| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — Despite serious objections from legislators Tuesday, the state House of Representatives narrowly voted to approve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's choice for public safety commisssioner.
In a largely party line vote, the House approved the...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:01 PM
HARTFORD — Due to a miscalculation, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget is now $54.5 million over the state's spending cap for the next fiscal year.
Malloy's budget office said Tuesday it is changing its calculation of the cap, which means the...
| 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 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...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 12:48 PM
In a major blow for an expansion of gambling, the Senate majority leader said Monday that a proposal to legalize slot machines outside two Indian casinos is dead for this year.
Senator Bob Duff, a key player who controls the agenda with the Senate...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:00 PM
HARTFORD — A bill that would legalize slot machines outside the state's two Indian casinos took a huge hit Friday when both the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes said the plan would violate their revenue-sharing compacts with the state....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:00 AM
HARTFORD — As the 2015 legislative session opens Wednesday, the idea of tolls on Connecticut highways has bubbled up as one of the top issues.
While tolls have been discussed for years, the concept has taken on new weight this year as both Gov....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July.
The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The Mohegan tribe and at least one legislator are interested in expanding gambling to include some type of attraction along I-91 to curb the flow of Connecticut residents to an MGM Springfield casino when it opens in 2017.
"From the business side, I can...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:04 AM
HARTFORD – It was a beautiful summer day for Vogel family members at the Capitol complex as they headed toward their goal of traveling across the country and eventually reaching all 50 capitols.
Courtney Vogel, a mother of three, was enjoying...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Connecticut law allows anyone from age 12 to operate any size boat unsupervised after they complete an eight-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple-choice exam. No test of piloting a boat in water is required.
That surprised and concerned some...