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New state law expands employee religious expression protections

Whlle the existing law already included worker protections against discrimination based on religion, the new law was designed to specify that those protections include religious attire.

Senators Blumenthal and Murphy offer new bill to increase gun dealer...

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said the bill would enable the ATF to "take aggressive action against the small number of bad-apple gun dealers."

Sen. Murphy introduces ‘Medicare for everyone’ bill

Sen. Chris Murphy is offering the Choose Medicare Act, which allows anyone who is not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid the ability to enroll in Medicare as an individual or through an employer’s health care coverage.

U.S. Sen. Murphy offers tax incentive bill for brownfield redevelopment

Sen. Chris Murphy has introduced legislation that would revive two expired tax incentives designed to spur the clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites.

U.S. Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy offer bill redefining short-duration health insurance...

U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy have introduced legislation designed to ensure that short-term limited duration health care coverage does not exclude people with pre-existing conditions.

Bill targets puppy mills

Effort to crack down on ill-bred animals is now in committee.

Himes, No Labels to unveil legislation package

A coalition of about 80 members of Congress will unveil a package of nine bills aimed at making government more efficient and bringing together Democrats and Republicans.

Assemblywoman seeks a state bank

Assembly bill would look into making a state-owned bank.

Details, details, details

It’s a large initiative, physically speaking, some 542 pages in size.

Forget calories, where’s the meat?

Gov. Jodi Rell got it right when she vetoed legislation that would have forced chain restaurants to disclose on their menus the total calorie counts for standard food items.

County executives seek common ground

County execs weigh in on state of nation, state and county.

Albany considers greater farm worker rights

Proposed farm workers bill of rights alarms Farm Bureau.

Businesses await Connecticut’s action on health reform

Connecticut employers awaited action on whether the state would enact its far-reaching health legislation.

Hedge funds in the spotlight

Connecticut Senate votes to force hedge funds to reveal conflicts of interest.

More time to tackle identity theft

Regulators have allowed businesses more time to prepare for stopping identity theft.