Lawmakers have been concerned about the cost of prison phone calls for at least two decades.
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.
Revisions allow medical card-holders to grow their own plants and proposes that 55% of revenue go toward social-equity efforts.
One police chief said they need more time to train officers on new use-of-force rules.
State’s attorneys say they need it to investigative police use of deadly force. Advocates fear a “legislative slippery slope.”
Ahead of the impending special session, Republicans stress that a new policing bill needs scrutiny before passing.
The proposal would expand who could apply for a risk warrant and prevent people in crisis from buying guns.
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.
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.
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.