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Lamont sworn in as governor, urges Connecticut to think big

Jan. 9, 2019 5:16 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrat Ned Lamont was sworn in as the 89th governor of Connecticut on Wednesday, pledging to be a "straighter shooter, an honest broker and a good listener" who will not allow the state's budget challenges to define the next four years. The 65-year-old former businessman delivered...

The Latest: Gov. Ned Lamont's 1st speech receives praise

Jan. 9, 2019 4:07 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Inauguration Day and opening day of Connecticut General Assembly (all times local): 4 p.m. Connecticut's new governor is getting high marks for his first address to the General Assembly from Democrats and Republicans. Democratic Senate President Pro Tempore Martin...

Insurers agree to help cover some crumbling foundation costs

Jan. 8, 2019 3:43 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two insurance companies have agreed to provide a total of $10.5 million to help Connecticut homeowners cover the cost of repairing and replacing crumbling foundations, officials said Tuesday. The state has reached separate agreements with The Hartford and Liberty Mutual Insurance to...

Lamont to keep 9 of Malloy's agency commissioners

Jan. 7, 2019 7:02 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont says he's keeping nine of outgoing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state agency heads. Lamont, who will be sworn in Wednesday, announced the list Monday. He says his remaining appointments will be announced on a rolling basis over the coming weeks. The...

Lamont taps career employee to run child welfare agency

Jan. 7, 2019 6:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Ned Lamont announced Monday that the next head of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families would be a woman who has devoted her career to the child welfare agency. The Democrat said he decided to nominate Vannessa Dorantes after considering the possibility of...

New garage first step in redeveloping Hartford neighborhood

Jan. 7, 2019 11:23 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new parking garage for state office workers near The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is nearing completion and could be the first piece of a puzzle giving rise to a neighborhood that has been envisioned for the area for decades. The 1,007-space garage, is more than double...

Nonprofits to receive $31M in state grants

Jan. 6, 2019 3:28 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly $31 million in state grants is being distributed to 92 nonprofit organizations throughout Connecticut. The funding is part of the Nonprofit Grant Program , which helps groups pay for one-time infrastructure improvements designed to improve an agency's efficiency and...

Panel suggests no new courts for people addicted to opioids

Jan. 2, 2019 12:26 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut task force on Wednesday recommended against creating special state courts to serve people addicted to opioids, citing successful drug treatment programs already in place and the high cost of establishing such new courts. The panel, which includes top state criminal...

New DMV callback system credited with cutting wait times

Dec. 29, 2018 10:09 AM EST

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — The outgoing administration says it has made strides in reducing the time Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles customers wait on the telephone. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra (biz-DEER'-ah) are crediting new technology that was launched...

Connecticut taps nuclear plants to generate clean energy

Dec. 28, 2018 3:18 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear power plants in Connecticut and New Hampshire made the list of electricity producers selected Friday to generate the clean energy needed to help meet Connecticut's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Robert...