Filibuster vents caucuses, but wastes time

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Down goes Mixed Martial Arts, again

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With new faces representing Bridgeport in the state Senate, there has been a sea change in the chances of Mixed Martial Arts coming to the XL Center in Hartford and Bridgeport’s Webster Arena. Legislation sponsored by then-Sen. Andres Ayala (now DMV commissioner) and signed into law several years back to allow the no-holds barred matches […] [Read More]
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Stalin lives! Miffed Senate Republicans filibuster

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In case you think Sen. Henri Martin’s excruciating recollection of his career as a Bristol home builder has anything to do with the bill that would prohibit variable-rate electricity contracts, Senate Republicans are in slow-down mode over perceived slights in the chamber, which Democrats nominally control 21-15. This was a slam-dunk bill that was the […] [Read More]
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Freshman Rep. McCarthy Vahey pedals to the Capitol

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 If she looked a little tired the other day on the floor of the House, first-term Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, D-Fairfield, had every right to, since she joined bike and walking activists in the 40-mile trip from New Haven in support of pending legislation on bike safety and transit options contained in Senate Bill 502. “The […] [Read More]
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Malloy indicates he will sign bills on undocumented immigrants

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The governor just took a swipe at legislative Republicans who oppose giving in-state tuition and financial aid to undocumented immigrants. “Rather than send away all of the people that have come to our country… it is in our best interest that with respect to the youth that is working its way through our school system […] [Read More]
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Senate approves tougher animal-abuse penalties

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HARTFORD – In a move to provide harsher punishment for animal abuse, those convicted of a second offense would face harsher penalties with no chance for a diversionary program called accelerated rehabilitation. The bill, which was on the state Senate’s consent calendar Tuesday night, next goes to the House. Under the legislation, drafted partially in […] [Read More]
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Aerial combat continues with Ohio

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Remember when Ohio was part of Connecticut? Then you might be 220 years old. The Senate tonight had the legislation on its consent calendar to make Gustave Whitehead’s No. 21 airplane the “state pioneering aircraft.” The bill next heads to the House. The appellation continues Connecticut historic guerrilla public-relations war against Ohio, most of which […] [Read More]
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Sen. Witkos tries to shine light on secretive UConn Foundation

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It was a great thought, when Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, tried to shine a light on the cloak-and-money clip machinations of the UConn Foundation by including public disclosure orders in a bill that passed this afternoon to give undocumented immigrants eligibility for financial aid at state colleges. Unfortunately Witkos’s amendment went down in flames, with […] [Read More]
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