Government

Tracking system sparks privacy concern
7:10 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Lawmakers consider system to track Conn. students from pre-K to their first job

A bill that would allow Connecticut officials to track students from pre-K through to their first jobs was passed by the state General Assembly’s Higher Education Committee on Monday. The bill was approved despite some concerns the system might violate privacy rights.

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Theoretical votes available for key bills
4:34 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Reformers fault Cuomo for not holding elections

Then gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo campaigning in 2010 where he vowed to pass a public campaign finance law
Credit AP Photo/Mike Grol

New York's short-lived public campaign finance program came to a halt Monday when the program's test participant, State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, said he would not participate in the pilot program because it was unjust. Reformers are blaming New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for not holding special elections that might have provided the votes. 

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Guilty pleas in scheme linked to Rowland
9:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Former Conn. Gov. Rowland steps down from radio show

File photo- Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland hosting a show on WTIC AM radio.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland says he's stepping down from his Hartford area radio talk show.

This comes after former Republican Congressional Candidate Lisa-Wilson Foley and her husband pleaded guilty to federal campaign financing violations in a conspiracy that allegedly involved Rowland.

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Medical marijuana to be distributed around state
6:18 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Six medical marijuana dispensaries approved in Conn.

Credit AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

Connecticut's consumer chief announced Thursday that he’s picked six medical marijuana dispensaries that will be the first in the state. The dispensaries will be in Branford, Bridgeport, Bristol, Hartford, South Windsor and Uncasville.

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Super PAC to support gun control lawmakers
5:36 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Conn. gun control group to start Super PAC

Conn. gun control supporters at a 2013 Valentine's Day rally in Hartford
Credit Ebong Udoma

The gun control organization Connecticut Against Gun Violence said on Thursday it’s creating a political action committee to raise money to help state politicians. The move comes on the one year anniversary of Connecticut passing one of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

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