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Connecticut Senate Passes Budget Minutes Before Deadline

The vote came about a half-hour before the midnight adjournment Wednesday.

06/04/2015

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Connecticut House Passes $40B Budget After Pulling All-Nighter

It now heads to the Senate, which by law must act on the package by midnight when the General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn for the summer.

06/03/2015

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Connecticut Lawmakers Set To Vote On Revised Budget Plan

Rank-and-file members of the House of Representatives were learning details of the new revisions Tuesday morning.

06/02/2015

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Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Bill Making It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth Certificates

Advocates say the course of care for transgender people does not always involve surgery.

06/02/2015

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Connecticut Rep. Jim Himes Calls On Congress To Help Replace I-95 Bridge In Stamford

The senator said Congress has been funding repairs for the Stamford bridge and other spans nationwide in piecemeal fashion.

06/01/2015

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Connecticut Lawmakers Plan To Vote Monday On Budget Deal

Rank-and-file Connecticut lawmakers will be briefed Monday on a tentative two-year budget agreement reached between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly’s Democrats early Sunday.

05/31/2015

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As Temperatures Soar, Connecticut Utility Working To Prevent Power Outages

In an effort to boost reliability, Eversource Energy has been installing new equipment and checking substations and power lines.

05/27/2015

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Clock Ticking For Connecticut Lawmakers To Strike Budget Deal

Republicans, the minority party in both chambers, have a plan that calls for no new taxes and are frustrated that none of their lawmakers have been invited to budget talks.

05/27/2015

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Stamford Police: Man Posing As Utility Worker, Accomplice Steal $51K From Elderly Woman

A man claiming to work for the water company showed up at the woman’s front door saying he was there to check a leaky pipe, a service that would cost $50, police said.

05/26/2015

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Connecticut’s Pleasure Beach Reopens For 1st Full Summer In 19 Years

A barrier beach is reopening for its first full summer season in 19 years.

05/23/2015

Heavy Memorial Day traffic moves southbound along I-95 May 22, 2015. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Millions Hit The Road For Memorial Day Weekend

Tens of millions of drivers will be behind the wheel this Memorial Day weekend.

05/22/2015

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Connecticut Senate To Vote On Bill Banning Variable Electric Contracts

The Senate is expected to pass legislation banning variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers.

05/20/2015

Jorge Chicalana has been charged with manslaughter in the death of his 5-month-old son in 2014. (credit: Norwalk Police Department)

Bridgeport Father Charged After Autopsy Finds Alcohol In Baby’s Body

Jorge Chicalana was arrested Monday after a yearlong investigation into the death of the boy, who was not breathing when emergency workers responded to a 911 call.

05/19/2015

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Another Stamford HS Staffer To Be Fired After Teacher-Student Sex Scandal

It appears the assistant principal, Angela Thomas Graves, will likely be fired over the scandal.

05/16/2015

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Connecticut High School Committee Deems 6 Dresses Inappropriate For Prom

Shelton High School officials say their review of prom dresses this week has turned up just six that will not be allowed at Saturday’s dance.

05/15/2015