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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Distracted-Driving Bill Into Law

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed a bill that sets a penalty of up to $1,000 for drivers caught texting or talking while driving.

05/20/2014

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Connecticut Seeks To Ban Chocolate Milk In Public Schools

Moo hoo. The Nutmeg State seeks to ban chocolate milk from public schools.

05/16/2014

Tom Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and businessman, has announced he'll run again as a Republican for governor of Connecticut. He's seen here debating eventual Gov. Dannel Malloy on Oct. 5, 2010 in Hartford. (redit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll: Foley Leading Pack Among Conn. GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls; Deadlocked With Malloy

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Foley in an excellent position as he and other GOP candidates head to the convention next week.

05/09/2014

An M-8 rail car on the Metro-North Railroad's  New Haven line (file/credit: Patrick Cashin/MTA)

Metro-North New Haven Line Upgrades Almost Done

A major upgrade to Metro-North’s New Haven line is nearly complete — and it should help cut the number of stalled trains on the commuter railroad.

05/06/2014

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.)

Conn. Budget Revised As Vote Deadline Approaches

The House of Representatives was expected to vote Saturday on the deal reached by the General Assembly’s majority Democrats and Democratic Gov. Malloy last week. It’s unclear when the Senate will vote on the $19 billion budget bill.

05/05/2014

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.)

Conn. Revised Budget Shows Much Smaller Surplus, Deficit For 2015

Lawmakers have until the current legislative session ends next Wednesday to work out a solution.

05/01/2014

A Metro-North train in Westport, Conn. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Says Improved Times On Tap For New Haven Line Trains

Metro-North’s new president told New Haven line commuters to expect a smoother morning commute when new train schedules are released next month.

04/25/2014

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Downgrades On-Time Performance Goals In New Timetables Coming In May

In a letter to Metro-North president Joseph Giulietti, Gov. Malloy wrote: “I expect that the new schedule will reflect your commitment to deliver a comprehensive program of safe, reliable and fast service in Connecticut.”

04/21/2014

I-95 in Fairfield County, CT (file / credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conn. Infrastructure To Get $1.8 Billion Facelift Through 2018

The improvements include finishing up replacement of the overhead wires on the Metro-North New Haven line in the Bridgeport area.

04/16/2014

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Conn. Launches Cybersecurity Plan To Keep Utilities Safe From Attack

With Gov. Malloy’s announcement Monday, Connecticut became the first state to outline a cybersecurity plan in conjunction with the utilities.

04/15/2014

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: The Connecticut Huskies celebrate after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Thousands Expected At UConn Championship Parade

A spokeswoman for parade organizers said excitement over this year’s championships and ideal weather conditions forecast for Sunday are expected to boost attendance.

04/12/2014

The Kentucky Wildcats celebrate after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)/The Connecticut Huskies bench celebrates after defeating the Florida Gators 63-53 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Governors Of Connecticut, Kentucky Make Friendly Wager Ahead Of NCAA Title Game

Beshear bet a fully stocked Kentucky bourbon bar that the 8-seed University of Kentucky Wildcats will win; Malloy is wagering Connecticut wine, beer and chocolate on a Huskies victory.

04/07/2014

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

Gov. Malloy Announces He’ll Seek Re-Election

The Democrat made the announcement Friday following a meeting of the State Bond Commission. Malloy previously said he would unveil his decision after the legislative session adjourns in May.

03/28/2014

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn) (file/credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Signs Nation’s First Law To Institute $10.10 An Hour Minimum Wage

The state legislature passed the measure on Wednesday. Under the law, the minimum wage will increase annually until it reaches $10.10 an hour in 2017.

03/27/2014

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.)

Conn. Effort To Boost Minimum Wage To $10.10 An Hour Clears Hurdle

The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.

03/25/2014

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