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Governor Dannel Malloy, House Republican Leader Themis Klarides and their aides hold an awkward lunch meeting on the state budget, after a series of messages printed on the outside of envelopes and shared via social media. They were surrounded by reporters and members of their staffs. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Governor’s Second Chance Comments Enrage Republicans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican legislative leaders said they’re outraged by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s suggestion on Wednesday that GOP opposition to part of his Second Chance Society legislation could be considered racially motivated. […]

05/13/2015

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Educators, Students Seek Reduced Standardized Testing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Unionized Connecticut teachers are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that reduce the amount of standardized student testing in schools. Hundreds of members of the Connecticut Education Association and the American […]

05/12/2015

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Malloy Talks Up State Tourism

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state’s marketing efforts have boosted tourism, but he’s avoided discussing details on how budget talks may ultimately affect state spending on tourism. Malloy spoke […]

05/12/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy speaks after being sworn in for his second term, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, inside the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, Pool)

Nearly Half Of States Expect To Confront Big Budget Gaps

The nation’s economy is at its healthiest since the Great Recession, but a surprising trend is emerging among the states _ large budget gaps, including in Connecticut.

05/10/2015

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New Culture Director For State

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut is getting a director of culture. The new position within the state Department of Economic and Community Development is designed to give the arts community a high-level voice in state […]

05/09/2015

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Hundreds Rally For Charter School Funding

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Hundreds of charter school advocates are rallying outside the Connecticut state Capitol, urging lawmakers to approve funding to expand charter school seats. A coalition of pro-charter school organizations sponsored the event […]

05/07/2015

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Wallingford Faces Lawsuit Over Tree Removal

A group of Wallingford residents is suing the town and its Public Works Director over his decision to remove 29 pear trees along North Main Street.

05/07/2015

Bridgeport City Hall. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former Mayor Ganim Announces He’ll Run Again

(Bridgeport, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Bridgeport’s former mayor wants to be the city’s future mayor. Joe Ganim, one of the most popular politican’s in the city’s history, has announced he has filed papers to seek the […]

05/06/2015

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Plan To Raise Taxes Approved By Finance Committee

By SUSAN HAIGH  Associated Press    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The General Assembly’s tax committee approved a Democratic plan on Wednesday that would increase personal income tax rates for high-earners, extend Connecticut’s sales tax to […]

04/29/2015