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Gov. signs bills climate change, energy bills

Jun. 20, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed two bills into law related to climate change and renewable energy. The Democratic lawmaker says Tuesday that he signed the bills because climate change "poses a threat" to the state's residents. The environmental bill on climate change...

Governor: 21,850 ride new commuter rail line over weekend

Jun. 18, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 22,000 riders rode Connecticut's new commuter rail line over the weekend. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday the strong turnout shows "a sense of excitement about this long-overdue rail service." His office says there were a total of 21,850 riders over the course of...

New chief justice sworn in, vows to focus on equal access

Jun. 18, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Richard Robinson has been sworn in as Connecticut's first African-American chief justice and says he will focus on making sure everyone has equal access to the court system. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy swore in Robinson at the state Supreme Court Monday. Judges, politicians, family and...

Additional service added for new commuter rail line

Jun. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has announced that additional service is being added to the CTrail Hartford Line after more than 10,000 passengers rode the new commuter rail line during its opening day. The Republican the extra service is being added for Sunday. Free rides were being offered...

Governor to swear in new Connecticut chief justice

Jun. 17, 2018 9:28 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is set to swear in new Connecticut Chief Justice Richard A. Robinson during a ceremony at the state Supreme Court. Robinson has been chief justice since the Legislature unanimously confirmed his nomination last month. The formal swearing-in ceremony is on...

Commuter rail line from N. Haven to Springfield opens

Jun. 15, 2018 3:38 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — When Will Parson of Springfield, Massachusetts visits family in the Hartford, Connecticut area, it means either driving through traffic, shelling out money for a bus or arranging his schedule around the infrequent Amtrak train line. Beginning this weekend, Parson's trip — and...

Governor signs executive order to implement state water plan

Jun. 14, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order to implement a new plan for managing Connecticut's water into the future. The Democratic governor says he ordered the state's Water Planning Council to implement the plan Thursday. The General Assembly received the plan in January...

The Latest: Advocates: ICE not giving immigrant enough time

Jun. 14, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Connecticut man with renal failure (all times local): 5 p.m. Advocates for an immigrant who faces deportation to Honduras despite the need for a kidney transplant say a six-month reprieve won't be long enough. Supporters, including...

Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

Jun. 14, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal immigration officials granted a six-month reprieve on Thursday to a Connecticut immigrant facing deportation, a move his supporters say won't be long enough to allow him to undergo a scheduled kidney transplant. Dozens of people, including Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy,...

Report shows Connecticut gained more than 4,000 jobs in May

Jun. 14, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report shows that Connecticut has gained more than 4,000 jobs while its unemployment rate remained the same. Thursday's monthly Department of Labor employment report indicates Connecticut gained 4,100 net jobs in May. The state's unemployment rate for that month remained at 4.5...