Government & Politics

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State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced plans for an open interview process for the legislature to appoint a new state attorney general, now that Eric Schneiderman has resigned over domestic violence allegations.  

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Solicitor General Barbara Underwood became acting attorney general on Tuesday, taking over for the disgraced Eric Schneiderman, who resigned after a New Yorker article detailed four women who accused him of numerous instances of physical violence. At the State Capitol today, many were stunned at the rapid demise of the once popular Democratic Attorney General, and began maneuvering to name a successor.

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A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is pushing for an anti-bullying measure that would require schools to tell parents when their child is being bullied, or if their son or daughter is behaving like a bully towards others.

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Democratic and Republican legislative leaders in Connecticut have finally begun meeting to negotiate second-year adjustments to the $41 billion bipartisan budget they passed last year. The negotiations are starting with only a day left in the state’s legislative session, which ends at midnight on Wednesday.

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A bill before the Connecticut House of Representatives would allow school districts to share resources to help students who’ve fled Puerto Rico because of hurricane damage. The bill passed the Senate on Friday.