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Calls Grow For Tolls At Connecticut Borders

Better car mileage has led to a reduction in the amount of money collected from the state’s gas tax, prompting lawmakers to search for a new funding source to pay for much-needed highway and bridge repairs.

02/25/2015

FILE -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Scramble After Budget Miscalculation

Ben Barnes, the governor’s budget chief, acknowledged Tuesday that Malloy’s proposal for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 exceeds the state’s constitutional cap on spending by about $55 million.

02/25/2015

Officers respond to a credit union in New Britain, Conn. on Feb. 23, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Cops In Connecticut Hunt For Suspects Who Strapped Credit Union Exec With Device, Ordered Him To Steal

The suspects forced Matthew Yussman to wear what looked like a bomb and sent him to get money from Achieve Financial Credit Union in New Britain while they stayed with his mother.

02/24/2015

A man smokes a cigarette. (credit: Getty Images)

Commuter Advocate: Banning Smoking On CT Railroad Platforms Is A Step Too Far

While an effort to ban smoking on railroad station platforms is underway in Connecticut, one commuter advocate thinks it’s a step too far.

02/24/2015

FILE -- Traffic moves slowly through a snowstorm along I-95 in Westport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Look To Fund Malloy’s Transportation Overhaul

Rep. Gail Lavielle, R-Wilton, a member of the Transportation Committee, believes one way to kick it off is for lawmakers to shut the door on funding pet projects in their districts.

02/23/2015

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Business Leaders Look To Jump-Start Malloy’s Transportation Plan

Joe McGee of the Business Council of Fairfield County said the federal government should feel compelled to contribute.

02/19/2015

Two-liter bottles of soda (file/credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Proposed Connecticut Soda Tax Stirs Debate

Under the proposed law, a 20-ounce soda would cost 20 cents more.

02/18/2015

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Westport, Conn., Police Hunt For Highway Robber Who Stole Thousands From Electrician

The robber jumped out of his car, approached the electrician, flashed a gun and ordered him to unlock his car and hand over the cash, cops said.

02/17/2015

Gov. Dannel Malloy speaks during his inauguration on Jan. 7, 2015. (credit: Jessica Hill/Pool Photo)

Gov. Malloy Proposes Reduction In Connecticut Sales Tax

The proposal calls for reducing the 6.35 percent tax to 6.2 percent this year, then dropping it to 5.95 percent by 2017.

02/16/2015

This is the skin of a patient after 3 days of measles infection; treated at a New York hospital. (CDC/file)

Connecticut Sen. Murphy Wants Parents Warned Of Vaccine Refusal Risks

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is proposing legislation that would encourage states to warn parents of the health risks from not immunizing their children.

02/13/2015

Stamford, Conn., skyline (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Stamford Mayor Stresses Importance Of ‘Mayor’s Night Out’

Mayor’s Night Out is a tradition in Stamford, Conn., when the mayor travels around the city to speak with residents personally.

02/12/2015

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Connecticut Car Dealers Group: Let Us, Not Manufacturer, Sell Teslas

Tesla would like to open a corporate store in Connecticut. But Jim Fleming, the head of the Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, said consumers would be better off if franchise dealers were allowed to sell the Teslas.

02/12/2015

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Who Made Threatening Calls To Newtown Residents Following Massacre Sentenced To Prison

A man who made threatening phone calls to Newtown residents in the days following the 2012 school shooting has been sentenced to a year in prison.

02/12/2015

The exterior of Sandy Hook Elementary School after the massacre on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: Danbury State's Attorney)

Newtown Panel Issues Recommendations After Sandy Hook School Shooting

Some of the recommendations, especially those focusing on gun control, were included in an interim report in 2013 that called for ensuring classroom doors can be locked from the inside and limits on ammunition purchases.

02/12/2015

The board at the New Haven station on May 16, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Connecticut Lawmakers Mull Measure Seeking To Replace Metro-North

State Transportation Commissioner James Redeker has cautioned legislators against replacing Metro-North Railroad as the operator of the New Haven line linking Connecticut to New York City.

02/12/2015

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