Conn. legislature

Conn. House Democrats


Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey stripped a Bridgeport legislator of all her legislative assignments on Wednesday. This comes after the state Elections Enforcement Commission referred a case involving Democratic state Rep. Christine Ayala to state prosecutors for a criminal investigation.

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Several new laws take effect October 1st in Connecticut.  One of them means it will cost you more if you get caught talking or texting on a hand held phone while driving.