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Uber Users, Drivers Lobby Connecticut Senate To Pass Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The ride-sharing company Uber is reaching out to thousands of users and drivers, asking them to contact Connecticut senators and urge them to pass legislation in the waning hours of the […]


Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

State Senate Votes To Ban Variable-Rate Electric Contracts

The Connecticut Senate has voted to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers after some complained rates skyrocketed after low introductory costs.


Andrew Maynard (Courtesy Connecticut Democrats)

Campaigning Non-Existent For SE Conn. Senate Seat

With the incumbent state Senator recuperating from a serious fall and the challenger raising little money and barely campaigning, politics is largely silent in the 18th senate district in southeastern Connecticut.


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

Ted Kennedy Jr. Receives Party Endorsement

Ted Kennedy Jr. has received the official endorsement of Democratic Party in his run for a state Senate seat in Connecticut.


Governor Malloy, Louis Chenevert (Michael Guerrera/WTIC Photo)

Malloy to Sign UTC Deal After Senate Passage

The Connecticut Senate has given final legislative approval to a deal allowing United Technologies Corp. to use up to $400 million in unused tax credits, so long as UTC makes up to $500 million in upgrades and expansions and hires more workers.


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.


Gary Holder-Winfield

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, […]


File photo of girls and boys in a classroom. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/GettyImages)

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.