Latest Connecticut state government News

Senate Republicans unveil no-tolls transportation plan

Nov. 14, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Senate Republicans in Connecticut unveiled an alternative transportation plan on Thursday that doesn’t rely on tolls or tax increases but includes many of the same projects proposed by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont. The 10-year, nearly $18 billion FASTR CT initiative from the...

Lamont gets pushback on tolls from Senate Democrats

Nov. 13, 2019 6:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key bloc of Connecticut state lawmakers, Senate Democrats, told Gov. Ned Lamont on Wednesday they like many of the projects in his new, 10-year transportation improvement plan, but they don’t like relying on tolls to partially pay for them. Senate President Martin Looney of...

US-British diplomatic clash in store over Caribbean killing?

Nov. 12, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Anguilla are preparing a warrant for the arrest of a Connecticut man who refused to return to the Caribbean island to face charges in the death of a hotel resort worker, the attorney general for the British territory said Tuesday. Attorneys for Scott Hapgood, of Darien,...

Lamont says he plans to hold forums on transportation plan

Nov. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he'll hold public forums on his new transportation improvement plan. The Democrat said Tuesday that town hall-style meetings would be an opportunity for him to make his case, look people in the eye and explain why the proposal is "absolutely key" to...

Schools to offer courses with African-American, Latino focus

Nov. 12, 2019 10:24 AM EST

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — School districts are planning to implement a law passed this year mandating schools statewide offer African-American, Latino and Puerto Rican-focused courses. Waterbury is ahead of surrounding districts, as the city has already had a variety of similar courses both inside the...

New loan program for homes with faulty foundations launched

Nov. 10, 2019 4:44 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is providing additional help to homeowners dealing with failing foundations. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says the recently announced $20 million supplemental assistance fund will provide low-interest loans to cover home repairs beyond fixing the foundations, such as...

Lawmakers plan second hearing on port authority after audit

Nov. 10, 2019 11:11 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers will hold a second informational forum about the state Port Authority following the release of an audit that's raised additional concerns about the quasi-public agency's operations. The General Assembly's Transportation Committee will hold the Dec. 4 meeting at...

Lawmakers to hold forum on reducing high health care costs

Nov. 9, 2019 11:41 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers want to explore ways to reduce health care costs, including efforts taken by neighboring Massachusetts. The General Assembly's Insurance and Real Estate Committee plans to hold an informational forum on Thursday at the Legislative Office Building. They're...

Lamont to make pitch for new transportation plan

Nov. 9, 2019 10:19 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are expected to spend the coming days and weeks pitching the Democrat's new transportation improvement plan. The 10-year, $21.1 billion CT2030 initiative unveiled on Thursday is a scaled-down proposal that focuses heavily on fixing major...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 8, 2019 3:58 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Confronting our biases The Day Nov. 7 Inroads cannot be made in reducing personal or institutional racial bias without first admitting it exists. That message was delivered by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during "A Conversation on...