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Showing 12/22/2020 to 10/13/2020

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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Lamont raises fines to $10,000 for businesses that break COVID capacity limits

With an executive order that allows a maximum fine of $10,000 on businesses that violate COVID-19 capacity restrictions, Gov. Ned Lamont... (Read more)

11 / 25 / 2020

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Lamont urges residents to temper holiday gatherings to guard against COVID spread

Rebuffs call from teachers’ unions to end in-school instruction after Thanksgiving Gov. Ned Lamont appealed Monday for Connecticut residents... (Read more)

11 / 24 / 2020

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Lamont quarantines as spokesman tests positive for COVID-19

Gov. Ned Lamont and his top aides began a 14-day self-quarantine Friday night after the governor’s communications director, Max... (Read more)

11 / 14 / 2020

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Democrats have the numbers, but Lamont has the edge in next CT budget debate

Fiscal conservatives like Gov. Ned Lamont aren’t the only reason Democrats lack the leverage to reform Connecticut’s tax system... (Read more)

11 / 11 / 2020

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Pfizer could have 50 million coronavirus vaccine doses manufactured by year’s end

A limited supply of coronavirus vaccine could be available for some of Connecticut’s care providers and most vulnerable residents... (Read more)

11 / 10 / 2020

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Victorious Joe Biden: ‘We must restore the soul of America’

President-elect Joe Biden said he sought to become president in part “to unite us here at home” in a... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2020

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Blumenthal, Murphy back push for Connecticut voting reforms

While the nation was riveted on the evolving vote counts in the presidential election, U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2020

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Duff cruises to reelection as Senate majority leader

NORWALK, Conn. — Bob Duff has been reelected State Senate majority leader. Some Norwalk Republicans alleged before the election... (Read more)

11 / 6 / 2020

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With COVID cases on the rise, Lamont limits private gatherings to 10 people

With increased rates of positive COVID-19 tests in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced a new restriction on... (Read more)

11 / 6 / 2020

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Incoming House speaker sees big gains, talks legal pot, early voting

Donald Trump’s unpopularity in Connecticut helped state Democrats pick up even more seats in the General Assembly. It looks likely... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2020

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During the peak of the pandemic, deaths in Connecticut increased by 55 percent. COVID-19 accounted for almost all of them.

When the stack of death certificates began piling up in Patty Ulatowski’s office in Bridgeport in April, the extent... (Read more)

11 / 3 / 2020

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Not just Trump. Connecticut Republicans make suburban zoning an election issue.

Zoning – or, more to the point, what type of housing can be built in suburban neighborhoods – is... (Read more)

10 / 31 / 2020

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Connecticut’s COVID alert map gets redder – Norwalk named to list

Positive test rate at 2.3% The novel coronavirus is spreading in Connecticut with COVID-19 cases increasing in the I-84... (Read more)

10 / 23 / 2020

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Surging tax receipts take a huge chunk out of state’s projected budget deficit

Increased chances officials can escape the pandemic without a major state tax hike Connecticut got a shot of good... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2020

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At 3% positive, CT reaches another dangerous COVID-19 milestone — and much faster than the last one

It took all summer and the first three weeks of fall for daily coronavirus infection test rates in Connecticut... (Read more)

10 / 20 / 2020

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Census ends effort in Connecticut’s hardest-to-count tracts

The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday effectively ending the 2020 Census this week comes in what was expected to... (Read more)

10 / 15 / 2020

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CT faces its single-largest COVID-19 infection spike in four months

Norwalk sees 19 more cases The state recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 rate in four months on Monday, with... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2020

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The general election is already here. Here’s a snapshot.

Election day may be three weeks away, but the general election is unfolding right now. Around 3.7 percent of... (Read more)

10 / 13 / 2020

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