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Lawmakers To Hold Juvenile Detention Hearings

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut legislative leaders say they want the General Assembly to hold hearings about the conditions and practices at the state’s juvenile detention facilities. Senate President Martin Looney and House Speaker Brendan […]

07/28/2015

State budget

Agreement Reached On Budget Changes

By SUSAN HAIGH  Associated Press  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they’ve reached an agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism […]

06/26/2015

Governor Dannel Malloy at a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's new campus in Hartford. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Connecticut Lawmakers Plan to Vote on $40B Budget

Connecticut legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reached a tentative deal on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday.

05/31/2015

The Connecticut House of Representatives.  (Bob Falcetti/Getty Images)

Lawmakers & Governor Reach Tentative Budget Agreement

Major issues, including a new two-year state budget, election reforms and an anti-domestic violence measure remained on the to-do list for Connecticut legislators on Saturday.

05/30/2015

Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Progress for Direct-to-consumer Tesla Sales

Tesla Motors is a step closer to being able to sell its electric cars directly to consumers in Connecticut.

WTIC NewsTalk 1080–05/21/2015

Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Chase Rogers (Courtesy CT-N)

Chief Justice Reconfirmed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to reconfirm Chase Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court. The House of Representatives voted 139-6 on Wednesday in favor of Rogers serving […]

04/22/2015

(Courtesy Office of Senator Dante Bartolomeo)

House Joins Senate In Opposing Campus Closure

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut House of Representatives is siding with the Senate in blocking efforts to close a community college branch in Meriden without notice. But unlike last week’s vote in the Senate, […]

04/14/2015

BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' ad

Lawmakers Consider Tougher Texting While Driving Penalties

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting whether heftier fines are needed to stop motorists from texting while driving. The General Assembly’s Transportation Committee on Monday heard testimony on several bills that would create […]

02/09/2015

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Legislative Panel To Hold Ebola Hearing

 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to learn more about the state’s protocols for handling any future Ebola cases. The legislature’s Public Health Committee is meeting Monday to get information from […]

11/30/2014

File photo of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Vermont Legislature To Pick Governor After No Candidate Wins Majority

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has called it a night without declaring victory in his bid to defeat Republican challenger Scott Milne and secure a third two-year term.

11/05/2014

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