| Feb 15, 2015
| 4:00 AM
HARTFORD - For Dawn L. DeMatteo, the state budget is personal.
DeMatteo traveled to the state Capitol this week to warn legislators and advocates about the impact of potential budget cuts as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy prepares to release his budget...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 4:15 PM
HARTFORD – Two Republican senators roundly criticized her leadership, but Joette Katz held firm against independent oversight and at the end of a long afternoon was unanimously endorsed in a bi-partisan vote of the legislature's nominating committee...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:54 PM
Republican legislators grilled public safety Commissioner Dora B. Schriro Tuesday over problems in her previous job as head of New York City's prison system — including violent abuses of teenage inmates under her watch — but she still won a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 2:09 PM
The state Senate was moving quickly Friday to approve a series of nominees to various state posts on the bench and at the commissioner level.
Many of the nominees were placed on "consent'' calendars that are set aside for unanimous votes for state...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:10 PM
HARTFORD — Legislators handily approved a former state representative's appointment as a Superior Court judge Friday, despite strong opposition from the NRA and other gun rights groups.
Auden C. Grogins, a Democrat who represented Bridgeport in the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:18 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the executive branch budget by another $24.6 million Friday in an attempt to wrestle down the state budget deficit that has ballooned in recent weeks.
With expected cuts by the legislative and judicial branches,...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:50 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the executive branch budget by another $24.6 million Friday in an attempt to wrestle down the state budget deficit that has ballooned in recent weeks.
With expected cuts by the legislative and judicial branches, the total...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 10:43 AM
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says the governor and members of the legislature won't get raises this year, despite a state panel's recommendation that the elected officials receive a 10 percent pay bump.
"That is not happening this year, given the...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:11 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, giving his State of the State address that opened his second term Wednesday, said the state's traffic congestion is "unacceptable'' and demands a bold new approach toward improving roads and railroad lines.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:02 PM
A $10 million payment to Connecticut Children's Medical Center — approved Thursday without going through the legislature, and despite a state budget deficit — sparked questions about legal precedent and fairness.
The $10 million approved by...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:17 PM
The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital.