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Conn. to Ban Gun Sales to People on Terrorism Watch Lists

'Simple common sense'

(Newser) - The governor of Connecticut announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to keep anyone on federal watch lists from legally purchasing guns, the Hartford Courant reports. "If you can't fly without clearing government watch lists, you shouldn't be able to buy a gun," Reuters quotes... More »

Conn., NYC Shut Down Roads Starting Tonight

De Blasio wants all non-emergency vehicles off NYC streets by 11pm

(Newser) - The roads in Connecticut and New York City will be empty tonight: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy instituted a travel ban for the entire state beginning at 9pm tonight at a morning news conference on the looming blizzard, saying, "It's imperative that you have a plan in place to... More »

First State in America Opts for $10.10 Minimum Wage

Connecticut to reach Obama's preferred rate by 2017

(Newser) - Several states, including Maryland, Massachusetts, and Hawaii, are considering raising the minimum wage to $10.10—a number President Obama has pushed for on a federal level —but Connecticut is the first to make it happen. The bill was passed with back-to-back votes yesterday, mostly along predictable partisan lines,... More »

Govs Meet in 'Harmony,' Immediately Start Squabbling

Doesn't take long for things to unravel after White House meeting

(Newser) - The chief executives of the nation's 50 great states emerged from a White House meeting with President Obama today apparently "claiming harmony," as per the AP . So that Kumbaya vibe took mere seconds to descend into a bickerfest held on-camera in front of the West Wing. Lowlights... More »

Newtown Massacre Photos Won't Be Made Public

Controversial bill passes easily in Connecticut

(Newser) - The public will not be seeing crime scene images of victims killed during the Newtown school shooting, even if a FOIA request is filed. The Connecticut Senate and House voted overwhelmingly today to block such photos and videos—not just from Newtown but from all homicide cases—from public disclosure... More »

Conn. Gov: NRA's LaPierre Is a 'Clown'

Plus: John McCain doesn't understand GOP threat to filibuster gun control

(Newser) - Dannel Malloy, Connecticut's governor and recent signer of its new round of gun control , wasted no time in firing back at the NRA and Wayne LaPierre on CNN today, saying, "Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus. They get the most attention, and that’s what... More »

Connecticut's Tough Anti-Gun Bill Is Now Law

Governor signs measure banning some assault weapons and high-capacity magazines

(Newser) - The gun-control bill that backers call the nation's toughest is now law, the Hartford Courant reports. Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the measure this afternoon, calling it a "profoundly emotional day for everyone in this room" in the wake of the Sandy Hook rampage. The law requires background checks... More »

At 9:30 This Morning, Nation to Pause

Bells will toll 26 times for Newtown Victims

(Newser) - At 9:30 this morning, exactly one week after 20 children and six teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, bells will toll 26 times in memorial for the terrible tragedy, reports the Hartford Courant . Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has called for a "Day of Mourning" today, and... More »

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