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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy surveys shoreline damage from Sandy (credit: Governor's Office)

Plans For Federal Sandy Aid Earmarked For Conn. Relief Effort Open For Comment

Two plans detailing how the state will spend $82.5 million in federal relief for damage caused by Sandy are now available for public comment.

05/29/2013

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

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

Hartford Police Motorcycle (credit: Hartford PD)

Feds, Local SWAT Teams Make Arrests In Hartford

Hartford police say city officers and agents with the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration were involved in Thursday morning’s raids on Zion Street and other locations.

04/11/2013

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.)

Newtown Families Head To Hartford To Press For Gun Reform

Families from Newtown are in Hartford today delivering letters to lawmakers asking for a vote on legislation to make the state safer from gun violence.

03/22/2013

A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Lawmaker Seeks Ban On Smoking While Driving With Small Children

Under the measure, it would be illegal to smoke with a child 6 or younger in the car.

02/18/2013

Gun Surrendered In New Haven Buyback Event (credit: CBS 2)

Second Amendment Advocates And Gun Owners Rally In Hartford In Response To Increased Gun Control Efforts

Hundreds rallied Saturday at the state Capitol, many carrying signs of protest, as part of demonstrations across the nation to express concern about increased gun control efforts since last month’s deadly school shooting in Newtown.

01/19/2013

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

Comptroller Puts Connecticut’s Budget Deficit $50 Million Higher Than Governor’s Office

Comptroller Kevin Lembo now puts the shortfall at $415 million due to lower than expected revenues and overspending in Medicaid and social services. A spokesman said Gov. Dannel Malloy disagrees with the comptroller’s deficit projection, saying it is about 12 percent too high.

12/04/2012

Charla Nash on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Chimp Attack Victim Reaches Settlement In Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Stamford woman who was badly mauled by her friend’s pet chimpanzee in 2009 have agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit against the chimp owner’s estate.

11/29/2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Tells Insurance Companies To Pick Up The Ball With Sandy Claims

One month after superstorm Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers are recovering well, with one notable exception.

11/29/2012

Teenagers play basketball in Bridgeport, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Project Longevity Launched To Combat Gun Violence In Three Connecticut Cities

The U.S. Justice Department and Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy have announced the launch a new initiative to combat gun violence in Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford.

11/27/2012

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

Investment Management Company Ranks Connecticut Last For Credit Worthiness

When a Hartford-based investment management company surveyed the states for credit worthiness, Connecticut came in dead last.

11/15/2012

School Desks - File / Photo: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Bridgeport Seeks More State Education Funding

It’s the biggest city in the state with more students than any other Connecticut city, yet Bridgeport gets only about $7,800 per student from the state.

07/16/2012

(File photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

New State Law Allows Connecticut Consumers To Buy Alcohol On Sundays

A new state law takes effect this weekend, allowing retail alcohol sales on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at package stores. Supermarkets, which already sell beer, will also be able to sell beer on Sundays.

05/20/2012

George Zimmerman (C) appears for a bond hearing at the John E. Polk Correctional Facility April 12, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. (Photo by Gary Green/The Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images)

George Zimmerman Makes First Court Appearance In Shooting Death Of Trayvon Martin

During the brief appearance Thursday, Zimmerman stood up straight and wore a gray prison jumpsuit. He spoke only to answer “Yes, sir,” after he was asked basic questions about the charge against him.

04/12/2012

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