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Showing 5/22/2022 to 12/28/2021

CT poised to pay down $3.6 billion in pension debt

Connecticut is poised to deposit an extra $3.6 billion in its cash-starved pension funds when the fiscal year closes... (Read more)

5 / 22 / 2022

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New England energy demand dropped to its lowest point ever this month

New England’s energy demand dropped to its lowest point ever earlier this month thanks to good weather and the... (Read more)

5 / 14 / 2022

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Dems endorse Himes for reelection

NORWALK, Conn. – Jim Himes easily won the Democratic endorsement for reelection to Connecticut’s Fourth District seat in a... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2022

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Lamont remains neutral in contests for treasurer, secretary of the state

Gov. Ned Lamont, the titular head of the Connecticut Democratic Party, declined Monday to put his weight behind his... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2022

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CT GOP endorses a social moderate, Themis Klarides, for U.S. Senate

Themis Klarides, a former Connecticut House GOP leader who supports abortion rights and declined to vote for Donald Trump... (Read more)

5 / 10 / 2022

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Democrats anoint Lamont for a second term, praise his handling of economy and pandemic

Governor Ned Lamont came out swinging when he took the stage at the state Democratic party convention Saturday. Accepting... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2022

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CT Democrats diversify in picks for treasurer and secretary of the state

Norwalk’s Thomas wins Secretary of State endorsement State Rep. Stephanie Thomas got the endorsement for secretary of the state... (Read more)

5 / 7 / 2022

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An embrace of Juneteenth in CT, and a clash over its meaning

Without prodding or plan, legislators glided to the corner of the state’s gilded-age House chamber, where a tired Black... (Read more)

5 / 6 / 2022

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House, Senate unanimously approve CT gas tax holiday

The General Assembly on Wednesday approved a three-month state gasoline tax holiday starting April 1. The bill, which passed... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2022

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At least 4 towns now subject to subpoenas in school construction probe

Communications with Kosta Diamantis sought from Groton, Tolland, Bristol and Hartford At least four Connecticut municipalities have received subpoenas... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2022

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For a New Haven-Darien commuter, a switch to the train makes sense

With her car broken and gas prices up, Briana LaMare headed into Union Station to catch the 9:47 a.m. train Tuesday — part... (Read more)

3 / 18 / 2022

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Families of Bridgeport women found dead testify for notification bill

It was the landlord, not the police, who told Shantell Fields that her daughter was dead. Lauren Smith-Fields lived... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2022

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Education Committee approves Sheff v. O’Neill settlement

Facing pressure and feeling as if they didn’t have a choice, members of the legislature’s Education Committee reluctantly approved... (Read more)

3 / 9 / 2022

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CT officials tell towns they won’t honor Diamantis’ promises for school funding

Norwalk Chief of Staff says City is ‘confident’ NHS project won’t be impacted Connecticut officials have notified at least... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2022

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Lamont makes 22 nominations for 58 vacancies on trial bench

Gov. Ned Lamont nominated 11 men and 11 women as judges of the Superior Court on Thursday, continuing a... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2022

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Blumenthal applauds nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to high court

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday that President Joe Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is a... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2022

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CT residents, delegation and Rilling respond to Russian invasion in Ukraine

Ukrainian Americans living in Connecticut are anxiously watching after the Russian military invaded Ukraine early Thursday, while the Connecticut... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2022

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As CT seeks to desegregate schools, suburban districts are slow to help

Amid the protestors chanting “change your vote” outside the school board offices in the wealthy shoreline town of Darien... (Read more)

2 / 19 / 2022

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Connecticut’s roads are deadlier than ever. Figuring out why is complicated.

On March 23, 2020, Connecticut came to a standstill. In an effort to control the devastating spread of COVID-19,... (Read more)

2 / 12 / 2022

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Lamont goes big with reelection budget

$24B proposal cuts some income taxes, taps reserves to boost spending for CT’s recovery from pandemic HARTFORD, Conn. —... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 2022

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Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo to retire in wake of investigation

Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. will retire effective March 31 in the wake of an independent investigation that questioned... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 2022

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In sealed grievance, Kosta Diamantis accuses top CT officials of mistreating OPM secretary

HARTFORD, Conn. — Konstantinos Diamantis, the former deputy secretary of the Office of Policy and Management now at the... (Read more)

2 / 9 / 2022

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Lamont: Colangelo would ‘be gone’ if he could fire him

Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday said Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. would “be gone” if the governor had... (Read more)

2 / 5 / 2022

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FBI investigating projects related to fired state official Kosta Diamantis

State also releases report on investigation into Chief State’s Attorney Colangelo’s hiring of Diamantis’ daughter The FBI is investigating... (Read more)

2 / 4 / 2022

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Sheff v. O’Neill settlement would expand magnet schools, ‘Open Choice’

A comprehensive school choice plan submitted Thursday in the Sheff v. O’Neill case is intended to end 33 years of litigation... (Read more)

1 / 28 / 2022

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An inside look at the haggling over Connecticut’s congressional map

Republicans urged significant revisions in Connecticut’s gerrymandered congressional map, then compromised in steps to the point where relatively minor... (Read more)

1 / 18 / 2022

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Sen. Will Haskell opts for law school over reelection

Will Haskell’s book about being elected to the Connecticut Senate as a 22-year-old isn’t out until Jan. 18, but... (Read more)

1 / 5 / 2022

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COVID rampant in Stamford, a harbinger of things to come

STAMFORD — COVID-19 is spreading rapidly here in Connecticut’s second-largest city, where cases exploded with the suddenness of a... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2022

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‘Airtight agreement’ to get COVID-19 tests to CT falls apart

Lamont blames ‘misrepresentation’ for mix-up A promised order of 1.5 million COVID-19 home test kits that was supposed to... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2021

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State to distribute millions of COVID testing kits and N95 masks

Tests could be available as early as Thursday With demand climbing for COVID tests as the omicron variant spreads,... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2021

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