General Assembly http://wshu.org en Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-suggest-looking-elsewhere-rail-operator <p></p><p>Issues facing Metro-North railroad were the focus of a public hearing on Wednesday.&nbsp; Members of the Connecticut General Assembly's Transportation Committee voiced concern about recent incidents, including two derailments, a power failure, and the death of a track foreman.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:47:47 +0000 Dan Katz 10112 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers suggest looking elsewhere for rail operator Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation http://wshu.org/post/conn-has-second-toughest-gun-laws-nation <p>Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.</p><p>That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.</p><p>WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:39:35 +0000 Ebong Udoma 9629 at http://wshu.org Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation Conn. panel holds hearing on juvenile sentences http://wshu.org/post/conn-panel-holds-hearing-juvenile-sentences <p>The Connecticut Sentencing Commission held a hearing on Thursday on a proposal to give a chance at parole to those serving long sentences for crimes they committed when they were under 18.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:29:28 +0000 Dan Katz 8792 at http://wshu.org