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Showing 1/26/2021 to 12/9/2020

Senate leader pitches new state property tax on high-value homes

Revenues from this, capital gains tax, would bolster needy communities Connecticut’s tax fairness debate took another leap forward recently... (Read more)

1 / 26 / 2021

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Police task force seeks wider applicant pool for watchdog role

Four months after the Criminal Justice Commission deadlocked on whom to appoint as the state’s first inspector general, the Police Transparency... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2021

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‘It’s a nightmare:’ A growing number of seniors are unable to book vaccine appointments as problems mount

For weeks, the state’s top elected officials have touted how well Connecticut is doing in its coronavirus vaccine rollout.... (Read more)

1 / 23 / 2021

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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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The mob arrived. As police retook the Capitol, Himes told the story.

The first sign of trouble inside the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday came as lawmakers debated in a... (Read more)

1 / 6 / 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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