Government & Politics

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Tesla is hoping its fourth try is the charm as it once again lobbies Connecticut lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow it to sell its electric vehicles directly to consumers in the state. A key legislative committee heard testimony on the matter on Monday.

Bob Child / AP

Governor Dannel Malloy's choice for Connecticut’s next chief justice has just barely cleared a major hurdle. This week, Andrew McDonald endured 13 hours of questioning by the General Assembly Judiciary Committee. Sometime before 1 a.m. Tuesday morning, the hearing ended in a tie vote. 20 to 20.

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The Newtown Action Alliance is calling on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to allow a vote on dozens of pending gun control measures in Congress in response to the February 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Jessica Hill / AP

After a hearing on Monday, the Connecticut Legislature’s Judiciary Committee cast a tie vote early Tuesday for Justice Andrew McDonald to be the next chief justice of the State Supreme Court.

Ann Lopez / WSHU

DREAMers and those displaced by Hurricane Maria piled into U.S. Representative Jim Himes’ office in Bridgeport on Tuesday. They want Himes to push Congress to give more aid to Puerto Rico and to secure a clean DREAM Act, legislation that creates a path to citizenship for immigrant youth that stands on its own, and is not tied to funding for a border wall or other immigration enforcement measure.