Connecticut General Assembly

CBIA outlines legislative agenda
10:27 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Conn.'s largest business group says it will fight minimum wage hike

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The Connecticut Business and Industry Association is promising to fight Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed increase in the state minimum wage. Malloy wants to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, which would make it the highest in the nation.

The CBIA voiced its opposition on Monday to the wage hike, saying it will reduce hiring into entry-level jobs. The CBIA's position on minimum wage is part of its broader legislative agenda, which it released on Monday.

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Supporters push talks on physician assisted death
10:16 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation

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Supporters of 'aid in dying' legislation are urging state lawmakers to take up the issue during the General Assembly's session that begins next week. During last year's session, a proposed bill did not make it out of the Connecticut Legislature's Public Health Committee.

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Nurses: 32-year-old regulations outdated
9:17 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Conn. school nurses call for changes to regulations

Peggy Schoen, the school nurse for the K-8 Wintergreen Magnet School in Hamden, at her medicine cabinet.
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School nurses in Connecticut still operate under regulations established in 1982.  But the world of student health has grown increasingly complicated, and school nurses think it’s time the regulations catch up with their roles.

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UConn students allege discrimination
8:56 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Conn. lawmakers hold hearing on sexual assault at colleges, universities

UConn Police Chief Barbara O'Connor, left, and Elizabeth Conklin, UConn's Title IX coordinator, right, listen to testimony from four women who say they were victims of sexual assaults while students at UConn at the Legislative Office Building, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Hartford, Conn. The four women have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against the school.
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Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Wednesday about sexual assault prevention and response procedures at colleges and universities in the state. The hearing was prompted by a recent federal complaint against the University of Connecticut.

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Car Tax
6:27 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Conn. House Speaker wants to end local car tax

Conn. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey (file photo)
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Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says legislation that would end municipal car taxes is on his agenda for next year's legislative session.  Sharkey announced his plans for the 2014 legislative session in Hartford on Thursday.

   

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