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State Budget Director Ben Barnes (Courtesy CT-N)

Slight Improvement In Deficit Projection

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office is predicting the state will end the current year with a $121.2 million deficit in Connecticut’s main spending account. Ben Barnes, secretary of the Office […]

04/20/2015

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

New England Governors To Meet In Hartford This Week

Five of New England’s governors are scheduled to meet in Hartford to advance their efforts looking for regional solutions to costly energy and natural gas pipeline bottlenecks.

04/20/2015

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Legislators Want Local Voters To Have Say On Any New Casino

Some Connecticut lawmakers say local voters should have the chance to decide whether a proposed satellite tribal casino can be located in their community.

04/20/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Bill Would Allow Use Of Experimental Drugs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access drugs not approved for general use is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly. The Judiciary Committee on Monday will be the […]

04/18/2015

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Fire Danger “Very High” Today In Connecticut

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – There’s a red flag warning up for Connecticut today. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection puts the forest fire danger around the state at “Very High”. The warning is in […]

04/18/2015

Dr. Dianna Wentzell (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

Governor Names New Education Commissioner

Governor Dannel Malloy has tapped Dr. Dianna Wentzell to be the state’s new education comissioner.

04/17/2015

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Anthem Customers Increasingly Reporting ID Thefts

The state attorney general’s office says Anthem Inc. customers are increasingly reporting fraudulent tax returns being filed using their names and other personal information.

04/17/2015

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Problems Seen For Casino Industry

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A casino industry analyst is offering a bleak outlook, seeing demographic and industry problems weighing on casinos struggling to draw visitors and increase revenue. Keith Foley, an analyst at Moody’s Investors […]

04/16/2015

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (Courtesy CT-N)

Merrill Reacts To Judge’s Decision On Hartford Registrars

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – The state’s chief elections official is weighing in on a ruling by a judge on Tuesday that bars Hartford’s City Council from continuing removal proceedings against the city’s three registrars of […]

04/15/2015