Connecticut Lawmakers Look To Plug $1.4 Billion Budget GapThe projected red ink in Connecticut's budget is nearly five times the $400 million the state has in its emergency reserve.
Connecticut Lawmakers Scramble After Budget MiscalculationBen Barnes, the governor's budget chief, acknowledged Tuesday that Malloy's proposal for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 exceeds the state's constitutional cap on spending by about $55 million.
Connecticut Legislature Lifts Ban On Mixed Martial ArtsThough some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut's Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.
Connecticut Senate Grants Approval To Bill That Allows Use Of Medical MarijuanaThe measure passed the state's Senate, 21-to-13, after nearly 10 hours of debate. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who said in a statement that he plans to sign the bill into law.
Sunday Liquor Sales One Step From Reality In ConnecticutConnecticut is one step closer to becoming the 49th state to allow retail alcohol sales on Sundays and some holidays, following the state Senate's passage of a bill that would overhaul some of the state's liquor laws.