George Jepsen

Davis Dunavin

Native American tribes who have been denied federal recognition might have another chance under proposed new rules from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. But those new rules come with a clause that leaves tribes in Connecticut unsure if they’ll ever be recognized.  It has reopened an old debate between the state of Connecticut, homeowners and tribes.

Public officials in Connecticut and New York welcomed new rules announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon pollution from power plants. The EPA was required to issue the rules by a Supreme Court ruling following a suit filed by Connecticut, New York and 10 other states.

The attorneys general of New York and Connecticut are praising Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on smokestack emissions that cross state lines. The decision upholds the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate such emissions.


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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Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen was challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.