Latest Connecticut state government News

Lamont still hopeful for "doable" transportation plan

Oct. 16, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says he's still working to get state lawmakers "on board" with his latest plan to upgrade Connecticut's roads and bridges. Lamont said Wednesday his administration is talking daily with legislative leaders to secure support before the proposal is rolled...

Connecticut woman facing deportation granted a stay

Oct. 15, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman who was ordered deported because of past criminal convictions has been granted a stay by the Board of Immigration Appeals. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday the board also agreed to reconsider the case of Wayzaro Walton, who faced deportation even...

Water main break in Torrington affects 3,000 customers

Oct. 13, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut health officials say they're monitoring a water main break in Torrington that has affected at least 3,000 customers. Officials say the break was reported Sunday morning on the west side of the city and Torrington Water Co. crews are still trying to find it. State...

Connecticut governor to hold fundraiser for Biden

Oct. 12, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his wife are organizing a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at their home in Greenwich. The Hartford Courant reports the event for the former vice president is scheduled for Oct. 20 and the suggested contribution will be...

Court upholds conviction based on ID by single eyewitness

Oct. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Supreme Court upheld a two-decade old murder conviction Friday that was based on disputed eyewitness testimony. Tyreese Bowens is serving a 50-year sentence for the 1996 shooting in New Haven of Kevin Hood, a former high school basketball star. Hood was shot by a man...

State AG sues over refusal to honor state's pardon system

Oct. 11, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Attorney General William Tong filed a lawsuit Thursday against federal immigration enforcement agencies over the refusal to honor the state's pardon system as it relates to immigration. According to the suit, Tong argued the agencies abandoned 66 years of practice by...

Possible compromise on restaurant workers gets mixed reviews

Oct. 10, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A possible legislative compromise that attempts to address concerns raised by restaurant owners facing class action lawsuits over state wage and hour rules received mixed reviews Thursday. While members of the Connecticut Restaurant Association told state lawmakers Thursday they...

Officials cleaning up waterways after deadly B-17 crash

Oct. 7, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental officials in Connecticut are cleaning up firefighting foam that's ended up in local waterways following last week's deadly crash of a B-17 bomber. NBC Connecticut reports on Monday that the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has set up containment...

Flags lowered in Connecticut to honor fallen firefighters

Oct. 6, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Flags are being lowered across Connecticut to honor firefighters who died in the line of duty. Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont directed U.S. and state flags to be lowered to half-staff Sunday in recognition of the national Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, an annual observance during...

New attack submarine, future USS Oregon, is christened

Oct. 5, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest attack submarine, the future USS Oregon, was christened in Connecticut on Saturday. Politicians, shipyard leaders and Navy officials gathered for a ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, where they spoke about the importance of...