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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

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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

Mitt Romney in Hartford (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Romney Makes Conn. Campaign Stop; Bloomberg Calls Him ‘Formidable Challenger’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is making stops in Connecticut and Rhode Island in advance of this month’s Republican presidential primaries in both states.

04/11/2012

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Rallies Take Place In Hempstead, Hartford In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Activists in Hartford are holding a rally today to call for justice in the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. A rally is also taking place in Hempstead on Long Island in support of the victim.

03/31/2012

Metro-North Railroad (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Haven Line Commuters May Get Reprieve On Four Percent Fare Hike

A powerful committee in Hartford has taken a big step in favor of New Haven Line commuters, reports WCBS 880’s Connecticut bureau chief Fran Schneidau.

03/30/2012

Austin Cyr (credit: National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) and Henry Ralph Manning (credit: State Police)

Alerts Issued In Conn. For Missing Hartford, Brookfield Teens

Authorities say 16-year-old Austin Cyr disappeared from Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford last Thursday and 17-year-old Henry Ralph Manning went missing from Brookfield on Friday.

03/13/2012

U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Joe Lieberman’s Connecticut Office Reports Suspicious Mail

The office was briefly evacuated Thursday afternoon while law enforcement responders removed the suspicious mail for testing.

02/23/2012

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

Public Meeting Today On Gov. Malloy’s Education Plan

In Hartford today, the public gets its first chance to speak out on Gov. Dan Malloy’s education reform plan.

02/21/2012

Storm damage - Ridgefield, CT - Oct 29, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut Storm Review Panel Meeting To Discuss Handling Of Oct. Snowstorm

Panel co-chair Joe McGee says the committee will focus on better preparedness for faster recovery from intensifying storms.

11/09/2011

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