New laws effective Oct. 1

October 2, 2017

Several new laws went into effect on Oct. 1, including: Stiffer penalties for hate crimes, protections for pregnant women in the workplace, changes to the age and weight requirements for car seats, the formation of a Small Business Hotline and protections against the Civil Asset Forfeiture law.

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Update on Budget Negotiations

September 26, 2017

Governor Malloy is convening leaders of all four caucuses to move the discussion closer to agreement on a budget for the biennium.

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GOP Budget Axes Help For Thousands

September 21, 2017

Blasting the Republican-passed state budget, Rep. Roland Lemar says a cut to the community college system sends a message to future employers that the state is not open for business. Many community college students are Connecticut high school graduates who find a home here, get a start here and become part of the workforce of the future here, Lemar said in this New Haven Independent news story.

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House Approves Transportation Lock Box

June 6, 2017

The House has passed House Joint Resolution 100, which calls for a statewide referendum asking voters to amend the State Constitution to ensure that money in the Special Transportation Fund (STF) is in a "lock box" and can be spent only on the state's transportation needs.

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