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The Uber smartphone app, used to book taxis using its service, is pictured over a parking lot. (TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Drivers Descend On Capitol

More than 100 drivers for the new ride-hailing service Uber Technologies are at the state Capitol, hoping to urge Connecticut legislators to allow them to keep operating in the state.

03/02/2015

Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla "D" model after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveiled the dual engine chassis, a faster and all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric sedan, at the Hawthorne Airport October 09, 2014 in Hawthorne, California. The D will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just over 3 seconds. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Connecticut Dealers Appear At Capitol To Oppose Tesla Bill

Owners and managers of Connecticut car dealerships are urging state lawmakers to abandon legislation that would allow an electric car maker to sell vehicles directly to consumers.

02/11/2015

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Connecticut Bill Requires Insurers To Encrypt Personal Data

Insurance companies operating in Connecticut would be required to encrypt all personal information records they store under a bill that’s being offered by Senate Democrats.

02/11/2015

Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla "D" model after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveiled the dual engine chassis, a faster and all-wheel-drive version of the Model S electric sedan, at the Hawthorne Airport October 09, 2014 in Hawthorne, California. The D will be able to accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just over 3 seconds. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Seeking Compromise Fix For Tesla

Some key Connecticut lawmakers say they are willing to pursue a compromise that would allow Tesla Motors sell its electric cars directly to consumers, but with some provisions that address the concerns of the state’s independent franchise dealerships.

02/06/2015

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Lawmaker Seeks To Require State To Consult Towns On Parks

A southeastern Connecticut state lawmaker is introducing legislation to give local town officials and residents more of a say in the siting of state parks.

02/02/2015

Aundre Bumgardner (Photo from campaign web site)

Groton City State Lawmaker Youngest In Legislature

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Aundre Bumgardner is too young to legally drink or gamble, but he can help enact laws in Connecticut. The 20-year-old Bumgardner took his seat in the state House of Representatives Wednesday […]

01/08/2015

(Courtesy Office of the Governor)

Malloy Says Second Term Will Focus On Transportation

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Gov. Dannel. P. Malloy says he will dedicate much of his second term to overhauling Connecticut’s transportation system, predicting it will cost “billions and billions and billions” of dollars over the […]

01/07/2015

CCM Conn Conference of Municipalities

Municipalities Want Legislature To Maintain State Aid

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut’s largest association of cities and towns is asking the governor and state lawmakers to at least maintain current levels of state aid when they craft a new two-year state budget. […]

01/05/2015

General Assembly Senate Chamber. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Higher Minimum Wage Among New Connecticut Laws

A higher minimum wage, changes to Connecticut’s domestic violence laws and a new policy for police use of stun guns are among the new laws taking effect in the new year.

12/31/2014

Robert Braddock, Jr. outside New Haven Federal Court following his arraignment on campaign finance-related charges. The charges relate to Braddock's work for congressional candidate and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Court Upholds Conviction Of Ex-Donovan Aide

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP)€” A federal appeals court has upheld convictions against a former aide to ex-Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan in connection with illegal contributions to Donovan’s failed congressional campaign in 2012. The 2nd U.S. […]

11/25/2014

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