Latest Connecticut State General Assembly News

Brother of slain Sandy Hook student plans to run for office

Jul. 15, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The 19-year-old brother of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim and outspoken advocate for greater school safety measures says he's running for the Connecticut Senate. Republican JT Lewis of Newtown posted a video on Twitter Monday, announcing plans to challenge Republican Sen. Tony...

The Latest: Lawmaker urges appeal of airport runway ruling

Jul. 9, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a federal appeals court overturning a Connecticut law that limits the length of Tweed-New Haven Airport's main runway (all times local): 4 p.m. A top Connecticut lawmaker is urging the state attorney general to appeal a new court ruling that overturns a law limiting the...

Connecticut man charged with assisting wife's suicide

Jun. 20, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

WESTBROOK, Conn. (AP) — A Westbrook man helped his cancer-stricken wife to die by suicide and now faces manslaughter charges, state police said. Kevin Conners, 65, told investigators that he held a revolver to the head of his wife, Lori, 62, who pulled the trigger on Sept. 6, according to the arrest...

State further restricts police cooperation on immigration

Jun. 6, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is further limiting local law enforcement's latitude to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, giving the state what one of the sponsors of the legislation says is one of the nation's toughest such policies. The new measures, passed by the state legislature, will...

Connecticut lawmakers move to ban 'gay panic defense'

Jun. 4, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Criminal defendants in Connecticut would be barred from claiming as their sole legal defense that they panicked after learning about their victim's sexual orientation under a bill heading to the governor's desk. The state House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday...