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Connecticut Eases Penalties For Most Drug Possession Crimes

Connecticut’s drug laws will go from some of the most draconian in the country to some of the most lenient this fall when most drug possession crimes are reduced from felonies to misdemeanors, a change that’s increasingly finding common ground between Democrats and Republicans.

06/30/2015

Governor Malloy (Courtesy CT-N)

Malloy: It’s “Too Early To Tell” If Pay Raises Will Be Nixed

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says it’s “a little early to tell” whether a reduction in a state salary account will lead to state employees foregoing future pay raises.

06/30/2015

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Regulator Rejects Iberdrola Plan To Buy Connecticut Utility

Connecticut regulators have taken a step toward rejecting a plan by Iberdrola, Spain’s leading electricity and natural gas utility, from buying UIL Holdings Corp. in a $3 billion deal.

06/30/2015

State budget

Agreement Reached On Budget Changes

By SUSAN HAIGH  Associated Press  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they’ve reached an agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism […]

06/26/2015

Economy

State Economic Growth Disappears

A report by University of Connecticut economists says the state’s economic growth has evaporated.

06/25/2015

Victor Diaz (Courtesy Waterbury Police)

Ex-DMV Official Pleads Guilty To Child Endangerment

A former state deputy motor vehicles commissioner has pleaded guilty to child endangerment in exchange for an eight-year prison term.

06/25/2015

State Capitol  Courtesy state of CT

House Dems Hire Outside Media Consultant

The majority Democrats in the Connecticut House of Representatives are hiring an outside media consultant to review the caucus’ communications operations.

06/20/2015

Fishermen Expect Bumper Year On The River Dee Despite Credit Crunch

State Offers Free Fishing On Father’s Day

The state of Connecticut is offering a free day of fishing on Father’s Day.
The first of two “Free Fishing License” days is planned for Sunday. A second is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12.

06/20/2015

State budget

More Budget Talks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday discussed possible 11th-hour changes to the state budget, including “alternative revenues.” The private meeting came a week after the Democratic governor […]

06/19/2015