Latest Connecticut state government News

Extended gas tax holiday, pandemic pay on lawmakers' agenda

Nov. 23, 2022 16:21 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state legislators will return to the Capitol on Monday to consider extending the soon-to-expire gas tax holiday and increase funding for state pandemic payments to essential workers, as well as vote on several other initiatives aimed at helping residents cope...

40 states settle Google location-tracking charges for $392M

Nov. 14, 2022 15:30 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Search giant Google has agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with 40 states to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users' locations, state attorneys general announced Monday. The states' investigation was sparked by a 2018 Associated Press...

Connecticut’s Hayes wins 3rd term in US House, defeats Logan

Nov. 10, 2022 11:22 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jahana Hayes has won reelection for a third term, fending off a challenge from a former state senator in a Connecticut race that national Republicans had targeted and resisting a red wave that overwhelmed some of her fellow Democrats in neighboring New York. ...

Democrat Jahana Hayes wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 19:53 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Jahana Hayes wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.

Fresh off victory, Lamont considering gas tax cut extension

Nov. 09, 2022 18:05 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, hours after winning a second term, said Wednesday he is considering additional steps to help make life more affordable for residents, including extending the state's gas tax holiday beyond its looming Dec. 1 expiration date. The...

Contest for key House seat in Connecticut remains undecided

Nov. 09, 2022 11:43 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A contest carrying Republicans' hopes of winning a U.S. House seat in Connecticut for the first time in over a decade remained undecided early Wednesday. A victory for U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, a former national teacher of the year, would complete another...

Democrat Ned Lamont wins 2nd term as Connecticut governor

Nov. 09, 2022 09:50 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrat Ned Lamont has won reelection as Connecticut governor, defeating Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski for the second time in four years following a campaign battle that focused on abortion access, crime and the cost of living. The first-term...

Connecticut voters approve step toward early voting

Nov. 09, 2022 08:24 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure that gives Connecticut’s General Assembly the go-ahead to consider legislation that would create an in-person early voting system. Connecticut was one of only four states in the U.S. without any form...

Democrat Joe Courtney wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 09, 2022 02:19 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Courtney wins reelection to U.S. House in Connecticut's 2nd Congressional District.

Republicans hope to flip 5th District, Democrats hold others

Nov. 09, 2022 02:07 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans were still hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes early Wednesday after the rest of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation managed to win reelection. The national GOP has been enthusiastic about its chances to...