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Connecticut Lawmaker Steps Up Pressure To Bring Down Gas Tax

St. Sen. Len Suzio is coralling the help of Connecticut’s citizens to cap a tax on gasoline in the Nutmeg State.

08/16/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Gov. Dan Malloy’s Car Gets Parking Ticket In New Haven

No one is above the law in Connecticut, not even the governor.

07/29/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

WCBS 880 Interview: Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy

If a deal is approved, Connecticut could avoid laying off state workers. On the verge of that approval, Gov. Dan Malloy spoke with WCBS 880 about the state’s budget and the debt-ceiling debate in Washington.

07/26/2011

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Deal Hopes To Avoid State Worker Layoffs In Connecticut

State employee union leaders agreed to change their rules for ratifying a labor savings and concessions agreement, reviving hopes that thousands of layoffs and deep budget cuts can be stopped.

07/19/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

CT State Employee Unions Trying To Avert Thousands Of Layoffs

At issue is whether union bylaws can be changed and whether a new vote from state unions can head off massive layoffs in Connecticut at the direction of Governor Dan Malloy.

07/18/2011

A close up of an adult female deer tick, dog tick, and a lone star tick are shown on the palm of a hand. (Photo By Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Blumenthal Proposing Lyme Disease Legislation

The middle of summer is when incidences of Lyme disease are at their height, says Senator Richard Blumenthal. 

07/18/2011

Gov. Dan Malloy is seen in Hartford, CT - Jun 25, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

After Union Concession Deal Nixed, Conn. Gov. Malloy Proposes 5,500 State Layoffs

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed nearly 5,500 state employee layoffs to balance Connecticut’s two-year, $40.1 billion budget now that workers have defeated a labor-savings and concessions deal.

06/29/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Connecticut Unions Reviewing Vote That Sank Budget Deal

Connecticut state employee union leaders say they’re reviewing a vote that rejected a labor savings deal as they look to halt layoffs that could affect thousands of workers.

06/28/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

State Unions Reject Concession Offer In Connecticut

A union vote sank a $2 billion labor concessions deal that Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy was relying on to balance the budget, and he has called lawmakers back in session next week.

06/24/2011

Gov. Dan Malloy speaks at the State Capitol - Hartford, CT (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Credits Lawmakers For Helping Economy

Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.

06/09/2011

Marijuana

Connecticut Dramatically Slashes Marijuana Possession Penalties

Penalties for possession of marijuana are a signature away from being cut in Connecticut. While the new rules don’t legalize pot, some offenders won’t see jail time.

06/08/2011

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Connecticut On Verge Of Decriminalizing Marijuana

The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

06/06/2011

Transgender Bathroom Sign (file / credit: AP)

Connecticut House Passes Transgender Rights Bill

The bill would include “gender identity or expression” as a protected characteristic along with race, national origin, sex and other attributes under current state law. It now moves to the Senate.

05/20/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Connecticut State Workers Getting Details Of Labor Agreement That Saves Their Jobs

The tentative agreement calls for a new approach to health care, requiring workers to sign a form annually, promising to get yearly physicals and other age-appropriate tests.

05/17/2011

A mosquito is seen in Martinez, CA - Apr 9, 2009 (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Gov. Dan Malloy’s Plan B Budget Would Cut West Nile Mosquito Testing In Connecticut

Summer is just over a month away and something to help keep us safe from mosquito-borne illness could be nixed.

05/10/2011

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