Latest Connecticut state government News

Agency says no new foods now subjected to meals surcharge

Sep. 19, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's tax department has determined no new foods should be subjected to a new surcharge on prepared meals. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont asked the Department of Revenue Services to reevaluate a recent policy statement that he said "too broadly interpreted" a new, extra 1% tax on...

Lamont says review of taxed, prepared foods under way

Sep. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday that Connecticut's tax department "too broadly interpreted" a planned surcharge on prepared foods and he has directed the agency to revisit which items should be affected. The Democrat said his budget office and legislative Democrats, who crafted the...

The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement

Sep. 11, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a tentative settlement between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (all times local): ___ 5:05 p.m. State attorneys general are offering mixed opinions on a tentative opioid-crisis settlement reached between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, owned...

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

Sep. 11, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A tentative settlement announced Wednesday over the role Purdue Pharma played in the nation's opioid addiction crisis falls short of the far-reaching national settlement the OxyContin maker had been seeking for months, with litigation sure to continue against the company and the...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Hurricane Evacuees story

Sep. 9, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Sept. 8 about housing aid for Puerto Rican storm evacuees, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of a legislator who voted against allocating money to aid organizations. He is state Sen. Rob Sampson, not Rob Thompson. A corrected version of the story is below:...

States, politicians back gun-maker in Sandy Hook appeal

Sep. 5, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Ten states and nearly two dozen members of Congress are joining the National Rifle Association in supporting gun-maker Remington Arms as it fights a Connecticut court ruling involving liability for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Officials in the 10 conservative states, 22...

Some states, towns skeptical over proposed opioid settlement

Aug. 30, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An offer from OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the Sackler family to settle some 2,000 lawsuits over their contribution to the national opioid crisis is receiving growing pushback from state and local officials who say the proposed deal doesn't include enough money or...

Connecticut estimates 200,000 impacted by immigration change

Aug. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Wednesday estimated as many as 200,000 residents, including tens of thousands of children on a public health care program, could be impacted by sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps...

Lawmakers are told port authority lacked accounting records

Aug. 20, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers were told Tuesday that the Connecticut Port Authority, which has come under scrutiny for paying a former board chairwoman's daughter $3,000 for office art, operated for a period of time without accounting records detailing bank transactions or formal written...

Records show Lamont putting priority on business leaders

Aug. 8, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has made it a priority in his first months in office to reach out to top executives across Connecticut, embarking on a charm offensive in a state that has seen some of its best-known employers, including General Electric, move away. Lamont, a former...