Hartford — Lawmakers on Wednesday voted to eliminate penalties faced by six towns, including Montville, for not hitting the state Department of Education's minimum budget requirement.
HARTFORD — A bill that would begin the process of selling legal weed in Connecticut passed a key legislative committee on Thursday — and now heads to the House for a first ever vote.
An interesting debate topic has surfaced in the current 20th District state Senate race, and it is curiously one that loomed large over the district's 2014 contest, in which Republican Paul Formica, former first selectman of East Lyme, snatched away a seat that had long been held by Democrats.
Hartford — Gov. Dannel Malloy's bill pushing renewable energy cleared the legislature's Energy and Technology Committee on Thursday but is far from a done deal, with lawmakers and solar advocates worried some provisions could curtail the state's growing solar industry.
HARTFORD - A bill that would allow the state to regulate the Internet in the absence of federal net neutrality rules died in committee on Thursday due to a procedural trick engineered by Republican senators.
Two legislative proposals that would have forced state officials to backtrack on their plan to turn the Seaside property in Waterford into a state park appear to have died before the two committees that raised them could take a vote.
Investment in sub manufacturing training needed to fend off competition, senators say
State Sens. Paul Formica, R-East Lyme, and Heather Somers, R-Groton, are urging support for a bill that would provide 10 million for training programs, would create an innovation hub for plastics manufacturing in an unused 1,000-square-foot lab at Three Rivers Community College, and require the head of the Department of Community and Economic Development to assess the capital needs of the submarine industry every three years.
State Sen. Cathy Osten of Sprague joined Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff of Norwalk in calling for a review of Eversource Energy's handling of the Oct. 29 storm that knocked out power throughout the state.
When in special session to finally adopt a budget, the House of Representatives should also approve legislation that would empower state regulators to permit Millstone Power Station to compete with other carbon-free energy sources. The proposal, allowing about half the energy Millstone produces to be sold in this fashion, would still be contingent on regulators judging it to be in the public interest.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Besides an unfinished state budget, Connecticut lawmakers could find themselves this summer debating bills that didn't survive the regular legislative session, including proposals to protect health insurance benefits for women and make the process of doling out funds from a state employee charitable campaign more flexible.
HARTFORD — A bill intended to keep the Millstone nuclear power plant producing electricity passed a key Legislative committee on Monday and now heads to the full General Assembly.
State pension restructuring deal receives early approval
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers gave preliminary approval Tuesday for a plan to restructure pension obligations and help avoid huge payments looming in the future, but many made it clear they want further changes in workers' retirement benefits.
In separate votes, House and Senate members of the Appropriations Committee approved the agreement reached by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration and state employee union officials.
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