Gov. Dan Malloy

An all-terrain vehicle on a beach (file / credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Vetoes Bill Allowing ATVs At State Parks And Beaches To Protect Birds

Just days before the holiday weekend, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy vetoed a bill that would have allowed all-terrain vehicles at state parks and beaches.

07/05/2013

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New Connecticut Gun Laws Begin Taking Effect Today

Parts of Connecticut’s law addressing the Newtown school massacre, including the creation of new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition, took effect Monday.

07/01/2013

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

Poll: Republican Challenger Tom Foley Bests Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy

Poll Director Doug Schwartz told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that only 44 percent of those questioned said Malloy deserves to be reelected, while 46 said he doesn’t deserve it.

06/19/2013

Lyoto Machida kicks Dan Henderson in their light heavyweight bout during UFC 157 at Honda Center on Feb. 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California, an example of mixed martial arts. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Connecticut Legislature Lifts Ban On Mixed Martial Arts

Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.

06/06/2013

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

Conn. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Keep Sandy Hook Photos Private

The negotiated bipartisan legislation came after days of closed-door talks and speculation about whether an agreement could be reached before the Wednesday’s midnight adjournment.

06/05/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Connecticut House Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.

05/30/2013

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut State Senate Approves Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.

05/30/2013

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

Federal Funding Made Available For School Security Post Sandy Hook

Gov. Dan Malloy announced the first round of funding on Friday for the competitive grant program included in the General Assembly’s response to the Newtown shooting.

05/24/2013

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Connecticut Proposal Would Hike Tax On Digital Downloads

Downloading e-books, music from iTunes, or apps for your phone could become expensive for folks in Connecticut.

05/22/2013

Close-up of the damage from the Conn. Metro-North collision. (credit: Fairfield Police)

Limited Metro-North, Amtrak Service Resumes Between NY, New Haven

Limited Metro-North Railroad and full Amtrak train service resumed at around 3 p.m. Tuesday between New York and New Haven, according to the MTA.

05/21/2013

Britain's Prince Harry plays polo at the Greenwich Polo Club May 15, 2013 in Greenwich, Connecticut. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Prince Harry Ends US Visit With Polo Match In Conn.

The prince won his match at the Greenwich Polo Club to benefit Sentebale, the charity he co-founded to help poor children and AIDS orphans in the small African nation of Lesotho.

05/15/2013

Sherwood Island State Park in Westport (file / credit: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection)

One Tank Trips: Sherwood Island State Park In Westport

WCBS 880 is beginning a weekly series – One Tank Trips – focusing on destinations you can get to by car and in one day. We’ll have a new installment every Wednesday through October.

05/01/2013

Sample Connecticut Driver's License (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Legislators Back Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A proposal in Connecticut to expand access to driver’s licenses to immigrants regardless of their legal status has received the support of the governor, legislative leaders and mayors from across the state.

04/30/2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev being arrested and treated by law enforcement authorities. (credit: Handout)

Law Enforcement Finally Tracks Down, Captures Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect

Following an intense manhunt that caused chaos in Massachusetts and riveted the rest of the nation, law enforcement finally captured the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect on Friday night.

04/19/2013

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

Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

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