the state’s business climate.