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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

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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

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Stamford Officials Consider Medical Marijuana Sites

Stamford zoning officials are considering whether to establish medical marijuana factories and dispensaries in some neighborhoods.

04/13/2015

UNCASVILLE, CT - JUNE 28: The Casino of the Sky at the Mohegan Sun. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Financial Pressures Weigh On Tribes Casino Expansion Plans

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Tough financial questions confront Connecticut’s two beleaguered tribal casinos proposing a major investment to fend off new competitive threats looming in Massachusetts. Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino are looking to […]

04/11/2015

President Obama at Coast Guard Academy commencement, 2011 (Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

President To Speak At Coast Guard Commencement

President Obama will deliver the commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy’s commencement next month.

04/10/2015

Assisted Suicide Bill Appears Doubtful

Advocates for legislation allowing Connecticut physicians to provide life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients say it’s unlikely the bill will progress further this session.

04/09/2015

Korean War veteran Roy Aldridge salutes at a ceremony honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut VA Wait Times Better Than National Average

Government data show that more than 3,000 medical appointments at Connecticut’s Veterans Affairs facilities were delayed at least a month during a recent period.
But that’s only 1.2 percent of appointments completed in the state between September and February that failed to meet the VA’s goal of providing care within 30 days.

04/09/2015

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Whitnum Sues Greenwich Over Israeli Event

Greenwich officials have rejected an $11,000 proposed settlement of a lawsuit with a former U.S. Senate candidate who claims photos and videos at Town Hall of a bar mitzvah and pro-Israel event violated the Constitution by promoting a religion.

04/09/2015