Latest Connecticut state government News

Connecticut releases $70 million for child care worker bonus

Oct. 06, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Full-time Connecticut child care workers will soon receive one-time bonuses of $1,000 under an initiative created to show the state's appreciation for an industry that's struggling to fill open jobs Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced that $70 million...

US Supreme Court won't hear troopers' appeal in records case

Oct. 03, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by the Connecticut State Police Union in its challenge of a police accountability law that allows public disclosure of certain state trooper personnel files and internal investigation reports. At...

Gun owners, rights groups challenge Connecticut firearms ban

Sep. 30, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision earlier this year, gun rights groups and firearms owners have launched another attempt to overturn Connecticut's ban on certain semiautomatic rifles that was enacted in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. ...

Stefanowski defends abortion stance in first governor debate

Sep. 27, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lagging in public opinion polling, especially among women, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski went on the offensive Tuesday, accusing Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont of lying that he would pose a risk to Connecticut's abortion rights law. In...

Top Connecticut court orders new trial for murder convict

Sep. 02, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's highest court on Friday overturned a man's murder conviction and ordered a new trial, saying a state prosecutor improperly commented during closing arguments on the man exercising his right to remain silent before the trial. The state Supreme...

Stefanowski releases tax returns, no consulting client list

Sep. 02, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski has released three years of federal tax returns showing he and his wife earned a total of $36.8 million during that time period, but he stopped short of providing details about who he earned much of that money from while working as a business...

Connecticut AG opens probe into school official's comments

Sep. 01, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Connecticut's attorney general said Thursday he will investigate any “potentially illegal discrimination” recorded in a viral video of a public elementary school assistant principal saying he'd prefer not to hire older and politically conservative staff, including Roman Catholics. ...

Catholic comments by Connecticut principal under scrutiny

Sep. 01, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An assistant principal at a public elementary school in Connecticut is facing an investigation by state education officials after apparently being secretly recorded saying he'd prefer not to hire politically conservative staff, including Roman Catholics. The...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 19, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. August 14, 2022. Editorial: State must take action on housing needs If there’s one lesson to take from the past two legislative cycles, it’s that Connecticut’s suburbs aren’t going to change unless they’re pushed. In...

Feds agree to honor Connecticut pardons, stop deportations

Aug. 12, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal officials have agreed to recognize Connecticut pardons as legally valid again and stop deporting people who have been pardoned for their crimes by a state board, reversing a hard-line stance taken by the Trump administration, authorities announced Friday. ...