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State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

The first African-American nominated to be chief justice of Connecticut won the unanimous approval of the State House of Representatives on Monday.  

The 146 to 0 vote in support of Associate Justice Richard Robinson came as no surprise. Democrats and Republicans praised Robinson.

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In Connecticut, legislation is advancing to the Senate that adds the state to a group of states wanting to pool their Electoral College votes for the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

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Connecticut's Child Advocate Sarah Eagan reported Thursday that many children withdrawn from state public schools to be homeschooled are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them.

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Connecticut Dreamers have finally gotten what they’ve long lobbied state lawmakers for…the passage of a bill that allows undocumented students to qualify for the state’s system of financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut House of Representatives have pledged to push through a bill that would provide more state assistance to eastern Connecticut homeowners facing the problem of crumbling foundations. They say the bill will be voted on before the legislative session ends in three weeks.  

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