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Tax Deadline Looms

A Connecticut official is encouraging taxpayers scrambling to meet the income tax filing deadline to file electronically.

04/12/2014

Senator Chris Murphy (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Diverse Background For New Murphy Chief Of Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A government relations chief for the Human Rights Campaign is joining Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy’s office as his chief of staff. Allison Herwitt currently serves as vice president for government affairs […]

04/12/2014

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Right To Record Police Crux Of Bill In Assenbly

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are again considering a bill that would protect the public’s right to record police officers, but law enforcement officials aren’t backing down from their opposition. The proposal has died […]

04/12/2014

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Republican Candidate Wins Special Election In 61st

Republicans say they have picked up a seat in the Connecticut State House in today’s special election for the seat left vacant by the death of Dempcrat Elaine I’Brien of Suffield.

04/11/2014

John McKinney

McKinney Backs Gun Law In GOP Debate

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney set himself apart Friday from most of his rivals for the Republican nomination for Connecticut governor by defending the wide-ranging gun control bill that was passed last year following the Newtown school massacre, a likely hot topic in this year’s gubernatorial election.

04/11/2014

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House Rejects Ban On GMO Grass Seed

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly has rejected a proposed ban on genetically modified grass seed that was approved by the Senate.

04/11/2014

Governor John Rowland, 2004 (Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Former Gov. Rowland Indicted In Campaign Scheme

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office 10 years ago in a corruption scandal that sent him to prison, has been indicted in alleged schemes to hide his role in two congressional campaigns.

04/10/2014

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

State House Backs Campus Sex Assault Bill

Legislation overhauling how college and university officials in Connecticut respond to sexual assault and violence on campus has unanimously passed the House of Representatives.

04/10/2014

Farmers Fear Ruin Following EHEC Outbreak

Agreement Aims To Preserve Connecticut Farms

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ An agreement with federal agriculture officials will allow Connecticut to use more than $8 million from Washington to keep farmland in production. Officials said Wednesday that the agreement will extend federal […]

04/09/2014