Latest Connecticut state government News

Connecticut high court nominee who supported Amy Coney Barrett withdraws

May. 19, 2023 17:09 PM EDT

A nominee to Connecticut’s highest court withdrew her name from consideration Friday after state lawmakers raised questions about a letter she signed in 2017 supporting Amy Coney Barrett for a federal appeals court position. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont released a statement saying...

Connecticut high court nominee regrets signing 2017 letter supporting Amy Coney Barrett

May. 15, 2023 19:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A nominee to Connecticut's highest court told state lawmakers Monday that she would not have signed a 2017 letter supporting Amy Coney Barrett for a federal appeals court position if she knew Barrett would later vote to overturn Roe v. Wade abortion protections as a member...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 12, 2023 07:11 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 11, 2023. Editorial: Send lawmakers back to school before rushing decisions on future of CT colleges The word “college” should be synonymous with deeper thinking. Yet the recent discourse at the Connecticut’s highest...

Today in History: May 4, four killed at Kent State

May. 04, 2023 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 4, the 124th day of 2023. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing...

Probe: Jailed man died of cardiac arrest due to withdrawal

Apr. 21, 2023 17:36 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — The cause of death for a man who was found unresponsive in his Connecticut jail cell and died days later at a hospital was cardiac arrest caused by drug withdrawal, not an officer's use of force, according to a state investigation's findings released Friday. ...

Proposal to lower Connecticut income tax rates advances

Apr. 19, 2023 21:09 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state lawmakers on Wednesday night advanced a Democratic proposal to reduce state income tax rates, but for some legislators the plan is not nearly enough. Republican legislators, the minority party in the General Assembly, and some Democrats...

Restored Tennessee Rep. Pearson charts progressive path

Apr. 18, 2023 19:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Rep. Justin Pearson never guessed he'd be expelled for leading a gun control protest on the House floor after a deadly school shooting. Nor did he predict that he'd be propelled into the national spotlight, placing his state at the forefront of the conversation...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 14, 2023 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. April 13, 2023. Editorial: The costs of continuing mass incarceration Connecticut is one of the safest states in America in terms of violent crime. In the last 10 years, crime in the state has fallen by 30%, and all New England is well below...

Uproar in suburbia as New York looks to spur development

Apr. 07, 2023 15:54 PM EDT

For decades, the middle-class towns of single-family homes that ring many American cities have used zoning laws to ensure they stay much like they looked in the suburban boom after World War II. Apartment buildings in many places are simply not allowed, an exclusion that —...

Businessman gets 8 years in prison for theft of COVID funds

Apr. 03, 2023 14:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut businessman who conspired with a now-former state lawmaker to steal federal coronavirus relief funds from the city of West Haven was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for his role in the scheme. A federal investigation found John...