The 2015
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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 05/22/2015
    OUR VIEW: Protecting consumers
    Bristol Press: Thus, the state Senate was doing its job Wednesday when members agreed to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers.
  • 05/22/2015
    Senate Passes Regulatory Bill For Health Care Industry
    CTNow: The Senate late Thursday approved a bill that seeks to overhaul the labyrinthine and swiftly changing health care landscape.
  • 05/21/2015
    Dangerous Stamford railroad crossing gets gates
    Connecticut Post: City and state officials prayed for an end to train versus car accidents Thursday as they unveiled a new safety gate at one of the most dangerous rail crossings on Metro-North's New Haven Line.
  • 05/21/2015
    Senate expected to expand workers’ comp for cops, firefighters
    CTMirror: Senate leaders say they have the votes to pass legislation expanding workers’ compensation for police and firefighters, overcoming complaints that the new unfunded mandates would be financially ruinous to cities and towns in Connecticut.
  • 05/21/2015
    Excessive Force Bill Top Priority for Black and Puerto Rican Caucus
    CTNewsJunkie: The Black and Puerto Rican caucus was determined not to let a national conversation about policing and race escape them as Connecticut’s legislative session speeds to a close.

  • 05/20/2015
    A symbolic victory for casino expansion
    CTMirror: The state Senate approved a consolation prize late Wednesday for those hoping to see a new casino authorized to combat growing competition from gambling facilities in neighboring states — particularly one to open in Springfield in 2017.

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Banning Variable-Rate Electricity Contracts

May 20, 2015 — A bipartisan group of legislative leaders announce that Connecticut will move one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation to ban potentially deceptive and unpredictable variable-rate electricity contracts.

Launching the Emotion Revolution in Connecticut

May 11, 2015 — Senator Slossberg joins a group of East Hartford High School students for the Connecticut launch of a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the role emotions play in young people’s learning and overall wellness.

Voting on the CARE Act in the Senate

May 7, 2015 —Senate President Martin M. Looney and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff announce that today the Senate will bring a to the floor a bill that will ensure caregivers receive the information and training they need to care for their loved ones at home.

Senate Vote on Safe Sleep Bill

May 6, 2015 —Senate Democratic Leaders discuss legislation that will require hospitals to provide information about safe sleep practices to parents of newborns.