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Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan speaks outside his office - Meriden, CT - Jun 3, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan Denies His Influence Was Bought

A defiant and emotional Donovan strongly denied that he had any knowledge of money trading hands in exchange for legislation as alleged by federal authorities who arrested the one-time finance director of his congressional campaign.

06/04/2012

CT St. Sen. John McKinney (R-28) - File / Photo: Office of Sen. McKinney

McKinney Opposes Malloy On Spending For Economic Revival

Gov. Dan Malloy urges lawmakers to join him in building a full-scale economic revival in Connecticut and the governor wants legislative approval of more than $300 million in spending to achieve it. Sen. John McKinney doesn’t believe the state is in the position to do that.

02/09/2012

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Mohegan Official: Online Gambling Already Available In Connecticut

As Connecticut lawmakers ponder whether to legalize online gambling in the state, an expert testifying before a state committee says online betting is accessible to gamblers right now.

02/02/2012

Online Gambling (file / credit: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

McKinney Opposes Gov. Malloy On Online Gambling

Gov. Dan Malloy believes a recent Justice Department legal opinion opens the door for online gambling in every state. Republican leader John McKinney is not on board.

01/10/2012

Reggie, a homeless man, walks the streets - Bridgeport, CT - Sep 18, 2011 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Connecticut Businesses Look To State Gov’t For Confidence Boost, Jobs

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he and legislative leaders agree on 90 percent of the details of a bill that’s supposed to help grow jobs in the long- and short-term.

10/19/2011

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

Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy Speaks Out Against Longevity Payments

On Tuesday, many non-union Connecticut state workers will be paid bonuses – just because of how long they’ve been employed.

10/10/2011

CT St. Sen. John McKinney (R-28) - File / Photo: Office of Sen. McKinney

Conn. Republicans Renew Push To End Longevity Payments

Many non-union state workers in Connecticut with a long history on the job are eagerly anticipating their October bonuses from the administration of Gov. Dan Malloy.

10/06/2011

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

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

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

Connecticut House Takes Up Tax Hike Budget Passed By Senate

The $40.1 billion budget attempts to tackle the state’s deficit with a combination of cuts, labor savings and wide-ranging tax hikes.

05/03/2011

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

Connecticut Lawmakers Look At Ending Longevity Payments

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut can no longer afford to make special payments to veteran state employees and believes the General Assembly should pass legislation addressing the twice-a-year longevity bonuses.

04/01/2011

CT St. Sen. John McKinney (R-28) - File / Photo: Office of Sen. McKinney

CT GOP Presents Its Own Ideas

Connecticut Republican lawmakers are proposing their ideas today, as Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy prepares to deliver his state budget next month.

01/25/2011

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