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Connecticut lawmakers seek compromise on switch to all-electric cars, after ambitious plan scrapped

Nov. 28, 2023 18:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A compromise plan to eventually end the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles in Connecticut could be worked out as early as next year's legislative session, state lawmakers said Tuesday. The move comes a day after Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont withdrew proposed...

Correction: Connecticut Court-Russia Probe story

Sep. 27, 2023 10:59 AM EDT
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story published Sept. 26, 2023, about the confirmation of Nora Dannehy to a seat on Connecticut’s Supreme Court, The Associated Press erroneously reported the vote total in the state’s House of Representatives. It was 120-18 in favor of confirmation.

Connecticut lawmakers OK election monitor for Bridgeport after mayor race tainted by possible fraud

Sep. 26, 2023 22:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve $150,000 in funding for a special election monitor for Bridgeport, as the state's largest city is enveloped in controversy after surveillance cameras recorded a woman stuffing pieces of paper into an absentee ballot drop box a...

Former federal prosecutor who resigned from Trump-Russia probe says she left over concerns with Barr

Sep. 20, 2023 18:27 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor who helped investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia probe said Wednesday she left the team because of concerns with then-Attorney General William Barr’s public comments about the case and because she strongly disagreed with a draft of an...

Police officer killed, another injured in Hartford after their cruiser is struck by a speeding car

Sep. 07, 2023 17:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A police officer was killed and another was seriously injured Wednesday night when their cruiser was struck by a car speeding through a red light while fleeing a traffic stop in Connecticut's capital city, authorities said. The driver of the car was arrested. ...