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Showing 6/10/2021 to 3/2/2021

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New CT budget has an unprecedented built-in surplus of $2.3 billion

State poised to make historic deposit to mitigate massive long-term pension debt Question: When was the last time a... (Read more)

6 / 10 / 2021


CT bottle deposits could go from nickel to a dime

Increase is element of bipartisan overhaul of 1978 anti-litter bill The Senate voted 33-1 Wednesday night to overhaul Connecticut’s... (Read more)

6 / 3 / 2021


Children with psychiatric needs are overwhelming hospital emergency departments in CT

The night before 11-year-old Ella was admitted to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in early May, her father Sean thought... (Read more)

5 / 30 / 2021


CT legislators underwhelmed with housing reform bill that passes House

Towns can vote to opt out of key requirements Contentious legislation aimed at tackling Connecticut’s dubious distinction of being one of... (Read more)

5 / 21 / 2021


Democrats predict swift adoption of next CT budget

Insist Lamont and lawmakers must compromise on tax reform issues With state tax receipts booming and billions of federal... (Read more)

5 / 20 / 2021


Senate Democrats vote to strengthen hand of public unions

The bill is a counterweight to the Supreme Court opinion issued three years ago in Janus v. AFSCME. Senate... (Read more)

5 / 17 / 2021


Pfizer COVID vaccine approved for children 12 to 15. Here’s what you need to know.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds,... (Read more)

5 / 12 / 2021


CT is first state to vaccinate half of adults against COVID

Connecticut became the first state Monday to fully vaccinate at least half its adult population against the novel coronavirus,... (Read more)

5 / 5 / 2021


Financial penalties ordered for Eversource, UI for storm Isaias response

Decision reduces utilities’ ability to recoup costs Eversource and United Illuminating failed to fully prepare for and respond to... (Read more)

4 / 29 / 2021


Clinics across Connecticut to start taking walk-ups for COVID vaccine

Dozens of vaccine providers across Connecticut will offer walk-up appointments for COVID-19 shots beginning Tuesday. More than 50 sites... (Read more)

4 / 27 / 2021


Lamont says his plan for $6B in federal pandemic relief will transform CT

The largest child care expansion in state history, summer learning camps for nearly 100,000 students, huge investments in worker... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2021


CT Deputy Commissioner explains new regional plan to cut emissions

NORWALK, Conn. — What is the new Transportation and Climate Initiative that Connecticut has signed on to be a... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2021


Food could hold the key to fixing the state’s waste disposal problems

Food waste is a fact of life. Also a fact is that it’s smelly, wet and heavy. It makes... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2021


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Vaccine clinics canceled across CT, Norwalk pauses J&J usage

Connecticut’s public health department on Tuesday urged medical providers to halt use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2021


Nearly three quarters of eligible CT residents expected to be vaccinated by end of April

Officials are not tracking how many people receive ‘accelerated access’ to vaccine State officials expect nearly three quarters of... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2021


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Wall Street agency gives CT its first bond rating upgrade in 20 years

For the first time in 20 years, a Wall Street credit rating agency has formally upgraded its rating of... (Read more)

3 / 31 / 2021


State outlines medical conditions for priority access to COVID vaccine; clinics planned for high school students

Priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine will be extended, beginning Thursday, to people with sickle cell disease or Down... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2021


Is Connecticut’s outdated recycling system in line for an overhaul?

The conveyors at the Willimantic Waste Paper Company snake under, over and around each other – resembling a cross... (Read more)

3 / 28 / 2021


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CT revenues shoot upward once again

Connecticut’s tax revenue engine continues to hum, leaving the state poised — regardless of the coronavirus pandemic — to... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2021


GOP shows frustration over governor’s powers, comments on vaccine hesitancy

The House Republican minority lashed out Thursday at Democratic lawmakers over a one-month extension of Gov. Ned Lamont’s emergency... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2021


Sen. Chris Murphy steps carefully as border politics ripple north

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy mildly faulted the Biden administration’s care of the growing numbers of child asylum seekers at... (Read more)

3 / 24 / 2021


House approves bill delaying changes to police deadly force rules

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would delay changes mandating when police can use deadly force. “We... (Read more)

3 / 17 / 2021


House unanimously adopts measure to ensure lawmakers have a say in spending COVID relief funds

The state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to ensure the General Assembly has an equal voice... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2021


One year in: How COVID’s toll compares with other causes of death

Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the... (Read more)

3 / 14 / 2021


Pandemic relief promises CT temporary aid and hope of permanent change

The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package expected to land on President Joe Biden’s desk this week will bolster Connecticut’s... (Read more)

3 / 11 / 2021


MIRA plant a symbol of state’s struggle to move into 21st century

The Materials Innovation and Recycling Authority plant is a hulking presence on the Connecticut River along Hartford’s southeast flank... (Read more)

3 / 9 / 2021


With billions in federal relief on the way to CT, legislators assert their role in deciding how to spend it

After ceding unprecedented authority to Gov. Ned Lamont during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, the General Assembly... (Read more)

3 / 7 / 2021


Lamont rolls back COVID restrictions

Restaurants and other business can go back to full capacity March 19, masks and distancing requirements will remain in... (Read more)

3 / 5 / 2021


Senate sends data center incentives and town aid pledge bills to Lamont’s desk

Senate Democrats struck a compromise Monday with Gov. Ned Lamont to fast-track incentives for data center development in Connecticut... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2021


Norwalk photos: Protest against fracking gas plant

Connecticut climate activists caravanned from the State Capitol to the Governor’s mansion Saturday to call on Gov. Ned Lamont... (Read more)

3 / 2 / 2021