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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.

Malloy applauds passage of comprehensive energy bill

On the final day of the legislative session, the General Assembly approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's comprehensive energy bill, which sets the state up for a major increase in natural gas usage.

$1.5B UConn expansion approved

Legislators gave final approval to the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, which calls on the state to invest $1.5 billion in the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years through the issuance of bonds.

Legislators consider digital products tax

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill to increase taxes on digital products such as e-books, mobile apps and MP3 files.

Legislators agree on package of gun reforms

Connecticut lawmakers will vote April 3 on new gun legislation that calls for new restrictions on guns and ammunition magazines, new school security measures and additional mental health provisions.

NRA lobbies in Hartford

Gun-control opponents lobbied in Hartford March 11 at an event arranged by the National Rifle Association (NRA), Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen and Connecticut Citizens Defense League.