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May 20, 2019 - 8:55 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut's House of Representatives has unanimously approved legislation ensuring health insurers treat mental health illnesses the same as other illnesses. Monday's bill, which awaits Senate action, requires insurers to cover mental health and substance disorder treatment...
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May 16, 2019 - 8:15 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Republicans are offering a new alternative to electronic tolls, but Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont isn't impressed. The governor blasted the GOP Thursday, accusing them of wanting to delay a ``tough vote'' on tolls by proposing ``another study.'' Lamont promised to ``...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr appears at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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May 14, 2019 - 11:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," according to a person familiar with the issue. Barr appointed John...
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May 08, 2019 - 7:19 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gun owners in Connecticut may soon have to secure their weapons inside an unattended vehicle. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives voted 98-to-48 Wednesday in favor of a bill requiring a pistol or revolver to be kept in a vehicle's truck, a locked safe or a...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019 file photo, State Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, meets with Senate President Pro Ten Toni Atkins , of San Diego, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. "We believe that President Trump, if he truly doesn't have anything to hide, should step up and release his tax returns," said McGuire, who is sponsoring a bill that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns as a condition for appearing on the state ballot. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
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May 07, 2019 - 8:43 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Congress won't be seeing President Donald Trump's tax returns any time soon, but that request isn't the only way Democrats are trying to pry them loose. So far this year, lawmakers in at least 20 states have introduced bills that would require presidential candidates to release...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation stemming from the death of a Guilford teen who accidentally shot himself in the head. Known as ``Ethan's Law,'' the bill cleared the House on a bipartisan 127-16 vote Tuesday evening. It now awaits...
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May 06, 2019 - 8:47 pm
Connecticut's Attorney General gave state lawmakers the legal go-ahead Monday to pursue legislation that would prevent parents from exempting their children from vaccinations for religious reasons, a move that several states are considering amid a significant measles outbreak
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May 02, 2019 - 8:59 am
A state revenue package that rejects much of Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's proposed sales tax expansion, yet includes new or higher taxes on alcohol, capital gains income, prepared meals, digital downloads, cigarettes and more will become the basis for upcoming budget negotiations.
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