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  • Lawmakers Praise Themselves For GMO Law That Actually Doesn't Do Anything

    Lawmakers Praise Themselves For GMO Law That Actually Doesn't Do Anything
    Connecticut legislative leaders are just pleased as punch that Gov. Dannel Malloy has now signed a bill that appears to require foods with genetically modified organisms to be labeled so consumers know what they're buying. Except it doesn't require...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions

    Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions
    General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
  • Let Public See Weapons Offender Registry

    A promising part of gun control legislation passed this week by Connecticut's General Assembly was the creation of a deadly weapons offender registry. At least it started out as a good idea, before it got derailed. The new law says that as of Jan. 1,...
  • Connecticut NAACP considering legal action against state redistricting panel over its all-white membership

    Connecticut NAACP considering legal action against state redistricting panel over its all-white membership
    The head of the Connecticut NAACP calls it “astonishing and heart breaking” that the legislative committee deciding on how this state’s political boundaries should be redrawn doesn’t have a single minority member. The absence of...
  • State Could Allow Online Gambling And Lottery Ticket Sales

    State Could Allow Online Gambling And Lottery Ticket Sales
    Online lottery ticket sales, even online poker, could become a reality if Connecticut lawmakers approve new forms of Internet gambling during next year's legislative session. A U.S. Justice Department ruling issued late last week clears the way for the...
  • Marathon Healthcare Files For Bankruptcy Protection

    Under threat of state receivership, the East Hartford-based Marathon Healthcare nursing-home chain has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the second Connecticut chain in six months unable to pull itself out of debt. The bankruptcy filing comes...
  • Legislature Left Nursing-Home Reforms On Table

    For months, state Sen. Edith Prague rallied support for nursing-home reforms from Democratic leaders and advocates for the elderly, telling anyone who would listen that "this is the year" for improvements to minimum-staffing requirements and stronger...
  • Reforms Urged For Nursing Homes

    Saying that Haven Healthcare's troubled record should serve as a wake-up call, state Senate leaders on Wednesday proposed a package of nursing-home reforms aimed at boosting staffing, improving financial accountability and increasing public scrutiny of...
  • Nursing Home Changes Sought

    Nursing Home Changes Sought
    Nursing homes would have 10 months to comply with new staffing standards that would more than double the minimum hours of nursing care per resident now required by state law, under a plan presented Wednesday by Democratic legislative leaders. The...
  • AIG Bonuses Required Under Connecticut Labor Law, Company Says

    AIG Bonuses Required Under Connecticut Labor Law, Company Says
    The $165 million AIG bonus flap that has caused outrage around the nation has its roots in a provision of Connecticut labor law that political leaders say needs to be changed. The embattled insurance giant, which has received about $170 billion in...
  • Simmons' Job Among Those Considered For Elimination

    One of the state's high-profile employees, former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, could see his job as the state's business advocate disappear today. Legislators, who are meeting today in special session to close an estimated budget gap of more than $300 million,...