James Clark, Executive Director of Victims' Rights Center of Connecticut, at the Victims' Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission meeting at the state Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014.
A Connecticut victim’s rights commission wants state legislators to pass a law that gives crime victims the right to be informed about details of court proceedings.
The Victims' Rights Enforcement Advisory Commission agreed to the recommendation on Wednesday.
The new law was recommended by James Clark, the executive director of the Victims' Rights Center of Connecticut. The new law is needed because prosecutors often fail to notify crime victims about court proceedings in a timely manner, preventing them from exercising their right to attend court proceedings, he said.
About a third of Connecticut’s cities and towns are rejecting proposed state regulations for dealing with storm water runoff.
Leaders of the municipalities are denouncing the draft regulations.
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities represents most of Connecticut’s towns and cities. It says the new draft regulations by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection dictate the frequency of street sweeping and the cleaning of storm water drainage systems that run into municipal sewers. And this imposes costs that towns and cities simply cannot afford.
Connecticut's U.S. Senators marked the upcoming two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting this week by giving speeches on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
In April of last year, a gun control bill that was supported by both senators failed to pass. On Wednesday, both Senators called on their colleagues to pass gun control legislation.
In his speech, Sen. Chris Murphy criticized his colleagues for not taking action even though there have been more shootings at schools across the country since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown.