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Conn. St. Sen. John McKinney (credit: Senator's Office)

Connecticut Senate Republican Leader John McKinney Announces Run For Governor

John McKinney, the Republican leader of the state Senate, announced Tuesday he is running for governor in 2014, saying he hopes to restore fiscal prosperity to Connecticut.

07/23/2013

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.)

Connecticut House Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.

05/30/2013

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

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Conn. Lawmakers Expected To Vote Wednesday On Gun Control Plan

With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.

04/02/2013

A man pays tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Seeks Release Of Information On Newtown Massacre After Gunman Details Leaked

According to published report, a law enforcement official said gunman Adam Lanza tracked the death tolls and details of other mass shootings on a massive spread sheet and viewed them as “scores.”

03/21/2013

Gov. Dan Malloy signs  Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund bill into law March 12, 2013 (credit: Gov. Malloy Twitter)

Malloy Approves Fund For Sandy Hook First Responders And Workers

The money for the Sandy Hook Workers Assistance Fund is raised privately through citizens and corporations.

03/12/2013

AR-15 Assault Rifle (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Seek To Eliminate Loopholes In State’s Assault Weapons Ban

One item already under consideration in the Connecticut legislature is a strengthening of the laws already on the books. The state already has a ban on assault weapons, but the Bushmaster .223 semiautomatic rifle used in the Newtown school shooting rampage was legal.

01/15/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Urges Conn. Lawmakers To Make Schools Safer During State Of State Address

Conn. Gov Dan Malloy got emotional Wednesday as he spoke about the teachers and a therapist who sacrificed their lives to protect students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

01/09/2013

Connecticut State Capitol (credit: League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.)

Conn. House Minority Leader: State Facing Own ‘Fiscal Cliff’

While residents are paying more through a range of everyday taxes, they next will see big cuts and state programs and services, according to Republican House Minority Leader Larry Cafero.

12/05/2012

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

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

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

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

Dan Malloy Wants Up Or Down Vote On State Contacts

It’s something that hasn’t happened in Connecticut for decades.

02/25/2011

Connecticut St. Rep. Larry Cafero - File / Photo: Larry Cafero

CT Republicans Get To Work With Democratic Governor

What’s the overall tone of Connecticut Republicans as they get to work with their new Democratic governor, Dan Malloy? Upbeat, says State House GOP leader Larry Cafero.

01/06/2011