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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Connecticut abortion law, tax changes to take effect Friday

Jun. 30, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's first major abortion-related legislation in years, which aims to legally protect providers and patients from other states’ bans on the procedure, will take effect Friday. The legislation was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly in late...

Appointee named to complete term of Conn. secretary of state

Jun. 30, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired official from the state attorney general's office will serve as Connecticut's secretary of the state for the next six months, completing the term of Denise Merrill following her resignation to care for her husband, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. ...

Lamont says 'tsunami' of retirements not as bad as predicted

Jun. 29, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The impact of the predicted tsunami of Connecticut state employees retiring from government service appears smaller than first feared, given an uptick in hiring and current state workers withdrawing their retirement paperwork in advance of Friday's deadline, according to...

Clinics scramble to divert patients as states ban abortion

Jun. 29, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

They call her, desperate, scared and often broke. Some are rape and domestic violence victims. Others are new mothers, still breastfeeding infants. Another pregnancy so soon, they say, is something they just can't handle. “Heart wrenching,” said Angela Huntington, an abortion...

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. ...

Gov. Lamont urged to address open jobs at union convention

Jun. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — While organized labor had high praise for Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont at the opening day of the Connecticut AFL-CIO political convention on Thursday, workers urged him to do more to help fill numerous open positions in state government and across the state. ...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

New US Lego factory raises concerns about North American HQ

Jun. 19, 2022 15:07 PM EDT

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Lego Group's recent announcement that it will build a new factory in Virginia has focused attention on the company's North American headquarters in Connecticut, with some industry watchers saying it may not be a good sign for the company's future in the state. ...

Connecticut diesel tax to rise 9 cents per gallon on July 1

Jun. 15, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's diesel tax will increase by 9 cents per gallon on July 1 after a scheduled rate adjustment released Wednesday by the state's tax office. The tax, which is currently 40.1 cents per gallon, will increase to 49.2 cents per gallon, according to a...