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  • Connecticut House OKs $400M in tax credits for UTC 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:23 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a deal to grant up to $400 million in tax credits to United Technologies Corp. if UTC makes up to $500 million in upgrades and expansion and hires more workers.

  • Conn. House: horses aren't "inherently vicious" 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:17 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Members of Connecticut's House of Representatives want to make it clear they don't believe horses are inherently vicious, a response to a recent state court ruling.

  • Connecticut GOP offers state budget alternative 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:26 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor's proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state's earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn't include what the GOP calls Democratic "gimmicks."

  • Conn. state police troops to take routine calls 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:06 pm
  • MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut - Connecticut State Police began field testing a new dispatch system Wednesday that restores some functions to local barracks, partially undoing the consolidation efforts that began two years ago.

  • Boughton: Refund of Foleys donations not possible 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:47 am
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says he wants to return $750 in contributions in his bid for the Republican nomination for governor from a couple who pleaded guilty in a campaign contribution scandal. But the money has already been spent, Boughton said.

  • Repairs to end signal troubles on Danbury RR line 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:58 am
  • DANBURY, Connecticut - The Connecticut Department of Transportation is making some fixes to the Danbury branch line of Metro-North Railroad.

  • Conn. fracking waste moratorium bill progresses 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:59 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly.

  • Connecticut truckers: Tax exempt some repair work 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:33 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut truckers called on state legislators Monday to create a new sales tax exemption for repairs to vehicles damaged by chemicals that the Department of Transportation uses to clear highways of ice and snow.

  • Connecticut hopes to sell riders on bus-only route 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:23 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A half-billion dollar, 9.4-mile bus-only corridor in central Connecticut is nearly a year away from opening, but officials are already in high gear as they try to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home.

  • Right to record police a focus of Connecticut bill 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:37 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - When East Haven police officers arrested a Catholic priest who was videotaping them in 2009, it sparked calls for the state legislature to better protect the public's right to record the actions of law enforcement officials.

  • Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:07 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.

  • Lone candidate in debate backs Connecticut gun law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:45 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Senate Minority Leader John McKinney set himself apart Friday from most of his rivals for the Republican nomination for Connecticut governor by defending the wide-ranging gun control bill that was passed last year following the Newtown school massacre, a likely hot topic in this year's gubernatorial election.

  • State police investigate infant death in Putnam 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:34 pm
  • PUTNAM, Connecticut - Connecticut State Police are investigating the death of an infant in Putnam.

  • Conn. House rejects ban on modified grass seed 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:05 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly has rejected a proposed ban on genetically modified grass seed that was approved by the Senate.

  • Bush gets ovation from Connecticut Republicans 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:17 pm
  • STAMFORD, Connecticut - Former Florida governor and possible presidential candidate Jeb Bush says Republicans need to present a "hopeful, optimistic" vision to voters, restoring opportunities for social mobility and reforming immigration laws.

  • Connecticut House backs campus assault measure 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:58 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday that would overhaul how college and university officials in the state respond to sexual assault and violence on campus.

  • $200M prekindergarten plan unveiled in Connecticut 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:19 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state would spend $200 million over 10 years to expand statewide prekindergarten programs under an ambitious plan that leaders of the Connecticut legislature announced Wednesday.

  • Court: Bridgeport ex-mayor can't get law license 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:55 pm
  • NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a decision denying a law license for former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, citing the extent of his criminal conduct that led to his conviction on corruption charges and insufficient evidence of rehabilitation.

  • Famous Kennedy name to be on Connecticut ballot 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:32 pm
  • BRANFORD, Connecticut - Ted Kennedy Jr. has long had his famous name bandied about as a potential candidate for high political office while he worked for the disabled, campaigned for others and gave a stirring eulogy for his father.

  • Ky, Conn., governors betting on title game 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:07 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy are wagering local delicacies on their home teams in the NCAA Championship men's basketball game.

  • Jepsen in race for 2nd term as attorney general 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:57 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, touting his record and defending his low-key style, announced Monday he's seeking a second term.

  • Conviction upheld in 2008 killing in Connecticut 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 1:56 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's second-highest court upheld Monday the murder conviction of a former Watertown man serving a 40-year prison sentence for killing a motorcycle club leader in Torrington in 2008.

  • Conn. GOP governor hopefuls to face off in debate 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:04 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Five of the six Republicans hoping to become Connecticut's next governor are expected to face off in their first debate.

  • Blumenthal, Esty to discuss curbs on e-cigarettes 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 3:35 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will host a discussion in Hartford about their efforts to curb the use of electronic cigarettes by children and adolescents.

  • Jeb Bush to headline Conn. GOP fundraiser 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 3:38 pm
  • STAMFORD, Connecticut - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is starring at the Connecticut Republican Party's 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner.