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State offers $50,000 reward in unsolved veteran killing case

Nov. 21, 2019 10:19 AM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials have announced a $50,000 reward for information that would help solve the killing of an Air Force veteran. The Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that Gov. Ned Lamont approved the maximum reward allowed by state law in the case of...

Connecticut House Democrats suggest tolling only trucks

Nov. 19, 2019 7:17 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic leaders of the Connecticut House of Representatives suggested Tuesday the governor reconsider tolling just big trucks, a concept the Democrat campaigned on during last year’s election but later discarded in favor of tolling all vehicles. House Speaker Joe...

Speeding up Connecticut to NYC commute key focus on plans

Nov. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Making it easier and faster to travel to and from New York City is a big selling point for two newly proposed multi-billion-dollar plans to overhaul Connecticut’s transportation system. Democrats and Republicans contend a quick and smooth commute is in Connecticut’s...

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...

Plastic bag tax generates much less cash than budgeted

Nov. 12, 2019 6:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new state report indicates Connecticut consumers are remembering to bring their own bags to the supermarket. Revenue estimates released Tuesday by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's budget office and the legislative Office of Fiscal Analysis project the new 10-cent fee for disposable...

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...

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...