- Bill would require infant sleep info be provided to parents Updated: May-06-15 4:02 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut hospitals would be required to provide parents of newborns with information about safe sleep practices under a bill being considered by state lawmakers.
- Bill stops police from enforcing local ordinances elsewhere Updated: May-05-15 5:38 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would prevent Connecticut municipal police officers from crossing into another community to enforce their town's ordinances cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday.
- Connecticut lawmakers grapple with ivory, rhino tusk ban Updated: May-05-15 4:04 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are wrestling with a bill that bans the import, sale and purchase of ivory or rhinoceros horns, with some voicing concern about the impact on collectors whose treasures could be rendered worthless.
- New England states launch regional crackdown on speeding Updated: May-04-15 3:34 pm
WINDSOR, Connecticut - State police across New England on Monday launched the region's first coordinated crackdown on speeding and failing to wear seat belts.
- Connecticut bill would boost child support enforcement funds Updated: May-03-15 1:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are considering ways to improve collection of past due child support payments.
- Hartford man convicted in second gang-related shooting Updated: May-01-15 7:53 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A 25-year-old Hartford man who recently had a 100-year sentence set aside by the state Supreme Court has been convicted in another murder case.
- Officials: Connecticut distracted driving campaign a success Updated: Apr-30-15 4:07 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Authorities are calling Connecticut's anti-distracted driving initiative a success.
- Connecticut lawmaker holds fast to 1st-in-flight claim Updated: Apr-30-15 2:07 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Connecticut lawmaker says he won't back down on his state's claims that another aviator beat the Wright brothers into flight, despite calls by an Ohio nonprofit group.
- Committee passes plan that increases Connecticut taxes Updated: Apr-29-15 6:42 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The General Assembly's tax committee approved a Democratic plan on Wednesday that would increase personal income tax rates for high-earners, extend Connecticut's sales tax to more services and authorize the gambling game keno.
- Connecticut Supreme Court hears death-row inmate's appeal Updated: Apr-29-15 4:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - An attorney for a man sentenced to death for killing a Waterbury police officer has argued an appeal before the state Supreme Court.
- Requiring police body cameras stripped from Connecticut bill Updated: Apr-28-15 2:35 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A legislative committee has stripped a bill of language that would require Connecticut police officers to wear body cameras.
- Teen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital Updated: Apr-28-15 12:11 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.
- Ex-chief of staff for state House GOP admits to mail fraud Updated: Apr-27-15 9:12 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans has pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.
- Malloy vetoes Meriden community college anti-closure bill Updated: Apr-27-15 6:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill that would have blocked the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education from closing any campus or manufacturing programs without legislative approval.
- Connecticut state police seeking armed robbery suspect Updated: Apr-26-15 11:43 am
SOMERS, Connecticut - Connecticut State Police say they are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store in Somers.
- Connecticut governor says MTA has 'more respectful attitude' Updated: Apr-24-15 4:58 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he believes the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a "more respectful attitude" toward the state in the wake of various crises involving the commuter rail network's Metro-North Railroad.
- Connecticut GOP offers alternative budget, targets state OT Updated: Apr-24-15 4:23 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The minority party in the Connecticut General Assembly offered an alternative state budget proposal on Friday that replenishes many of the Democratic governor's controversial, proposed spending cuts while reducing state employee overtime and imposes a wage freeze next year.
- Clarification: New England Energy story Updated: Apr-24-15 11:23 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England's six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. The story should have made clear that the statement was agreed to by all six leaders, including New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who did not attend the gathering in Hartford.
- Connecticut Senate passes juvenile justice compromise Updated: Apr-22-15 6:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state Senate on Wednesday passed a compromise bill, after two previous failed attempts, which will bring Connecticut in line with two U.S. Supreme Court rulings addressing lengthy prison sentences for juvenile offenders.
- House gives final approval to Connecticut chief justice Updated: Apr-22-15 5:44 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - State lawmakers have overwhelmingly voted to reconfirm Chase Rogers as chief justice of the Connecticut State Supreme Court.
- Storms push Connecticut DOT over-budget by $13 million Updated: Apr-21-15 4:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A spate of winter storms is being blamed for much of a projected $18 million deficit in the Connecticut Department of Transportation budget.
- Mental health funding cuts stir outcry in Connecticut Updated: Apr-19-15 9:32 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut money from a state grant program to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut, who warn patients will suffer from a lack of services.
- Connecticut bill would allow use of experimental drugs Updated: Apr-18-15 9:55 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access drugs not approved for general use is moving through the Connecticut General Assembly.
- Mohegans raise new concerns with Connecticut keno bill Updated: Apr-15-15 4:28 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Newly submitted testimony shows the Mohegan Tribe now has issues with a bill that would allow the Connecticut Lottery Corporation to offer keno.
- UConn's Auriemma pitches at Capitol for university spending Updated: Apr-15-15 8:40 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A heavy hitter appeared at the Capitol to persuade lawmakers to spare the flagship state university from significant spending cuts.