Hartford

Bills await action in the state House
10:49 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Conn. State Senate passes bills intended to help consumers

The Connecticut State Capitol building (file photo)
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Tuesday was a busy day for the Connecticut State Senate. It passed a range of bills intended to help the consumer. Those include one bill that could give police chiefs in cities and towns a say over the renewal of liquor permits and another to modernize the state's Do Not Call Registry.

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Gov. Malloy to sign bill into law
11:28 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage

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State lawmakers in Connecticut have become the first in the country to pass legislation that will increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.  The minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by 2017.  That's the same rate President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage by 2015.

Democratic Governor  Dannel Malloy applauded the move and says he'll sign it on Thursday evening in New Britain, where Obama appeared to press for a $10.10 national wage.

The bill passed the state House , 87-54, and the Senate, 21-14.

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how to talk to lawmakers
6:41 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Activists learn how to lobby in Hartford

Some Connecticut residents concerned about social justice issues were at the state Capitol in Hartford  to learn about how to lobby their lawmakers. The activists are concerned about several bills being considered in the legislature this year.

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MTA agrees to review before major electrical work
10:38 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Heads of MTA, Metro-North in Hartford

A commuter stands beneath the New Haven train line schedule display in the main hall of Grand Central Station as hundreds wait after a power problem with Metro-North Railroad's computer system caused the suspension of service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in New York.
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy met on Monday in his Capitol office with Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast and new Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti.

Governor Malloy says one key decision was made at Monday's meeting. The MTA agreed that any major project conducted on the rail's infrastructure, that could potentially disrupt rail service, will be independently reviewed beforehand.

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legislative response to newtown school shooting
11:39 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
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Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.

That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.

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