Connecticut state government
State to use COVID-19 money for gun-violence prevention
By Pat Eaton-Robb Jun. 28, 2021 02:37 PM EDT
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday that he is earmarking $5 million in federal COVID-19 relief money to fight gun violence and fund crime-prevention...
Conn. opioid deaths keep rising even after pandemic eases
Jun. 27, 2021 04:08 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Opioid deaths spiked in Connecticut during the pandemic and continue to increase in 2021, fueled by continued disruptions to recovery...
EXPLAINER: Why CT housing advocates fear eviction surge
By Susan Haigh Jun. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT
Philip Morris to move headquarters from NY to Connecticut
Jun. 22, 2021 04:42 PM EDT
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Tobacco company Philip Morris will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York City to southwest Connecticut, bringing 200 jobs,...
Connecticut lawmaker resigns state Senate, citing divorce
By Susan Haigh Jun. 22, 2021 02:45 PM EDT
Connecticut governor unveils plan to cut travel time to NYC
By Susan Haigh Jun. 21, 2021 01:58 PM EDT
Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's administration unveiled an $8 billion to $10 billion plan Monday that aims to reduce commuter rail times from Connecticut to New...
Highlights of Connecticut budget implementation bill
Jun. 17, 2021 06:01 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate on Thursday gave final legislative passage to a wide-ranging bill that spells out details of the new, two-year ...
Connecticut labor commissioner announces retirement
Jun. 17, 2021 02:21 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby announced his retirement Thursday after leading the department's response to a major spike in...
Prison guards seeking hazard pay for work during pandemic
By Pat Eaton-Robb Jun. 14, 2021 05:38 PM EDT
Correction Officer Ginny Ligi says she was working 80-hour weeks in April 2020, often without the needed personal protective equipment, when she began feeling...
Advocates see special session as 2nd chance for their issues
By Susan Haigh Jun. 14, 2021 05:23 PM EDT
Advocates for different causes are hoping to get a second chance at passing a bill or securing funding in the new state budget as the Connecticut General...
Connecticut legislature addresses nursing home deficiencies
By Susan Haigh Jun. 12, 2021 08:21 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some big changes are expected at Connecticut nursing homes in the coming months. From mandatory two-month supplies...
Prison that housed Connecticut death row is closes early
Jun. 11, 2021 04:43 PM EDT
SOMERS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut has closed the maximum security prison that once housed the state's death row. Gov. Ned Lamont announced...
Connecticut lawmakers close out unusual session, pass budget
By Susan Haigh Jun. 09, 2021 09:21 AM EDT
House begins debate on budget bill as session winds down
By Susan Haigh Jun. 08, 2021 10:10 PM EDT
The House of Representatives was expected Tuesday night to pass a two-year, $46.7 billion state budget deal that lawmakers said will help guide Connecticut as...
Democratic governor, lawmakers say budget deal is close
By Susan Haigh Jun. 04, 2021 07:22 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Democratic legislative leaders said Friday they're close to reaching a “comprehensive understanding” on...
Connecticut reports a day with zero COVID-19 related deaths
Jun. 03, 2021 04:27 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Health Department's daily COVID-19 report listed zero coronavirus-related deaths Thursday for the first time since last...
Ritter says proposed taxes on wealthy unlikely in final deal
Jun. 02, 2021 06:48 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite a strong push from progressive Democrats and their allies, it appears unlikely some proposed tax increases on the wealthy will...
House sends bill declaring racism a health crisis to Lamont
By Susan Haigh Jun. 01, 2021 06:50 PM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that declares racism a public health crisis in Connecticut, an issue proponents contend was highlighted by the coronavirus...
Progressives push for higher taxes as budget talks continue
By Susan Haigh May. 28, 2021 05:11 PM EDT
As negotiations on a new two-year Connecticut state budget continue, the General Assembly's Progressive Caucus is putting pressure on Democratic leaders to...
Lamont holds last COVID briefing, but says work isn't done
By Susan Haigh May. 27, 2021 07:31 PM EDT
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont held his last regular COVID-19 briefing for the media on Thursday, a sign that he and his administration believe the state is well...