connecticut politics

Lt. Gov. Wyman, Gov.Malloy at Access Health CT event, 3-25-14 (John Silva/WTIC Photo)

Malloy Touts Legislative Wins in Re-Election Bid

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is trumpeting his legislative victories as he now focuses on winning re-election, saying “real progress” has been made to improve Connecticut’s financial footing.


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Hearing Set On Proposed Conn. Drone Law

Connecticut lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a bill that would impose lengthy prison sentences on people who commit crimes with drones.


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Malloy To Discuss Funding Plan For Conn. Colleges

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is discussing his proposal to spend more than $134 million on the newly consolidated Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system.


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Election Night Surprises

Some new faces will be taking over the top local spots statewide.


Ex-Con Candidate Bill Through Committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill attempting to prevent political candidates from receiving public campaign financing if they’ve been criminally convicted of election law violations is progressing through the Connecticut General Assembly. The Government Administration […]


Fracking Bill Clears Committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill attempting to address concerns about waste from hydraulic fracturing from being stored or disposed of in Connecticut is moving its way through the General Assembly. The legislature’s Environment Committee […]


Voters at Irving Robbins Middle School in Farmington. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Ballot Position Battle Back — This Time In Legislature

House Republican leader Lawrence Cafero is angry Democrats want to change the order of candidates on the Election Day ballot.



Hispanic Leaders, Blumenthal Call For Immigration Reform

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission is calling on Congress and the Connecticut legislature to pass immigration-related bills. The commission has scheduled a news conference with U.S. Sen. Richard […]


As the nation continues to mourn the losses in Newtown, Conn., more information about the gunman is becoming clear. (credit: Getty Images)

Mental Health Worker’s Comp Bill Marches On

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Lawmakers pressed ahead Thursday with legislation requiring Connecticut’s worker’s compensation system to cover treatment costs for mental illnesses stemming from future workplace trauma, and planned to […]


Police officers stand at the entrance to the street leading to the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bill To Apply Worker’s Comp To Mental Trauma

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A legislative committee is considering a bill that would require Connecticut’s worker’s compensation system to cover the treatment costs for mental illnesses stemming from certain workplace traumas. Sen. Cathy Osten, the […]