Connecticut legislature

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Several lawmakers gathered in New Haven Monday to promote new gun measures they plan to take up in the next legislative session.

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Connecticut's legislative session kicks off this week -- and one item of discussion could be changes to the state's "bottle bill." For the past several years, legislators have considered changing the law charging consumers a 5-cent deposit on containers of beer, water, or soda.

A plan to merge Connecticut’s 12 state-run community colleges into one system received mixed reviews at a legislative hearing in Hartford on Tuesday.

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This hour: a decision in the shooting death of Bridgeport teenager Jayson Negron.

We discuss the outcome of a recent State's Attorney investigation with a reporter from the Connecticut Post.

We also look at what's being done to strengthen relations between Bridgeport residents and police. 


Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the State Supreme Court decision on the state’s landmark education funding case should not stop policymakers from continuing to look for ways to close the achievement gap.

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Connecticut’s governor says his top legislative priority for 2018 will be to tighten the state’s gun laws, outlawing bump stocks and other weapons modifiers. 

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Across New England, freezing temps and blizzard conditions marked an unforgiving start to 2018.

This hour, we consider the factors underlying this extreme winter weather -- including the role of global climate change. 

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When it comes to negotiating a way to fix the projected state budget deficit of $208 million, Governor Dannel Malloy had to go first. That statutory obligation was activated because the shortfall reached more than one percent of the general fund.

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Columbia, South Carolina is one of the first cities to ban the use of gun bump stocks - an attachment that enables a semiautomatic rifle to fire faster. 


Lawmakers are trying to probe a solution to disputes between health insurers and health care providers, following the recent seven-week breakdown between Anthem and Hartford HealthCare.

Legislative leaders in Connecticut are to meet this week to discuss the state’s continued fiscal problems despite having recently passed a bipartisan budget.  

The Connecticut Television Network, CT-N, resumed live coverage on Monday. The public affairs network that has covered state legislature and government since 1999 had gone dark for a little over a week due to a dispute over funding and editorial control.

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Governor Dannel Malloy has condemned the legislature’s decision to take over control of the CT-N public affairs network as “despicable.” 

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Now that the Connecticut legislature has taken control over its own television network, some advocates of government transparency are questioning the move.

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On Friday at 5:00 pm, the Connecticut Public Affairs Network stopped its operations of CT-N, a network founded in 1999 to independently cover all three branches of state government.