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Ken Dixon


Bridgeport, CT, United States

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Past articles by Ken:

Fairfield man on track to become next commissioner of CT Department of Consumer Protection

Bryan Cafferelli of Fairfield, a former state prosecutor who also worked in the Department of Consumer Protection, is on track to head the agency. → Read More

CT energy prices, industry could see dramatic changes under proposal

At a time of soaring CT consumer costs for utilities, a key legislative committee on Tuesday approved a wide-ranging bill to save them money. → Read More

Here's why the CT blood alcohol limit could soon be lowered to .05.

Although not enough to stop the momentum to lower the current .08-percent blood alcohol level to .05, a diverse group of lawmakers oppose the bill. → Read More

How CT could increase birthing centers and lower maternity costs

Citing a successful birth center near Danbury Hospital, Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday proposed expanding them around the state, especially in CT's birth "deserts." → Read More

Bill would prohibit CT police intimidation of young criminal suspects: 'We want to get this passed'

Legislation would prohibit CT police coercion and intimidation of young criminal suspects; require juveniles to appear in court where they were arrested. → Read More

CT police staffing levels down 25-to-30 percent, union leaders warn

Union officials warn that police staffing levels are down 25 percent due to low morale... → Read More

CT pharmacies could provide emergency contraceptives under proposal

Connecticut pharmacists would be allowed to sell emergency contraceptives in a bill that... → Read More

CT truckers criticize 'expensive' highway truck tax: 'Why do I want to stay here?'

State truckers joined Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to criticize the highway use tax that took effect in January, predicting higher consumer prices. → Read More

Bill allowing CT hemp growers into cannabis industry approved by key panel

The legislative General Law Committee on Tuesday approved legislation to give current... → Read More

CT construction fraud concerns lead to calls for more oversight

Although Attorney General William Tong is allowed to follow whistle blower complaints into health and human-services contracts, he cannot probe others. → Read More

This CT woman lost her parents to gun violence. Now she wants the law changed.

Tara Donnelly, the daughter of Fairfield couple Tim and Kim Donnelly who were killed in a robbery, is asking Connecticut lawmakers for tighter gun safety laws. → Read More

Millions have been stolen in CT cryptocurrency scams. Police have struggled to get the money back.

One CT consumer of cryptocurrency had $6 million in the virtually currency stolen, State Police tell lawmakers. → Read More

With limited success in stopping theft of catalytic converters, CT lawmakers want to go regional

With only limited success in stopping the theft of catalytic converters, Connecticut... → Read More

Housing advocates target high interest rate on municipal tax liens and sewage fees

Interests rates on municipal tax liens are an exorbitant, "predatory" 18-percent rate that threatens private homeowners, advocate charge in legislature. → Read More

Republicans want tougher penalties for domestic abusers, including life in prison without release

Republicans propose public safety legislation, including mandatory life-in-prison sentences for domestic abusers found guilty of murder. → Read More

Connecticut considers exonerating people convicted of witchcraft in 1600s

Although they were murdered by superstitious European settlers hundreds of years ago, a resolution to "exonerate" them was supported on Wednesday. → Read More

CT DOT faces criticism following overnight tree-cutting: 'Who'd you notify before you went and cut it?'

Five years into a program aimed at improving highway safety, the state DOT is under fire from Sen. Tony Hwang for failing to notify neighbors. → Read More

Proposal would prohibit marriage in Connecticut for those under age 18

State lawmakers in Connecticut grapple over prohibiting marriage for those under age 18 and protecting the rights of teens and their parents. → Read More

CT legislative employee salaries 2023

How much money Connecticut's state Capitol employees will make in 2023. → Read More

CT legislative employee salaries 2023

How much money Connecticut's state Capitol employees will make in 2023. → Read More