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House Passes Budget

Connecticut’s House of Representatives passed a $40 billion, two-year state budget Wednesday morning after Democratic leaders worked through the night to secure enough votes.

06/03/2015

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Meriden Nixes Midterms

Students at two public high schools in central Connecticut are no longer taking midterm exams.

06/03/2015

The Connecticut House of Representatives.  (Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Final Legislative Approval For Test Bill

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that could relieve thousands of high school juniors in Connecticut from having to take an unpopular standardized test is moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk. The House of […]

06/02/2015

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House Expected To Hold Budget Vote Today

Connecticut lawmakers are expected to vote on the latest version of a two-year Democratic budget proposal that received some last-minute changes after several major employers publicly balked at the tax increases.

06/02/2015

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House Sends Elections Bill To Governor

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Local Connecticut voting officials will be required to undergo new training and certification under a bill moving to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The House of Representatives on Monday voted 126-50 in […]

06/01/2015

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Preston Seeks Help For Geese Menace

An eastern Connecticut town is exploring options to get rid of a gaggle of Canada geese who call a local park their summer home.

06/01/2015

Governor Dannel Malloy at a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new campus in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Lawmakers Plan to Vote on $40B Budget

Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative deal on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday.

05/31/2015

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Lawmakers & Governor Reach Tentative Budget Agreement

Major issues, including a new two-year state budget, election reforms and an anti-domestic violence measure remained on the to-do list for Connecticut legislators on Saturday.

05/30/2015

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Casino Bill Passes State House

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A bill that creates a multi-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut is heading to the governor. The House of Representatives voted 88-55 in favor of the […]

05/29/2015