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State Unemployment Rate At 5.4%

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The jobless rate in Connecticut is at its lowest level in seven years. Numbers today from the state Department of Labor show a gain of 4,100 for the month of July. […]

08/20/2015

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DEEP Commissioner Backs Sound Dredging Plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s environmental commissioner has endorsed a U.S. Army Corps of Engineering plan to dump dredged materials from waterways and harbors into areas of Long Island Sound. Rob Klee, commissioner of the […]

08/19/2015

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State Fire Crews Due To Return From California

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A contingent of firefighters from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and local departments is due to arrive home later this week after a two week deployment. They’ve joined […]

08/18/2015

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Nail Salons Cited

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut labor officials have shut nearly two dozen nail salons, recovered more than $47,000 in wages allegedly owed to employees and penalized businesses $100,000 for alleged pay and records violations. The […]

08/17/2015

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Sales Tax Holiday Week Is Here

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s annual sales tax holiday week is under way. Beginning Sunday and continuing through Saturday, Aug. 22, most items of clothing and footwear priced under $100 are exempt from the state’s […]

08/16/2015

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DMV Computer Upgrade Completed

 WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Motor Vehicles has completed a major computer upgrade a few days early and says online services are available again. Branch offices have been closed for a week for […]

08/16/2015

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Regents President Resigning

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The president of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education announced Friday that he will resign effective Dec. 31, ending a rocky two-year tenure overseeing the state college and university […]

08/14/2015

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State Supreme Court Overturns Death Penalty

Connecticut’s highest court on Thursday ordered the state’s death row emptied out, ruling that the 2012 law abolishing capital punishment for any future crimes must be applied to the 11 men facing execution for offenses they committed before the measure took effect.

08/13/2015

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State High Court To Rule On Death Penalty

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s Supreme Court has told lawyers it will release a decision Thursday that could decide the fate of the inmates currently facing the possibility of execution in the state. It comes […]

08/13/2015