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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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rowland says he's leaving Conn. radio show 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:38 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, identified in federal court as a co-conspirator in a campaign finance fraud case, signed off from his afternoon radio talk show Thursday, saying he's leaving the station to "take care of some personal issues."

  • Conn. lawmakers: Chimp's victim can't sue state 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:32 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A Connecticut woman disfigured in a 2009 chimpanzee attack says she's "heartbroken" that lawmakers denied her request to sue the state for financial damages.

  • Hearing set for bill on Conn. child guardians 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:04 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A state legislative committee has scheduled a public hearing on a bill prompted by complaints from parents involved in contentious child custody cases.

  • Malloy encourages Kennedy to run for Conn. Senate 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 3:03 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he recently encouraged Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for an open seat in the Connecticut state Senate.

  • Conn. House GOP leader not seeking re-election 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 2:38 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - The longtime Republican leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives announced Wednesday he will not be seeking re-election and called his time in the General Assembly an "incredible opportunity" and thanked his colleagues for making him a better legislator and a better man.

  • Assisted suicide bill won't get vote this session 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:32 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would allow Connecticut physicians to prescribe medication to help terminally ill patients end their lives won't be voted on during this year's legislative session, the co-chairman of the General Assembly's Public Health Committee said Tuesday.

  • Conn. bill funds CT-N TV network's expansion plans 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 5:24 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - A bill that would funnel millions of dollars more in revenue to Connecticut's government affairs television network has cleared a key committee.