Latest Connecticut State General Assembly News

Ex-lawmaker's wife pleads guilty in COVID-19 funds theft

Jul. 12, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The wife of a former Connecticut state lawmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday in connection with her role in the alleged theft of more than $600,000 in federal coronavirus relief funds from the city of West Haven. Lauren DiMassa, one of several people including her...

Millions in COVID funds yet to be distributed to workers

Jul. 07, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A $34 million state fund created by Connecticut lawmakers last year to provide financial help to qualified essential workers has remained mostly untouched, Comptroller Natalie Braswell said Thursday. The program aims to help those who lost wages and faced...

Connecticut secretary of state to resign, citing ill husband

Jun. 28, 2022 23:46 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will leave office six months before her third term ends, telling The Associated Press she is resigning Thursday, effective at noon, to spend more time with her husband, who is facing serious health problems. ...

Melody Currey, former official, mayor, lawmaker dies at 71

Jun. 13, 2022 19:10 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Melody Currey, a former state commissioner, member of the Connecticut House of Representatives and mayor of East Hartford who “touched the lives of so many,” has died. She was 71. The Democrat's death was confirmed Monday by current East Hartford...

Lawmaker's trial delayed, jury dismissed amid video dispute

Jun. 03, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The trial of a Connecticut state senator and his 2018 campaign treasurer on federal fraud charges has been delayed indefinitely amid a legal fight over whether a 28-minute video that surfaced recently can be used as evidence. Jury selection began Tuesday...

Jury selection starts in trial of lawmaker accused of fraud

May. 31, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Jury selection began Tuesday for the trial of a Connecticut state senator and his 2018 campaign treasurer on federal fraud charges alleging they lied in efforts to obtain nearly $180,000 in public funds for his election bid. Bridgeport Democratic Sen....