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Lost by one vote
6:24 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

NY Dream Act supporters vow to fight on

Supporters of Dream Act legislation say they were “set up”, when a hastily arranged vote on the bill in the Senate chamber late Monday led to the measure’s failure by just one vote.

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Bill scales back utility tree trimming
6:07 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Bill to roll-back aggressive tree trimming by Conn. utilities passes key legislative committee

A bill that would force electric utilities in Connecticut to roll back an aggressive tree trimming program received the approval of a key state legislative committee on Tuesday. There’s been some recent public outcry against aggressive tree trimming by the utilities.

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Senate votes 30-29 against the measure
11:24 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Dream Act dies in NY State Senate

The Dream Act is dead for now in New York State, after the State Senate voted down the measure that would have granted college tuition aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. The 30 to 29 vote defeating the Dream Act left leaders of rival Democratic factions pointing fingers.

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Bill would allow fatal drugs for terminally ill
7:46 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Conn. legislators hear emotional testimony for and against aid-in-dying bill

Sara Meyers, who has ALS, testified in favor of the bill
Credit CT-N

The Public Health Committee of the Connecticut State Legislature is heard emotional testimony on Monday on legislation that would allow terminally ill people in the state to be prescribed life ending drugs. If the bill were to pass, adult patients who are considered mentally competent and are told by two doctors that they have less than six months to live, would be able to get the life ending drugs. Terminally ill people testified in favor of the bill, and some with disabilities testified against it.

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Proposed Conn. ban on GMO grass seeds
6:01 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Proposed Conn. ban on sale of GMO grass meets some resistance

Conn. Senate President Donald Williams discussing with fellow Democrat state Senator Andrea Stillman outside the state Senate Chamber
Credit Ebong Udoma

A proposal by state Senate President Donald Williams to ban the sale of genetically modified grass in Connecticut met some resistance on Monday in the state legislature’s environment committee. Opponents complain the proposal is vague and they don’t know what it would actually cover.

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