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Bill Would “Pit” Dog Owners Against Insurers

A state lawmaker is introducing legislation that would bar insurance companies from inquiring about or discriminating against a “bully breed” dog when issuing a homeowners’ insurance policy in Connecticut.

01/23/2015

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Envelope “Flap” At The Capitol

(CBS Connecticut) — A comment by Governor Malloy Wednesday suggesting that legislative Republicans jot down their ideas on the back of an envelope prompted the Republicans Thursday to send an invitation to the governor —  […]

01/22/2015

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Malloy Backs Proposal To Widen I-84

(Danbury, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Governor Dannel Malloy continued to talk up his vision today for the state’s future in the area of transportation. The governor was in Danbury, pitching a proposal to widen Interstate 84 […]

01/22/2015

Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by WTIC's Nicole Jacques.)

Newtown Gunman’s House To be Demolished

By: Ike Ejiochi and Pat Eaton-Robb Associated Press NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP)  Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy […]

01/21/2015

Adam Lanza's house in Newtown. Photo from Photo from States Attorney's Report)

Newtown To Vote On Razing Lanza Home

Newtown officials are considering a plan to tear down the home of the man responsible for the massacre of 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

01/21/2015

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Governor Selects Correction Commissioner

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Governor Dannel Malloy has tapped a permanent correction commissioner. Scott Semple has been the acting commissioner for the Department of Correction since the retirement last year of James Dzurenda. Semple has […]

01/21/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

State Deficit On The Rise

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office predicts Connecticut’s main spending account will end this fiscal year $120.9 million in deficit. In a letter sent Tuesday to Comptroller Kevin Lembo, the Office […]

01/20/2015

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Call To Regulate Outside Money In Connecticut Elections

State election officials want to better regulate the millions of dollars in outside money that have been pouring into Connecticut’s elections despite a voluntary, public campaign financing system that has been in place for nearly a decade.

01/20/2015

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More Offenders Paying Fines Electronically

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – State revenue from fines paid electronically are up as offenders go online rather than challenge infractions in person. The Republican-American reports (http://bit.ly/1CeosRB ) that for the first six months of the […]

01/20/2015

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