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Posted inPolitics

Marijuana legalization debate gets heated at Capitol press conference

Bo Huhn, the spokesman for the Connecticut chapter of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, speaks at a press conference Wednesday. The debate over whether Connecticut should legalize recreational marijuana got heated at the State Capitol Wednesday as advocates opposing legalization held a press conference that was repeatedly interrupted by heckling pot supporters. “I believe we really do […]

Posted inPolitics

GOP looking to gain CT House seats, despite presidential year

The last time Republicans won a majority in the Connecticut House, they had the assistance of a Ronald Reagan landslide and a party lever that encouraged straight ticket voting. But the GOP sees opportunity for gains this year in open Democratic seats and polls showing an electorate deeply dissatisfied with a Democratic governor and General Assembly.

Posted inEducation

Legislators advance in-state tuition, financial aid for undocumented students

The state House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to expand the number of undocumented immigrants who qualify for much lower in-state tuition rates at Connecticut public colleges. Meanwhile, another bill that would make these students eligible to compete for a $140 million pool of financial aid was approved by the state Senate.