Gov. Dannel Malloy

FILE -- A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

NY, Conn. Up Heat Help In Food Stamp Cut End-Run

Connecticut and New York are preserving more than a half-billion dollars in food stamp benefits by increasing home heating assistance by a several million dollars.

03/02/2014

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Obama Expected To Visit Connecticut Next Week In Push For Raising Minimum Wage

A post on Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Twitter account said President Barack Obama will be in the state next Wednesday for a “Raise the Wage” event.

02/27/2014

A man plays video keno (file/credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Keno Authorization Amid Budget Surplus

Democratic House speaker Rep. Brendan Sharkey said revenue from the bingo-style game is no longer needed to help balance a state budget that now has a $500 million projected surplus.

02/19/2014

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

Malloy: State Will Help Local Communities Facing Road Salt Shortage

Gov. Malloy said Friday the state DOT has deferred its expected deliveries of salt until all the 88 cities and towns that obtain their salt under the state’s contract receive what they need.

02/14/2014

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

Gov. Dannel Malloy Worries About Salt Shortage After Storm Smacks Connecticut

Though Connecticut experienced another heavy snowfall Thursday, the state escaped a serious hit, with far fewer power outages than originally predicted.

02/13/2014

Marta Leiva, CSA with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, salts the snow in Carl Shurz Park. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Faces Icy Conditions As Municipalities Deal With Salt Shortages

Forecasters say slush and standing water from Wednesday’s snow storm turned into ice as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight.

02/06/2014

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

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Touts Budget Turnaround In State Of State

While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t said whether he’d seek re-election this year, his State of the State address Thursday seemed to pave the way for another run.

02/06/2014

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

Malloy Proposes Raising Connecticut Minimum Wage To $10.10 By 2017

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage.

02/04/2014

Metro-North Railroad

Gov. Malloy To Meet With Incoming Metro-North President To Push For Better Service

Some Connecticut lawmakers have urged Metro-North Railroad to fix its problems or risk losing its contract with the state.

02/03/2014

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Connecticut Beefing Up Power On Metro-North New Haven Line

While keeping the pressure on Metro-North, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says his state will install two transformers to replace the aging ones in Cos Cob.

02/02/2014

A woman shops for a gun.  (file/credit: Getty Images)

Judge Upholds Connecticut Gun Control Law

A federal judge has upheld Connecticut’s gun control law enacted last year following the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

01/30/2014

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)

Republican Tom Foley Announces Another Bid For Conn. Governor

The Republican from Greenwich who narrowly lost to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2010 announced his decision Wednesday at a VFW post in Waterbury.

01/29/2014

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Conn. Officials Announce Approval For 4 Medical Marijuana Producers

Four producers will operate facilities in West Haven, Portland, Simsbury and Watertown. The law was passed in 2012 and allows the use of marijuana for patients suffering from one of 11 specific debilitating illnesses whose doctors believe the treatment is appropriate.

01/28/2014

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton  (credit: Danbury Mayor's Office)

Danbury Mayor Throws His Hat Into Ring For Gubernatorial Race

Mayor Mark Boughton announced in August he had formed a committee to explore a possible run for governor. He said he wanted to spend several months “testing the waters” before deciding.

01/08/2014

Gov. Dan Malloy is seen at his inauguration - Hartford, CT - Jan 5, 2011 - Photo: Governor's Office

Gov. Malloy: Connecticut Avoids ‘Big Snow Event,’ But Cold A Real Concern

Connecticut government offices were opening at 9:30 a.m. for non-essential state employees. But the governor downplayed any excitement over the winter storm. “You know what this is? It’s called winter,” Malloy said.

01/03/2014

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