Connecticut General Assembly http://wshu.org en Stamford needs to start with own state legislators to get school backing http://wshu.org/post/stamford-needs-start-own-state-legislators-get-school-backing <p></p><p>Now that the Martin administration has gotten the necessary approvals to apply for a state funding grant for an interdistrict&nbsp;magnet PreK-5 school, it will be up to lawmakers to ultimately decide if they'll lift a state moratorium or allow the application to be processed as an expansion of an existing school. Legislative members of Stamford's own state delegation say they haven't yet taken a position.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:53:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 19723 at http://wshu.org 2014 Conn. legislative session comes to a close http://wshu.org/post/2014-conn-legislative-session-comes-close <p></p><p>Connecticut lawmakers ended this year's legislative session at midnight Wednesday. The highlight of the session was the passage of a revised $19 billion state budget based on an agreement between the Democratic majority in the legislature and Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:15:54 +0000 Ebong Udoma 17049 at http://wshu.org 2014 Conn. legislative session comes to a close Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-approve-bill-increase-minimum-wage <p></p><p>State lawmakers in Connecticut have become the first in the country to pass <a href="http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtSearch_lpa.html">legislation </a>that will increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. &nbsp;The minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by 2017. &nbsp;That's the same rate President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage by 2015.</p><p>Democratic Governor&nbsp; Dannel Malloy applauded the move and says he'll sign it on Thursday evening in New Britain, where Obama appeared to press for a $10.10 national wage.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:28:23 +0000 WSHU staff 14835 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage Conn. lawmakers consider bills to protect student athletes http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-consider-bills-protect-student-athletes <p></p><p>Two bills before the Connecticut General Assembly require that the State Education Department create educational programs focused on the preventive of concussions as well as sudden cardiac arrest.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:43:13 +0000 Hannah Dickison 13772 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers consider bills to protect student athletes Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews http://wshu.org/post/proposed-minimum-wage-hike-conn-receives-mixed-reviews <p>The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday to address Governor Daniel Malloy’s proposed minimum wage hike. There were mixed reviews on the proposal, which would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:19:30 +0000 Hannah Dickison 13013 at http://wshu.org Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews