Connecticut General Assembly

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would offer paid family and medical leave to state residents.  

The General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee heard testimony Tuesday in favor of the bill this week.

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The state of Connecticut is now facing a second federal lawsuit in response to an act it passed last year allowing the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes to open a third casino in the state.

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Gun rights activists and gun control supporters are at odds over a bill that would compel Connecticut individuals to produce their permit to carry a firearm at the request of police.

The Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen is opposing the legislation, telling members of the legislature's Public Safety Committee Thursday the bill infringes on gun owners' constitutional rights.

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The Connecticut Automotive Retail Association says the latest legislative effort to allow electric car-maker Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers is too broad.

CARA President James Fleming said Tuesday this year's version of the bill would allow all electric vehicle manufacturers to sell directly to consumers, not just Tesla.

CARA is teaming up with General Motors and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers to oppose the legislation. 

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Connecticut lawmakers passed a plan Tuesday with mostly Democratic votes to fix the state's mid-year budget deficit by cutting spending and shifting money from accounts, while also pledging to scrutinize state employee overtime and possibly close some state facilities for the disabled.

The plan also reduces some business taxes in hopes of improving the state's business climate.

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