- Bill creating private-sector retirement accounts passes Updated: Apr-30-16 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - With the help of Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Connecticut lawmakers have passed legislation creating a retirement savings program for eligible private-sector employees.
- Time running out on Connecticut legislative session Updated: Apr-30-16 8:11 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Time is quickly running out for Connecticut lawmakers to finish their work this legislative session, including a revised budget for the new fiscal year that's projected to be $960 million in deficit.
- Connecticut House votes to toughen school threats penalty Updated: Apr-30-16 7:26 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are moving closer toward imposing tougher criminal penalties against those who threaten schools.
- House Oks bill aimed at rooting out abusive teachers Updated: Apr-30-16 7:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislation that requires local and regional school boards in Connecticut to take additional steps to determine whether teacher candidates have a history of sexual misconduct or abuse involving children has cleared the House of Representatives.
- Malloy says budget deal unlikely; Democrats disagree Updated: Apr-30-16 12:24 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's state budget deficit problems got a little worse on Friday night and it appeared questionable whether a budget deal can be reached before the General Assembly adjourns.
- Bill allowing medical marijuana for kids clears Senate Updated: Apr-29-16 11:52 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut's medical marijuana program has cleared its final legislative hurdle.
- The Latest: Malloy says budget deal unlike by adjournment Updated: Apr-29-16 11:47 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on budget deliberations between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and legislative Democrats, who are trying to reach an agreement on how to cover a projected $960 million deficit in next fiscal year's deficit before the General Assembly adjourns Wednesday at midnight. (all times local)
- Connecticut votes to criminalize attaching weapons to drones Updated: Apr-29-16 10:14 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Those who attach weapons to drones in Connecticut could soon face a serious criminal penalty.
- Bill expands kids' right to sue in parent wrongful deaths Updated: Apr-29-16 7:43 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut minors whose parent was killed in a wrongful death incident would have the right to sue for loss of love and affection, just like a spouse, under a bill that's moving through the General Assembly.
- Research supports blaming warmer waters for lobster decline Updated: Apr-29-16 5:45 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut researchers found no pesticides in lobsters collected in Long Island Sound in late 2014, a new study has found, boosting evidence that warming water temperatures are the main culprit in a huge crustacean decline that has decimated the local lobster industry.
- Fate of $12 Connecticut minimum wage bill is questionable Updated: Apr-29-16 3:22 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - It's questionable whether a proposal by Senate Democrats to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 will be acted on during this year's legislative session.
- Bill requiring schools to adopt consent policies progresses Updated: Apr-28-16 8:49 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut is moving closer toward requiring public and private colleges and universities in the state to adopt clear policies regarding student consent to sexual activity.
- Instagram videos lead to arrest in reckless driving case Updated: Apr-28-16 1:57 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Connecticut State Police say a man's own Instagram videos led to his arrest in a reckless driving investigation.
- Lawmakers optimistic restraining order change will pass Updated: Apr-28-16 12:06 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut legislative leaders were optimistic Wednesday that this is the year the General Assembly will pass legislation barring people with temporary restraining orders against them from possessing firearms.
- The Latest: House passes restraining order change Updated: Apr-28-16 12:00 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Latest on bill barring people with temporary restraining orders from possessing firearms (all times local):
- Yale president defends Ivy League school's tax-exempt status Updated: Apr-27-16 4:53 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Yale's president defended his school's tax-exempt status Wednesday as Connecticut lawmakers consider allowing New Haven to tax some university buildings.
- State police: Black bear fatally struck along Interstate 84 Updated: Apr-27-16 7:03 am
SOUTHINGTON, Connecticut - Connecticut State Police say a black bear was killed after it was struck along Interstate 84 in Southington.
- The Latest: Cruz shoots an airball at 'basketball ring' Updated: Apr-27-16 12:15 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters head to the polls in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland (all times Eastern):
- Clinton, Trump win primaries in Connecticut Updated: Apr-26-16 11:40 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Connecticut, claiming a narrow victory Tuesday over U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in a state where she campaigned on pledges to address gun violence.
- Tribes say letter shows new casino won't hurt slots deal Updated: Apr-26-16 7:27 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Leaders of Connecticut's two federally recognized Indian tribes informed state legislators Tuesday they've received preliminary assurances from federal officials that gambling agreements with the state would not be jeopardized by the proposed third casino they hope to open.
- Oxford animal control officer accused of stealing puppies Updated: Apr-26-16 6:50 am
SOUTHBURY, Connecticut - Oxford's animal control officer has turned herself in to Connecticut State Police on a warrant accusing her of stealing two pure-bred dogs from a resident in the town.
- Court: Law doesn't bar suits against cigarette manufacturers Updated: Apr-25-16 3:06 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Cigarette manufacturers aren't immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
- Man arrested, charged with threatening to bomb Trump rally Updated: Apr-24-16 11:44 am
WATERBURY, Connecticut - A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday.
- Ohio governor: Primary voters have 2nd thoughts about Trump Updated: Apr-22-16 8:53 pm
GLASTONBURY, Connecticut - Ohio Gov. John Kasich told Connecticut residents on Friday he's seeing signs some Republican presidential primary voters in states that already voted may have second thoughts about supporting front-runner Donald Trump and now want him to be to the party's nominee instead.
- Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence Updated: Apr-21-16 5:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored, saying Connecticut's bipartisan gun control legislation was a model for the nation.