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Lamont extends workers’ comp to frontline employees, but not everyone is...

“Even if it is more expensive,” declared State Sen. Julie Kushner (D-Danbury), “that’s the cost of doing business.”

CT House passes absentee ballot, telehealth, diabetes and, ultimately, police accountability...

While three of the bills were overwhelmingly approved, the fourth -- which includes a provision allowing civil lawsuits to be filed against police officers and municipalities in certain circumstances -- only passed at 9 a.m. today after much debate.

Absentee ballots, police accountability on agenda for CT special session

In addition, Lamont’s emergency powers and the executive orders he issued under those powers during the COVID-19 crisis are scheduled to expire on Sept. 9, meaning that the General Assembly must decide on the absentee ballot and extension of telehealth coverage questions by then.

General Assembly won’t reconvene this session; Klarides won’t seek re-election

House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R) joins Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D) and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R) in not seeking re-election this November.

COVID-19 LATEST: Fed stimulus bill to be voted on today; CT...

As for personal protective equipment (PPE), the governor said that while the wait continues for federal supplies to arrive, "We're not gonna sit around and wait for the cavalry to come in." Lamont said the state is "vetting lots of different options, offers" for PPE, "some of which seem a little shady, frankly."

Lamont, focusing on budget, pushes tolls to special session

“Democrat leadership appears lost,” according to Senate Republican President Pro Tempore Len Fasano.

After long debate, minimum-wage hike passes House

The debate fell mostly along party lines, with Democrats voting in favor of the bill and Republicans against it.

Bill to expand Tweed’s runway clears GA committee

Gov. Ned Lamont cited upgrading Tweed as part of his proposals to strengthen the state’s transportation infrastructure.

Tech boot camp for job seekers opening in Stamford

Courses are set to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

State awards $9.8 million for stem cell research

In its latest round of stem cell research funding, the state announced last week $9.8 million in grants for 23 researchers.

Task force to study family medical leave insurance

A new legislative task force has been approved to study the possibility of mandating paid leave for new parents, the seriously ill and those taking care of a sick family member.

‘Tough choices’ define two-year, $44 billion spending plan

With a 19-17 vote, state senators gave final approval last week to a $37.6 billion budget for Connecticut’s 2014 and 2015 fiscal years.

Businesses to start proving their social worth

Similar to an organic or fair-trade certification, Connecticut businesses can now be certified as a benefit corporation to show the company makes a positive impact on the environment and society.

End-of-session highlights: STEM, Energy, GMOs

As the legislative session comes to a close, there are a number of bills to take note of that were approved this session.

Pro-employee proposals featured prominently in 2013 session

Connecticut legislators continued to display their inclination to be at the forefront of pro-employee legislation during the 2013 legislative session.