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Showing 1/22/2021 to 12/2/2020

The game is changing. Chris Murphy says he’s ready to play.

No one among his 1 million Twitter followers could reasonably mistake Chris Murphy, the junior senator from Connecticut, for... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2021

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‘No one took us seriously:’ Black cops warned about racist Capitol Police officers for years

When Kim Dine took over as the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police in 2012, he knew he... (Read more)

1 / 22 / 2021

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Joe Biden takes office: ‘At this hour, my friends, democracy has prevailed.’

America took a deep breath Wednesday and watched Joseph R. Biden Jr. uneventfully inaugurated as the 46th president of... (Read more)

1 / 21 / 2021

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Lamont: ‘I don’t want to build Killingly’ Energy Center

Gov. Ned Lamont on Tuesday said the words out loud more straightforward than he ever has: “I don’t want... (Read more)

1 / 20 / 2021

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Spiking tax revenue will wipe out state budget deficit, analysts say

Lamont, lawmakers have enough revenue to balance next state budget without tax hikes HARTFORD, Conn. — Gov. Ned Lamont’s... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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Winfield: Judiciary Committee to take on pot but leave police accountability law intact

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Senate chair of the Judiciary Committee says its agenda will most likely include legalizing cannabis... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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Lamont appoints reformers, disability advocates to reconstituted Police Officer Standards and Training Council

Gov. Ned Lamont appointed 11 members to the Police Officer Standards and Training Council on Thursday, reconstituting a board... (Read more)

1 / 16 / 2021

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CT formally expands next group of COVID vaccines to those age 65 and up

Lamont urges patience as the state receives only 46,000 doses per week Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday that he... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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Lamont will spare town aid while closing big deficit in next state budget

Gov. Ned Lamont has to close a whopping $4.3 billion deficit in the next two-year state budget, but he... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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CT’s U.S. Representatives join the vote to impeach President Trump, and the state braces for protests

The vote Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump for inciting a violent... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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Lamont does a Zoom speech, then gets a new hip

Gov. Ned Lamont delivered the keynote speech at a virtual conference of municipal officials Wednesday, then he cheerily signed... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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Romano says slow fundraising prompted his resignation

The struggle to raise money for the Connecticut Republican Party as a lame-duck state party chairman in a volatile... (Read more)

1 / 14 / 2021

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CT Senators say danger of insurrection remains

House prepares impeachment; Move narrowly supported in poll. U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., pressed the Pentagon on Monday to... (Read more)

1 / 12 / 2021

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For CT teachers, Washington riot becomes a teaching tool

After David Bosso saw news of the riot in Washington, D.C., unfold Wednesday, he started thinking about how he... (Read more)

1 / 10 / 2021

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Connecticut confirms two cases of new U.K. coronavirus variant

Two New Haven County residents under the age of 25 have tested positive for a new, more transmissible variant... (Read more)

1 / 8 / 2021

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More than 75,000 COVID vaccines administered in CT, among top rates in US

Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday that by the end of the week, all residents and staff in Connecticut’s 211... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2021

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2020 in Connecticut, a year no one wants to review

To borrow from President-elect Joe Biden’s favorite Irish poet: Things most assuredly fell apart in 2020, and, no, the center... (Read more)

1 / 3 / 2021

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Lamont: Trump’s threat to veto COVID relief is ‘erratic behavior’

Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that President Donald J. Trump’s unexpected suggestion Tuesday night that he might veto the... (Read more)

12 / 24 / 2020

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Day after pandemic relief: Explaining and complaining

Trump challenges Congress to boost direct aid. Pelosi replies, ‘Let’s do it!’ Connecticut’s congressional delegation turned Tuesday to the... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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Himes details federal relief bill

NORWALK, Conn. — The newly passed federal stimulus bill should provide about $5 billion to Connecticut’s schools, U.S. Rep.... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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Murphy touts local aspects of federal relief bill

NORWALK, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) highlighted Connecticut funding Monday in a press release concerning the Coronavirus... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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Connecticut offers restaurants, others a ‘bridge’ to coming federal relief

Connecticut is rushing to distribute $35 million in emergency grants to restaurants, bars and other small to mid-sized businesses... (Read more)

12 / 22 / 2020

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COVID-19 shot complicates push to eliminate CT’s religious exemption from vaccines

Last February, in the early weeks of Connecticut’s legislative session, lawmakers intent on erasing the state’s religious exemption from... (Read more)

12 / 16 / 2020

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Over 14,000 sign petition calling for governor to close schools unless safety recommendations are met

Leaders from the state’s largest education unions gathered outside the state Capitol on Thursday to call on Gov. Ned... (Read more)

12 / 11 / 2020

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Lamont to name GOP’s Mark Boughton as the state’s taxman

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton vowed to cut the income tax as a Republican candidate for governor in 2018. Now,... (Read more)

12 / 10 / 2020

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COVID-19: Tragic losses; school closures

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk has lost another three citizens to COVID-19 and two more schools have switched to remote... (Read more)

12 / 9 / 2020

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First doses of COVID vaccine could be administered in CT in mid-December

About 380,000 health care workers, nursing home residents and first responders will have received the first doses of an... (Read more)

12 / 6 / 2020

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Will CT legislators raise the gas tax? With tax rates now below the national average, it’s possible

With tolls off the table in 2021, state officials could look to gasoline tax hikes to salvage Connecticut’s imperiled... (Read more)

12 / 4 / 2020

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CT Board of Education approves new course in Black and Latino studies

Connecticut high schools will now be required to offer a course in African American, Black, Latino and Puerto Rican... (Read more)

12 / 2 / 2020

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PURA overhauls electric rate process, restricts costs utilities can recoup

State utility regulators ordered a comprehensive overhaul Wednesday of Connecticut’s rate-setting process while also affirming that a key element... (Read more)

12 / 2 / 2020

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