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Scott Jackson (Courtesy CT-N)

Hamden Mayor Takes Post In Malloy Administration

The Hamden mayor who led Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is leaving public office to take a job in the governor’s administration.

03/17/2015

File photo of gambling at a casino. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Supporters Say Expanded Gaming Would Add Jobs

he leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes made a united pitch Tuesday to open at least one, jointly-owned casino, warning lawmakers the state could lose 18,000 jobs once a casino in neighboring Springfield, Massachusetts opens in 21/2 years.

03/17/2015

Gustave Whitehead (Courtesy Discovery Museum, Bridgeport)

‘First In Flight’ Disagreement Continues At Ohio Statehouse

A resolution moving through the Ohio Statehouse challenges Connecticut’s insistence that one of its aviators beat the Wright brothers to the first successful airplane flight by two years.

03/17/2015

Millstone (Courtesy Dominion Resources)

Review To Evaluate Cooling Towers For Millstone

_ State energy officials have begun a review of Connecticut’s nuclear plant to decide if it will be required to build cooling towers.

03/17/2015

Former governor John Rowland leaves New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Judge Denies Latest Rowland Bid For New Trial

A federal judge has denied a bid from former Gov. John Rowland for a new trial in the criminal case that could send him to prison for up to three years.

03/16/2015

Foxwoods Resort Casino. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bad Winter Weather Equals Drop In Casino Revenue

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Snowstorms are being blamed for a drop in revenue and slot machine bets at Connecticut’s two casinos last month. Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned by the Mashantucket Pequots, on Monday reported $31.6 […]

03/16/2015

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State’s January Unemployment Unchanged

Connecticut added new jobs again in January, but the unemployment rate remained unchanged.

03/16/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Hearing Planned For Assisted Suicide Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting legislation that would allow physicians to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients to end their lives. The General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee was scheduled to hold a […]

03/14/2015

Gordon W. Tasker Admissions Building. Photo from UConn web site.

UConn Foundation To Take Over Alumni Association Functions

The UConn Foundation Board of Directors has voted to take over the UConn Alumni Association.

03/13/2015