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

New Deal Hopes To Avoid State Worker Layoffs In Connecticut

State employee union leaders agreed to change their rules for ratifying a labor savings and concessions agreement, reviving hopes that thousands of layoffs and deep budget cuts can be stopped.

07/19/2011

Gun - File / Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

Hartford Investing In Gunshot-Detecting Sensors For City

Just half way through the year and the City of Hartford has seen 17 homicides. The mayor is now making an investment, hoping to end the violence.

07/01/2011

Gov. Dan Malloy is seen in Hartford, CT - Jun 25, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

After Union Concession Deal Nixed, Conn. Gov. Malloy Proposes 5,500 State Layoffs

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed nearly 5,500 state employee layoffs to balance Connecticut’s two-year, $40.1 billion budget now that workers have defeated a labor-savings and concessions deal.

06/29/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Connecticut Unions Reviewing Vote That Sank Budget Deal

Connecticut state employee union leaders say they’re reviewing a vote that rejected a labor savings deal as they look to halt layoffs that could affect thousands of workers.

06/28/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

State Unions Reject Concession Offer In Connecticut

A union vote sank a $2 billion labor concessions deal that Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy was relying on to balance the budget, and he has called lawmakers back in session next week.

06/24/2011

Gov. Dan Malloy speaks at the State Capitol - Hartford, CT (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Credits Lawmakers For Helping Economy

Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.

06/09/2011

Marijuana

Connecticut Dramatically Slashes Marijuana Possession Penalties

Penalties for possession of marijuana are a signature away from being cut in Connecticut. While the new rules don’t legalize pot, some offenders won’t see jail time.

06/08/2011

Dave Warden shows off marijuana seen at a dispensery - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 19, 2009 (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Connecticut On Verge Of Decriminalizing Marijuana

The Connecticut Senate narrowly approved legislation on Saturday that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

06/06/2011

Gov. Dan Malloy is seen in Hartford, CT - Apr 4, 2011 - Photo: Mike Shauck via Governor's Office

Conn. Lawmakers Debating Paid Sick Leave Bill

The House of Representatives is discussing legislation that would make Connecticut the first state in the nation to require certain employers to offer their employees paid sick time.

06/03/2011

Seat Belt (file / credit: AP)

Memorial Day Weekend Arrests Up On Connecticut Highways

Arrests were up in every category, from drunk driving to speeding, according to the Connecticut State Police.

05/31/2011

2 Killed In Separate Connecticut Crashes

State police in Connecticut are investigating two fatal accidents that happened just after the start of the holiday weekend.

05/28/2011

Admitted Times Square Bomber Faisal Shahzad (credit: AP)

Fairfield County Sees Cut In Homeland Security Funding

$4 million has already been spent on a communication system designed to allow emergency responders to speak with each other on the same frequency. $2 million is needed to finish it.

05/25/2011

Transgender Bathroom Sign (file / credit: AP)

Connecticut House Passes Transgender Rights Bill

The bill would include “gender identity or expression” as a protected characteristic along with race, national origin, sex and other attributes under current state law. It now moves to the Senate.

05/20/2011

Police keep watch inside Grand Central Terminal during the Operation Railsafe exercise October 8, 2010. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Rep. King Happy NYC Keeps Terror Funds, Money Not ‘Wasted’ On Other Cities

The Department of Homeland Security had provided funding to 64 cities, but that number will now drop to 31 deemed to be high-threat urban areas.

05/19/2011

Connecticut State Capitol - Hartford, CT - File / Photo: Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.

Connecticut State Workers Getting Details Of Labor Agreement That Saves Their Jobs

The tentative agreement calls for a new approach to health care, requiring workers to sign a form annually, promising to get yearly physicals and other age-appropriate tests.

05/17/2011

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