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A bill requiring foods produced with genetic engineering be labeled in Vermont has passed by 28 votes to two in the State Senate.
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In an almost unprecedented move, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families is attempting to transfer a 16-year-old transgender girl , to Manson Correctional Center, a high-security, 21-and-under male-only prison.
Joining a growing trend nationally, New Mexico Department of Corrections announced Wednesday it is ending its 30-year-old policy of allowing inmates overnight visits with lovers and family.
Advocates of prohibiting storage of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing delivered petitions with thousands of signatures to policymakers Wednesday as the legislature considers two bills on the subject.
Sen. John McKinney, who is running for governor, was recently forced to refund $400 in donations from four state contractors or prospective contractors who are banned from giving donations.
Connecticut commuters expect to hear from Metro-North officials about the commuter railroad's 100-day improvement plan.
As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, the state chairman leading the effort comes with a solid intelligence background.
Under a settlement agreement reached last week in a federal lawsuit, the Connecticut General Assembly will be asked to add 35 positions to the Department of Social Services budget to help process Medicaid applications.
It wasn't collective bargaining policy that provoked a dispute between legislative Republicans and a union official during a Tuesday hearing - it was a roll of the eyes.
The State Senate gave preliminary approval to H.112 Tuesday, a bill that would require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy greets President Obama March 5 upon his arrival at Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Conn., before the president traveled to the Hartford area to highlight the importance of raising the minimum wage.
A two-car crash on the southbound Merritt Parkway was slowing traffic in both directions on Monday evening in Stamford, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
A half-billion-dollar bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already trying to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.
To help Connecticut high school students pursue careers in construction and related fields, KBE Building Corporation will award $17,000 in scholarships to 34 students at 17 diploma-granting technical high schools in the state.
Legislation aimed at discouraging the "knockout game" cleared the Judiciary Committee Monday over opposition from lawmakers who say the unprovoked attacks addressed in the bill are not a problem in Connecticut.
Editor's note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund.