Latest Connecticut state government News

Head of crumbling foundations fund says $1 billion needed

Oct. 21, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The superintendent of a new captive insurance company charged with distributing millions of dollars to Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations is warning he doesn't have nearly enough money to address the problem. Michael Maglaras said he hopes to secure funding and...

State Police saved 268 lives with opioid reversal medication

Oct. 21, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 4-year-old program that provides Connecticut state troopers with training and equipment to reverse opioid overdoses is being credited with saving 268 lives. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation in 2014 that created the program, modifying an existing law that allowed...

Lamont releases tax returns, earned $18 million over 5 years

Oct. 20, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two of the three major candidates for Connecticut governor have now released their tax information. Democrat Ned Lamont, a wealthy Greenwich businessman, released partial information Friday about federal and state taxes paid over the past five years. Petitioning independent candidate...

Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Connecticut

Oct. 19, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — An armed man who had just gotten out of his moving car in a pharmacy parking lot was injured Thursday night when three officers opened fire on him when he turned toward them, Connecticut State Police said Friday. The man who was shot, identified as Ryan Holley, 41, of Meriden, was...

Connecticut man convicted of killing 2 teens dies in prison

Oct. 19, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man convicted of killing two teenage girls and suspected of killing a third has died in prison. The state Department of Correction said Friday that 61-year-old Pedro Miranda died Wednesday in the hospice unit at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield. No...

3 Connecticut governor contenders spar in debate

Oct. 18, 2018 7:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republican governor candidate Bob Stefanowski attempted to paint both his Democratic and independent rivals as fans of big spending and taxes during their second appearance together on a debate stage. In return, they accused the businessman and political newcomer on Thursday of...

Lamont eyes sports betting revenues to help seniors

Oct. 17, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has proposed spending proceeds from legalized sports betting to restore a local property credit program for elderly homeowners. While Connecticut has not yet passed legislation allowing sports betting, Lamont promised Wednesday...

Republicans find replacement candidate in state House race

Oct. 16, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Republicans have found a new candidate for Connecticut's General Assembly after the original one withdrew following criticism over comments he made online about victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill's office said Tuesday it...

New food operator license helps home cooks, bakers

Oct. 16, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Lauren Wodnicki's kitchen is clean and she's going to keep it that way. It's a requirement of the cottage food operator license she is pursuing to start a home baking business, Lauren Loves Cake. Wodnicki and others hoping to sell food they've prepared in their kitchen started to...

Bridgeport choir leader named as state teacher of the year

Oct. 16, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A woman who has taught music in Bridgeport schools since 1983 has been honored as Connecticut's Teacher of the Year. The governor and the state education commissioner visited Warren Harding High School to deliver the news Tuesday to Sheena Graham. The 57-year-old Graham was one of...