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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy
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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

House Republicans are set to get a new second-in-command this week, as Rep. Kevin McCarthy takes over Friday for outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The California native was selected for the position in June, after Cantor was handed a surprising defeat by a... Read »

Jul 31, 2014
New Bill Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks

New Bill Proposes Tax on Sugary Drinks

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro is pushing for a new bill that would tax sugary drinks in an effort to cut the cost of health... Watch »

Jul 31, 2014
CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

CA Has 1st Openly Gay Governor - For Part of Day

For eight or nine hours on Wednesday, California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins will be acting as the state's... Read »

Jul 30, 2014
Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Corruption Trial of Va.'s Ex-1st Couple: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say her marriage had broken down by the time a former... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014
Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Foley Tours New Britain With Mayor Stewart

Foley Tours New Britain With Mayor Stewart

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says he's still crafting his urban agenda policy, saying it's important... Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Decision 2014: The Lieutenant Governor Debate

Decision 2014: The Lieutenant Governor Debate

On this week’s show, NBC Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks moderates a debate among the three Republican candidates... Read »

Jul 25, 2014
Gov. Malloy Thinks of Sandy Hook Shooting Every Day

Gov. Malloy Thinks of Sandy Hook Shooting Every Day

Sandy Hook Always on Governor's Mind Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
Decision 2014: Episode 2, July 20, 2014

Decision 2014: Episode 2, July 20, 2014

On this week’s show, Gov. Dan Malloy, former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley and “Meet the Press” host and moderator... Read »

Jul 20, 2014
Immigration Debate Continues in Connecticut

Immigration Debate Continues in Connecticut

The immigration debate continues in Connecticut after Gov. Dannel Malloy turned down the federal... Watch »

Jul 18, 2014
Blumenthal Heads to Mexico Border

Blumenthal Heads to Mexico Border

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is traveling to the U.S. border with Mexico to see firsthand the... Read »

Jul 17, 2014
Decision 2014: NBC Connecticut Talks Politics

Decision 2014: NBC Connecticut Talks Politics

"Decision 2014" is a half-hour show of local political coverage that will make you better informed... Read »

Jul 13, 2014
Judge Won't Dismiss Charges Against Rowland

Judge Won't Dismiss Charges Against Rowland

A judge has denied a request by former Gov. John G. Rowland to dismiss federal charges that accused him of trying to... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor

Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
Foley to Receive $1.3 Million for Campaign

Foley to Receive $1.3 Million for Campaign

Greenwich businessman Tom Foley, the endorsed Republican candidate for governor, is set to receive more than... Read »

Jul 2, 2014
Mark Boughton Formally Withdraws from Governor's Race

Mark Boughton Formally Withdraws from Governor's Race

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has formally withdrawn from the Republican primary race for governor. Read »

Jul 1, 2014
New Laws Taking Effect July 1 in Connecticut

New Laws Taking Effect July 1 in Connecticut

Connecticut's revised state budget and a host of new laws, including a temporary moratorium on the storage... Read »

Jul 1, 2014
Lauretti Falls Short in Bid for Lieutenant Governor

Lauretti Falls Short in Bid for Lieutenant Governor

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti has fallen short of submitting... Read »

Jun 24, 2014
AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic... Watch »

Jun 25, 2014
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The Health & Wellness Festival is back in 2014! Read more
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