<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:24:23 -0400 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:24:23 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Decision 2014: The Lieutenant Governor Debate]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:53:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+lt+gov+debate.jpg
On this week’s show, NBC Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks moderates a debate among the three Republican candidates for lieutenant governor.

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<![CDATA[Decision 2014: Episode 2, July 20, 2014]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:24:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MalloyEDIT.jpg
On this week’s show, Gov. Dan Malloy, former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley and “Meet the Press” host and moderator David Gregory.

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<![CDATA[Immigration Debate Continues in Connecticut]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:44:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/immigrationpic7182014.jpg
The immigration debate continues in Connecticut after Gov. Dannel Malloy turned down the federal government’s request to house undocumented children at a facility in Southbury.]]>
<![CDATA[Decision 2014: NBC Connecticut Talks Politics]]> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:39:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/decision+2014+web.jpg
"Decision 2014" is a half-hour show of local political coverage that will make you better informed this election season.]]>
<![CDATA[Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:55:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/06-11-2014-medical-marijuana-generic.jpg
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot to low-income members, according to an ordinance approved by the city council on Tuesday. The city is also

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<![CDATA[Mark Boughton Formally Withdraws from Governor's Race]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:43:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Danbury+Mark_Boughton.jpg
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton has formally withdrawn from the Republican primary race for governor.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:30:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/450883992.jpg
Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen by his House peers Thursday to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who was handed a surprising defeat by a little-known GOP challenger in Virgnia's...

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<![CDATA[Malloy to Receive Public Campaign Financing]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:59:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy2.jpg
A state elections panel today released a fourth round of payments to candidates applying for public campaign financing.

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<![CDATA[Governor Vetoes Chocolate Milk Ban in Schools]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:56:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Governor+Malloy+with+chocolate+milk1200.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy said the nutritional value is too important to ban chocolate milk in schools when calcium is critical to children's bone development.

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<![CDATA[NBC's Chuck Todd: Why Cantor Lost]]> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:35:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000006784560_1200x675_278401091860.jpg
NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional seat in a stunning primary defeat Tuesday night.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy to Hold "Crisis Summit" on Metro-North]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:33:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/South+Norwalk+metro+north1200.jpeg
Gov. Dannel Malloy will be meeting with executives from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Metro-North on Monday for what his office is calling a "crisis summit" after several several...

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<![CDATA[Bush Has Knee Surgery in Chicago ]]> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:53:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP13042414604.jpg
President George W. Bush traveled to Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend to have a knee replacement surgery at the Rush University Medical Center's Midwest Orthapaedics. The former president had...

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<![CDATA[Governor Will Not Ban Chocolate Milk in Schools]]> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:29:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Chocolate+milk+ban+in+Connecticut.jpg
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy will not sign a bill to ban chocolate milk from school lunchrooms statewide.

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<![CDATA[Ethics Complaint to be Filed Against Hartford Mayor]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:12:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Mayor+Pedro+Segarra+bdget.jpg
Hartford's Independent Audit Commission says it will file an ethics complaint against Mayor Pedro Segarra due to the mayor's alleged failure to "uphold city laws."

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<![CDATA[California Governor Releases Record-High $108B State Budget ]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 11:11:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/169375696_8.jpg
California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a record-high spending plan for the Golden State on Tuesday, proposing to use $2.4 billion in unanticipated tax revenues to pay for higher-than expected health care costs and...

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<![CDATA[Poll Finds Most Residents Support Recreational Marijuana]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 16:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP169413737819.jpg
By a slight margin, most Connecticut voters support allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, according to poll released on Monday. Most of that support came from residents...

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<![CDATA[Q Poll: Gov. Malloy Tied With Foley in Reelection Battle]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 07:37:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Tom+Foley+Dannel+Malloy+1200.jpg
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy's approval rating is 48 percent as we approach the next election and he is deadlocked with Republican challenger Tom Foley, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released...]]>