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Ted Kennedy, Jr. (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Malloy Encourages Kennedy To Run For Conn. Senate

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he recently encouraged Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for an open seat in the Connecticut state Senate.


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Newest State Senator Sworn In

The newest member of the Connecticut Senate has been sworn into office.


Governor Dannel Malloy(Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Legislators Close Out Another Session

By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers closed out a legislative session Wednesday dominated by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that put the state in the middle of a heated, […]


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Bill to Give Regents Board Hiring Power Passes Legislature

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A bill that would allow Connecticut’s new Board of Regents for Higher Education, not the governor, to ultimately choose the board’s new president has passed through the General Assembly. The Senate […]


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Senate OKs Budget Bill, On To Governor

The Connecticut Senate has granted final passage to a $20.5 billion budget deal that would increase spending by $143 million in the next fiscal year.



Bill For Care Workers To Unionize Passes Senate

A bill that would allow low-paid daycare and home health care workers to join labor unions is heading to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk after receiving final legislative approval from the state Senate.



State Senate Passes Jobs Bill On To House

The Senate has passed the latest effort by the General Assembly to boost job growth in Connecticut.


Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, right, speaks with business owner Kelly Smith in Middletown, Conn., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.   McMahon on Tuesday began a statewide tour of businesses run by women - a sign that Connecticut's 2012 contest is gearing up.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

McMahon Starts Jobs Tour as Senate Race Gears Up

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon on Tuesday began a statewide tour of businesses run by women _ a sign that Connecticut’s 2012 contest is gearing up.



Vote in Favor of New Authority at Bradley

The state Senate has voted to create a new quasi-public Connecticut Airport Authority to run Bradley International Airport and the state’s general aviation airports.


Senate Votes 20-16 in Favor of Gender Bill

The Connecticut Senate has passed legislation that would provide protections from gender identity discrimination under the state’s anti-discrimination laws.