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Lisa Wilson-Foley and former governor John Rowland share a laugh at a fundraiser for her 2012 congressional campaign. Photo from government evidence in the Rowland trial.

Wilson-Foley To Be Sentenced For Scandal Involving Rowland

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)  Former Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, who was convicted in a scheme to hide the role former Gov. John Rowland played in her campaign, faces sentencing at a hearing where prosecutors […]

03/24/2015

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Co-Chairs Split On Banning Felons From Public Office

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) The two chairmen of a key committee of the legislature differ over a proposal that would ban politicians convicted of felonies from the ballot.

03/23/2015

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DRS Commissioner Sullivan Reminds Taxpayers Deadline Approaching

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The clock is ticking for taxpayers to file their 2014 state and federal income tax returns. The April 15 filing deadline is just over three weeks away. State revenue services Commissioner […]

03/23/2015

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Lawmakers to Revise Malloy Proposal on Local Development

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)  Complaints by municipal officials have prompted lawmakers to promise changes to a proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy steering economic development around transportation hubs through a transit authority. Sen. Cathy Osten, co-chairwoman […]

03/23/2015

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State May Classify Five Bat Species As Endangered

A deadly fungal disease is prompting the state to recommend classifying five of Connecticut’s eight native bat species as endangered, including three that weren’t even at risk just five years ago.

03/22/2015

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Lawmakers Consider Commission To Combat Childhood Obesity

Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether to create a new commission that would devise ways to increase physical activity among students.

03/21/2015

Senator Richard Blumenthal (Courtesy Office Of Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty)

Blumenthal Gearing Up For Another Senate Run

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is not wasting any time preparing for his re-election campaign in 2016. The Democrat recently sent emails to supporters, warning them how the party learned “there’s no […]

03/21/2015

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Denial Of $63 Million Medicaid Claim Blamed For Increase In Deficit

A recent federal decision denying Connecticut’s claim for $63 million in Medicaid reimbursements is being blamed for the state’s growing budget deficit.

03/20/2015

Insurance Commissioner Katherine Wade (Courtesy Office of The Governor)

Governor Names New Insurance Commissioner

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is nominating a former Cigna Corp. executive as Connecticut’s newest insurance commissioner.

03/20/2015