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Security at Conn. Capitol Eases Up

Legislative leaders said Wednesday that they will reconsider their plan to loosen security at the state Capitol for the first time since it was beefed up following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and Democratic Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan questioned the decision Wednesday and urged the General Assembly to rethink the proposed layoffs of unarmed security guards who help Capitol police. “The Capitol is the pre-eminent public building in Connecticut and we welcome hundreds of visitors every day,” Rell said in a statement. “The security of this building has always been a significant concern to me. In the wake of 9/11, it is even more so.” House Speaker James Amann suggested the decision, which was made to cut costs, could be reversed. Full Story

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