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  • Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin

    Public Safety Commissioner Wins Reappointment By Narrow Margin
    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...
  • Miscalculation Puts Governor's Budget $55 Million Over State's Spending Cap

    Miscalculation Puts Governor's Budget $55 Million Over State's Spending Cap
    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...
  • Advocates, Lobbyists Fear Cuts In Malloy Budget

    Advocates, Lobbyists Fear Cuts In Malloy Budget
    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...
  • Public Safety Chief Grilled Over Prior Job, But Wins OK For Reappointment

    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...
  • Slots Proposal Declared Dead For The Year

    Slots Proposal Declared Dead For The Year
    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...
  • Tribes: Plans To Expand Slots Would Invalidate Revenue Deal

    Tribes: Plans To Expand Slots Would Invalidate Revenue Deal
    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....
  • Tolls, Deficits, Drones Among Issues For 2015 Legislative Session

    Tolls, Deficits, Drones Among Issues For 2015 Legislative Session
    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....
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    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...
  • Mohegan Tribe, Legislator Talk About Expanding Gaming

    Mohegan Tribe, Legislator Talk About Expanding Gaming
    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...
  • Child Eventually Freed After Head Stuck Between Railings

     Child Eventually Freed After Head Stuck Between Railings
    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...
  • Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident

    Connecticut's Legal Boating Age Questioned Following Tragic Accident
    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...