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Energy secretary: US offshore wind jobs should be union jobs

May. 28, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The growing offshore wind industry is often touted as a boon for job creation, but who will do the work? The U.S. energy secretary and Danish wind developer Orsted say they want American union workers to build offshore wind farms to dot the U.S. coastlines...

Connecticut boosts pay to lure summer staff for state parks

May. 27, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Conn. (AP) — As the summer season kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is still attempting to fill lifeguard and other seasonal positions, despite increasing the compensation. DEEP has boosted the...

States divided along partisan lines in response to shootings

May. 26, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control...

Connecticut to step up investigation of hate crime probes

May. 24, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials hope timely, stepped-up reporting of hate crime investigations by local police to a new State Police investigative unit will help lead to the prevention and detection of such crimes before something violent happens. A new law requires...

GOP governor candidate Stefanowski tests positive for COVID

May. 23, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, the Republican Party's endorsed candidate for governor, announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 60-year-old issued a statement saying he tested positive on Monday morning after learning he had been exposed to someone who was...

Suspension of Bridgeport cop in Black woman's case reversed

May. 19, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — An independent arbitrator says a police detective in Connecticut’s largest city should have his administrative leave reversed, after he and another officer were taken off the job earlier this year amid allegations of insensitivity in their handling of separate cases in...

Families can begin applying on June 1 for new child rebate

May. 19, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Eligible families can begin applying next month for Connecticut's new one-year child tax rebate program that's included in the newly revised state budget, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. Rebates of up to $250 per child are expected to be issued in late...

Feds: National Guard members on state duty can join unions

May. 18, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Department of Justice has given the green light to National Guard members on active duty for their states to join labor unions, despite a U.S. law that makes it a felony for military personnel on active federal duty to unionize. The department on Tuesday...

Lamont OKs greater state oversight of West Haven finances

May. 17, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to increase state oversight of West Haven's troubled finances. Lamont said there's been an “obvious lack of fiscal controls” in the city, which has been under the microscope after a former state...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 13, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Should girls lacrosse players wear helmets? Of course they should If the absence of mandatory helmets in girls lacrosse seems baffling, consider the history of protective equipment in baseball. The most...