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Governor signs legislation that could help equal pay efforts

May. 22, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed into law legislation that could have a major impact on the state's equal pay efforts. The bill, signed Tuesday and proposed by Malloy in his State of the State address this year, will prohibit employers from asking about a...

Malloy working on possible sports betting legislation

May. 22, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's already reached out to Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to discuss the ramifications of possibly legalizing sports betting. The Democrat said Tuesday his administration has also met with other groups that could be impacted, including the...

UConn president to step down in summer 2019

May. 21, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the 2018-19 academic year. The 55-year-old Herbst, who has led the state's flagship university since 2011, did not give a reason for her decision in a message to the university community....

Democrats back Lamont for governor but still face primaries

May. 19, 2018 8:15 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Democrats emerged from Saturday's convention unified behind Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont for governor, but facing an internal challenge from a younger, more ethnically diverse generation of Democrats. Lamont's running mate, veteran politician and former Secretary of...

The Latest: Democrats close out convention, endorse Wooden

May. 19, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic State Convention (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Connecticut Democrats are closing out their convention by endorsing former Hartford City Council President Shawn Wooden for state treasurer, but he faces a challenge this summer. Two candidates, former Wall...

Malloy to meet with lawmakers about sports betting ruling

May. 19, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he plans to meet with legislative leaders to discuss how to address the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that clears the way for states to legalize sports betting. The Democrat is meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday to determine what to do next....

Murphy rallies Democrats as he accepts nod for 2nd term

May. 18, 2018 10:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy rallied his fellow Democrats on Friday night, urging those attending the state convention to unite for this year's election, which could prove challenging for the party. Murphy, nominated by his party to seek a second term, will face Hartford business owner...

The Latest: Ganim complains Democratic ticket "too white"

May. 18, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic state convention (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim says he's disappointed with the how the racial makeup of the Democratic ticket is shaping up. The Democratic gubernatorial contender said Friday the potential lineup is "too white" and...

Connecticut recruiting LGBT families to adopt, foster kids

May. 17, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's child welfare agency has launched an initiative to actively recruit members of the state's LGBT community to become foster and adoptive parents, bucking recent efforts in some states to curtail gay adoptions. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday that...

Planned rail, bus fare increases and service cuts canceled

May. 17, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are canceling rail and bus fare increases scheduled to begin on July 1. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Department of Transportation Commissioner James Redeker (REHD'-eh-kur) announced Thursday the increases and service cutbacks are no longer needed because...