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Geno Auriemma (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Auriemma Pitches Lawmakers For Uconn Spending

A heavy hitter appeared at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers to spare the flagship state university from significant spending cuts.

04/15/2015

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Flags To Fly At Half Staff For Lincoln Remembrance

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Governor Malloy has ordered U.S and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, April 15.

04/15/2015

Skyline of Hartford, CT.  (Photo by Porter Gifford/Liaison)

State Judge Bars Hartford From Removing Voter Registrars

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)  A Hartford Superior Court judge has ruled that Hartford may not remove three registrars of voters at the center of Election Day polling place delays last November. Judge Constance Epstein said Tuesday […]

04/15/2015

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House Joins Senate In Opposing Campus Closure

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House of Representatives is siding with the Senate in blocking efforts to close a community college branch in Meriden without notice. But unlike last week’s vote in the Senate, […]

04/14/2015

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Judge Blocks Hartford City Council From Removing Registrars Of Voters

A judge has halted the Hartford City Council’s efforts to remove the city’s registrars of voters after polling place problems during November’s election.

04/14/2015

On July 3, union members went on strike at five Connecticut nursing homes, including the Newington Health Care Center. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Nursing Home Workers Postpone Strike

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – A planned strike by unionized healthcare workers at 27 facilities in greater hartford has been postponed, per request of Governor Dannel Malloy. Some 3,500 employees of Genesis, iCare, and Paradigm Healthcare […]

04/14/2015

Connecticut's Capitol (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

City, Town Leaders Seek To Protect Current Funding

Leaders of Connecticut cities and towns are urging lawmakers to protect current levels of state aid.

04/14/2015

Keno (Jean-Loup Gautreau/AFP/Getty Images)

Tribal Chairs Voice Support For Keno Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The chairmen of the state’s two federally recognized Indian tribes say they still support a deal that would allow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer keno. Under that agreement, reached about […]

04/13/2015

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Blumenthal To Offer Amendment In Honor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is seeking to amend a federal education bill and set aside funding to train teachers in social and emotional learning. The Democrat planned to introduce the amendment […]

04/13/2015