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Former R.I. Gov. Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field
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Former R.I. Gov. Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to announce his campaign for president next week, NBC News reported. Chafee will announce his run for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination at the George Mason Center for Politics & Foreign Relations in Virginia, a campaign... Read »

May 30, 2015
Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee to Join Democratic 2016 Field

Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee is set to join the growing list of politicians challenging... Read »

May 30, 2015
Subpoenas on Federal Funds for Election Mailer

Subpoenas on Federal Funds for Election Mailer

The State Elections Enforcement Commission has issued subpoenas to the Democratic State Central Committee as it... Watch »

May 29, 2015
Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Analysis: Santorum Begins Iowa Campaign Without Key Staff

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum announced his second White House bid Wednesday afternoon — but several key... Read »

May 27, 2015
Lawmakers Vote to End Variable Rate Contracts

Lawmakers Vote to End Variable Rate Contracts

Variable electric rate contracts for residential consumers would be banned under a bill that has cleared the General... Read »

May 27, 2015
Teachers Union Alarmed Over Use of Student Data

Teachers Union Alarmed Over Use of Student Data

The Hamden school system turned over data to an education research group and leaders with one of Connecticut's... Watch »

May 27, 2015
Connecticut Adds 1,200 Jobs in April

Connecticut Adds 1,200 Jobs in April

Connecticut labor officials say employers added 1,200 jobs in April 2015, the 10th monthly job gain in the past... Read »

May 26, 2015
VA Hospitals Improving But Not There Yet: Blumenthal

VA Hospitals Improving But Not There Yet: Blumenthal

After marching in the Stratford Memorial Day Parade, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Veterans' Affairs hospitals... Watch »

May 25, 2015
Firefighters, Police Could See More Workers' Comp

Firefighters, Police Could See More Workers' Comp

Late Thursday and early into Friday the Connecticut Senate debated and eventually passed a measure that would... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Clinton at NH Brewery: GOP Threatening Small-Business Jobs

Clinton at NH Brewery: GOP Threatening Small-Business Jobs

Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by... Watch »

May 22, 2015
Minority Lawmakers Call for Body Cameras for All Police

Minority Lawmakers Call for Body Cameras for All Police

Members of the General Assembly's Black and Legislative Caucus called on the legislature to approve an amendment... Watch »

May 21, 2015
Rowland to Remain Free on Bail During Appeal

Rowland to Remain Free on Bail During Appeal

A federal judge says former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland can remain free on bail while appealing convictions in... Read »

May 21, 2015
Connecticut House Passes Bill Allowing for Sale of Tesla Cars

Connecticut House Passes Bill Allowing for Sale of Tesla Cars

A bill that would allow Tesla to sell its electric cars in Connecticut is moving forward in the state legislature. Read »

May 21, 2015
Connecticut Casino Bill Now Faces Uncertain Path

Connecticut Casino Bill Now Faces Uncertain Path

A bill creating a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in Connecticut must now clear the state... Read »

May 21, 2015
Who Will Get Shut Out of GOP Debates?

Who Will Get Shut Out of GOP Debates?

No, the first GOP presidential debate won't contain umpteen candidates crammed onto a stage on August 6. Read »

May 21, 2015
State Senate Passes Bill Allowing for New Casino in Connecticut

State Senate Passes Bill Allowing for New Casino in Connecticut

The Connecticut Senate has voted in favor of a bill that would begin the process of opening a new tribal casino... Read »

May 21, 2015
State Senate Votes to Ban Variable Electric Rates

State Senate Votes to Ban Variable Electric Rates

The Connecticut Senate has voted to ban variable-rate electric contracts for residential customers after some... Read »

May 20, 2015
Lawmakers Consider

Lawmakers Consider "Yes Means Yes" Sex Assault Bill

A bill that requires all Connecticut colleges to establish "affirmed consent" as the threshold for... Read »

May 20, 2015
New State Law Could Target

New State Law Could Target "Revenge Porn"

Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to update the state's anti-voyeurism law to include other practices, including... Read »

May 20, 2015
Senator Murphy Seeks Change in Trade Bill to Boost Manufacturing

Senator Murphy Seeks Change in Trade Bill to Boost Manufacturing

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy says federal trade legislation must include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. Read »

May 20, 2015
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