Gov. Dannel Malloy
It will be up to Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislative leaders to appoint members to the new Connecticut Commuter Rail Council.
Round two of wet weather settled over parts of the Tri-State Area on Thursday evening, pushing monthly rainfall totals within reach of the history books.
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.
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.
The 19-mile backup into the city came just hours after state lawmakers voted to divert nearly $76 million from the state transportation fund to balance the newly approved budget deal.
Connecticut’s House of Representatives early Sunday morning approved a state budget deal reached between legislative Democrats and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that expands gambling in Connecticut and shifts about $6 billion in mostly health care spending for the poor from under the state’s constitutional spending cap.
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.
The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.
“There’s still work to be done in the next day or so but we’re going to have a budget,” Malloy told reporters Tuesday.
Railroad officials in Connecticut said the morning commute went as well as can be expected following Friday’s train collision that injured 72 people and has shut down service.
Here’s a look at what commuters can expect Monday as the work week gets under way and beyond.
Investigators have begun their probe — and have not ruled out foul play — following the derailment and collision of two crowded Metro-North trains in Connecticut.
About 700 people were on board the trains when one heading east from New York City’s Grand Central Station to New Haven derailed about 6:10 p.m. just outside Bridgeport, Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg met Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at City Hall to discuss Connecticut’s new gun control law.
Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba said Thursday the Democratic governor wrote a personal check to reimburse the magazine “to remove a needless distraction when there are far more important public policy issues to deal with.”