Latest Connecticut state government News

Connecticut town's residents warned to stay away from minks

Sep. 16, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's police force is warning residents to stay away from aggressive minks. In a recorded message sent to residents, Capt. Todd Olson of the Stonington Police Department urged people to stay away from a mink if the see one, The...

Connecticut governor to seek extension of emergency powers

Sep. 14, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that he wants to extend Connecticut's mask mandate for public schools beyond the end of this month when his pandemic-related emergency powers are set to expire. Lamont, a Democrat, said another 90-day extension of his...

Connecticut tourism officials trying to attract leaf peepers

Sep. 10, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

Connecticut tourism officials plan to spend more money than usual promoting the state's fall foliage in an attempt help the industry rebound from the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont helped launch the $1.4 million “Full Color Connecticut” marketing campaign Friday, which he...

Families of Connecticut Sept 11 victims gather for memorial

Sep. 09, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Margaret Eckert lost her brother-in-law, Sean Rooney, on Sept. 11, 2001. She lost her sister, Beverly, eight years later in a plane crash as she flew to Buffalo, New York, to present a memorial scholarship in her husband's honor. ...

Feds sign off on Connecticut plan to allow online gaming

Sep. 09, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday that Connecticut has received a key federal approval for its plan to allow legalized sports wagering, online gambling and other new forms of betting. The U.S. Department of the Interior has signed off on needed...

Officials express concern about local coronavirus outbreaks

Sep. 09, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials expressed concerns Thursday about inconsistent mask wearing and people shunning coronavirus vaccines after 37 people became infected in outbreaks at a summer camp, group home and a party. Gov. Ned Lamont and acting Health...

Connecticut to close Radgowski prison at end of year

Sep. 08, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday that his administration plans to close the Radgowski Correctional Center in Montville at the end of this year. The prison, part of the two-building Corrigan-Radgowski complex, is the second of three closures that were planned as part of...

Court mulls if bail is too high in Yale student killing case

Sep. 08, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with whether a $20 million bond set for a former researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology accused of killing a Yale graduate student is unconstitutionally high and how state judges should go about...

Lamont order will give nursing homes temporary staffing help

Sep. 04, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut nursing homes will once again be allowed to hire temporary nursing aides as they deal with staffing shortages during the pandemic. Gov. Ned Lamont on Friday signed an executive order that revives the state's nurses aides program that...

Connecticut redistricting panel announces 4 public hearings

Sep. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The General Assembly's Reapportionment Committee on Friday announced plans to hold one virtual and three in-person public hearings later this month to gather input on redrawing Connecticut's legislative and congressional district boundaries. ...