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'I've got to dig deep': Texas shooting tests Newtown parents

May. 25, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — As the mother of a girl killed at Sandy Hook, Michele Gay was devastated by the massacre at a Texas elementary school, with its aching parallels to the 2012 attack in Connecticut. It was all the more saddening in light of the work she has invested in the...

Parents swap, sell baby formula as Biden focuses on shortage

May. 12, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden stepped up his administration's response to a nationwide baby formula shortage Thursday that has forced frenzied parents into online groups to swap and sell to each other to keep their babies fed. The president discussed with executives from...

Man denies killing mother at sea to inherit family's estate

May. 11, 2022 20:56 PM EDT

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A 28-year-old man who was rescued from a raft off the coast of New England in 2016 after his boat sank pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he killed his mother at sea to inherit the family’s estate. Nathan Carman was arraigned in federal court in Rutland...

By chance, Polish cop helps Lech Walesa with flat tire in US

May. 11, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper who is a native of Poland got quite the surprise while responding to an SUV with a flat tire Wednesday — a passenger in the vehicle happened to be former Polish President Lech Walesa. State police said Trooper Lukasz Lipert...

GOP backs Klarides for U.S. Senate; Dems endorse Gov. Lamont

May. 07, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans endorsed former state House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, a moderate on social issues, to challenge two-term Democratic U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal in November. But she will still face a primary in August after two social conservatives...

Connecticut lawmakers, in night of normalcy, wrap up session

May. 05, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers closed out the 2022 legislative session Wednesday night after passing juvenile crime reforms, limits on marijuana advertising and making Juneteenth a state holiday, while also expressing gratitude that things were getting back to normal after two years...

Connecticut Senate sends budget with tax cuts to governor

May. 03, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate sent a revised, one-year $24.2 billion state budget to Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont's desk on Tuesday night that Democrats lauded as historic but Republicans derided as falling short for the taxpayers. While the plan cuts taxes by an...

Connecticut Democrats reach deal on state budget, tax cuts

Apr. 27, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Broad agreement has been reached on a revised one-year state budget proposal, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his fellow Democrats in the General Assembly announced Wednesday. The $24.2 billion plan, set to take effect July 1 in the midst of the election...

No salary? No problem. CT governor earns $26M over 3 years

Apr. 21, 2022 23:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's gross adjusted income for three of his four years in office totaled nearly $26 million, according to tax records released Thursday in a gubernatorial rematch between two wealthy candidates. Lamont's earnings came...

New labor deal with bonuses for state workers clears House

Apr. 21, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A multi-year labor agreement recently ratified by 43,000 unionized Connecticut state employees cleared the House of Representatives on Thursday, with Democrats and Republicans at odds over whether the deal is too expensive for taxpayers or ultimately saves the state money...