Lawmakers have been concerned about the cost of prison phone calls for at least two decades.
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.
Gov. Lamont’s cannabis bill passes out of Judiciary Committee, but not without changes
Revisions allow medical card-holders to grow their own plants and proposes that 55% of revenue go toward social-equity efforts.
Judiciary Committee hears testimony on changes to last summer’s police accountably bill
One police chief said they need more time to train officers on new use-of-force rules.
Police accountability bill revives decades-long debate about investigative subpoena power
State’s attorneys say they need it to investigative police use of deadly force. Advocates fear a “legislative slippery slope.”
Judiciary Committee policing bill is just a draft, Republicans caution
Ahead of the impending special session, Republicans stress that a new policing bill needs scrutiny before passing.
Lawmakers consider broadened “Red Flag” law
The proposal would expand who could apply for a risk warrant and prevent people in crisis from buying guns.
State officials mum on reforms at York following prison birth report
The Department of Correction and the governor’s office won’t say whether the state has implemented reforms in the wake of a 19-year-old giving birth in her prison cell.
Ed Gomes wins big, will resume state Senate career at 79
On the eve of his 79th birthday, former state Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, D-Bridgeport, regained his seat as a minor-party candidate in a special election Tuesday night, scoring a national first for the Working Families Party.
Special elections: A dozen candidates for three seats
The ballots are set for special elections on Feb. 24 to fill three legislative vacancies created by lawmakers accepting positions in the executive or judicial branches of government.