<![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 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:19:30 -0500 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 02:19:30 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Budget Analysts: Connecticut Faces Deficits in Billions]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:10:55 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
According to the non-partisan Office of Fiscal Analysis, the budget shortfall Connecticut faces in the short term of $100 million pales in comparison to what awaits the state over the next three fiscal years.]]>
<![CDATA[Worries Persist Over Cuts to Social Services]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:03:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StateBudgetShortPic00000000.jpg
With the announcement of more $50 million in state agency budget cuts, advocates for at-risk populations say some of the cuts to the social safety net are ambiguous.

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<![CDATA[Advocates Await Obama's Immigration Announcement]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:37:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+immigration+rally.JPG
The Latino and Hispanic community in Connecticut is a very active and politically influential group, which is why many in the state will be glued to President Barack Obama's immigration announcement tonight.

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<![CDATA[State Makes $54.6M in Cuts to Combat Budget Gap]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:39:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/111714statebudgetdeficitj00000000.jpg
State officials have announced $54.6 million in rescissions from state agencies in response to Connecticut's projected $100 million budget gap.

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<![CDATA[City Council Race Ends in Tie]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:25:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Padilla-McCann-Chula-Vista2.jpg
The razor-thin race for a Chula Vista City Council seat has ended in a tie, two weeks after Election Day, San Diego County officials say. John McCann and Steve Padilla each won 18,450 votes for the District...]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Speaks to Budget Shortfall]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:49:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StateBudgetCutsPic00000000.jpg
Gov. Dan Malloy told reporters Wednesday that the projected $100 million budget gap needs to examined through a proper lens.]]>
<![CDATA[State Investigates Hartford Voting Problems]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:16:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/111714htfdvoting00000000.jpg
The State Elections Enforcement Commission voted Tuesday to consider a recommendation from the secretary of the state, who filed a complaint over voting operations following an Election Day snafu in Hartford two...]]>
<![CDATA[Dems Won't Rule Out Tax Hike to Address Budget Woes]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:32:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/111714statebudgetdeficitj00000000.jpg
Two recent reports detailed some of the struggles the state faces when it comes to spending.

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<![CDATA[State Faces $59 Million Budget Gap]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:26:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StateBudgetShortPic00000000.jpg
The governor's budget chief told state agencies earlier in the week that they would have to watch their spending and face increased scrutiny over hiring.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Committee Begins Probe into Problems at Polls]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:20:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters+2.jpg
Hartford’s newly appointed Committee of Inquiry held its first meeting Friday to probe Election Day problems that turned some voters away from city polls and caused major delays at others.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Committee to Probe Problems at the Polls]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:27:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters.jpg
The Hartford City Council voted 8-1 on Wednesday to create a committee that will investigate the problems that caused delays at Hartford polls and sent voters home on Nov. 4.

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<![CDATA[New Technology to Speed Up Election Returns]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:15:24 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HartfordVotingMessPic00000000.jpg
Connecticut's secretary of the state said the recent election should be a distant memory when it comes to election returns – that the days of faxes, hand delivering results, and checking them one-by-one...]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Registrar Takes the Fall for Problems at Polls]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:38:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar.jpg
In an exclusive interview with NBC Connecticut on Wednesday, one of the Hartford Registrars of Voters apologized over last week's Election Day snafu, saying she failed in her responsibility to voters.

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<![CDATA[State Offers Help to Veterans Who Own Businesses]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:16:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/VETSBIZPIC111114.jpg
Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation joined Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and officials from the Department of Commerce to announce plans to help veterans who own businesses in Connecticut.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Praises President's Attorney General Pick]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 11:55:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/loretta+lynch.jpg
President Barack Obama nominated a New York federal prosecutor to replace Eric Holder as United States Attorney General and Connecticut's governor voiced support for his pick.

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<![CDATA[2015 New London Mayor's Race Already Taking Shape]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 20:17:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+london+finizio+passero.jpg
Seven months ago, New London’s first ever elected mayor told the city council that he had decided not to seek a second term.

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<![CDATA[Republicans Make Gains in Connecticut House]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 19:56:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6PGOPPIC00000000.jpg
Lost among the commotion of another very competitive race for governor in Connecticut was the fact that Republicans attained their highest number of seats in 20 years in the Connecticut House.

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<![CDATA[Weary Rivals in SoCal Race Hopeful]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:15:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DeMaio-Peters-June-Primary.jpg
The long, divisive road to the 52nd Congressional District seat stretches on for its two weary candidates, incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio, as officials prepare...]]>
<![CDATA[Tim Herbst Concedes Treasurer's Race to Denise Nappier]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:24:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nappier_herbst.jpg
State Treasurer Denise Nappier announced her re-election in an email to supporters Wednesday afternoon and Republican challenger Tim Herbst said during a news conference that he had conceded.

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<![CDATA[Secretary of the State Denise Merrill Wins Re-Election]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:35:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/denise+merrill.jpg
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will serve another term.

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<![CDATA[Hartford to Investigate Voting Problems, "Restructure" Registrar]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18:15:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters+2.jpg
After confusion and delays hampered voting in Hartford, the mayor and city council president are proposing policy changes to prevent a similar snafu from happening again.

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<![CDATA[Esty Re-elected in Fifth District]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:19:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/elizabeth+esty_722_406.jpg
U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty declares victory.

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<![CDATA[Merrill to File Complaint Over Hartford Polling Problems]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:06:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/late+voting+hartford.jpg
After a Hartford judge extended voting hours at two city polling places over early morning snafus, the Secretary of the State's office announced plans to file a complaint with the State Elections Enforcement...

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<![CDATA[Rep. DeLauro Wins 13th Term in Conn.]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 21:20:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Rosa+DeLauro.jpg
Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLaura, who was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, handily defeated Republican James Brown

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<![CDATA[Foley Concedes Governor's Race to Malloy]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:42:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+election+night.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy has won re-election in a bitter race against Republican challenger Tom Foley, who conceded defeat on Wednesday in a reprise of his narrow loss to the Connecticut governor four years ago.

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<![CDATA[Naugatuck Voters Receive 2012 Presidential Ballots]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:32:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/naugatuck+2012+ballot.jpg
A few voters in Naugatuck were surprised to see names like "Barack Obama" and "Linda McMahon" on their ballots Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Would-Be New Haven Voters Out of Time to Cast Ballots]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 01:28:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+same+day+registration.jpg
About 100 would-be voters waiting in line for same-day registration at New Haven City Hall were turned away when the polls closed.

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<![CDATA[$21M Berlin Police Station Vote Brings Big Numbers to Poll]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:13:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Voting+at+Berlin+Senior+Center+1200.jpg
Voters in Berlin have decided against authorizing $21 million in bonds to build a new police headquarters.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tot Wants to Vote ]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:35:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/195*120/Xavier+cries+p1.jpg
Xavier is only 3 years old. He cannot legally vote for another 15 years. But Xavier is passionate about the democratic process. The tyke went with his mom, Erica Hallman Nagy to vote this morning near...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama, Biden Give Final Push in CT Governor's Race]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 08:20:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama+biden2.JPG
President Barack Obama (D) gave an interview on The Colin McEnroe Show on WNPR on Tuesday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden (D) spoke to Chaz & AJ on 99.1 PLR. Both commented on the Connecticut...

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<![CDATA[Brief Ballot Shortage in Wolcott]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 06:27:27 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/election_day-jpeg-0ac21_4cf6cee44316fe68a2c606be136bca61.nbcnews-fp-1680-600.jpg
In addition to polling problems in Hartford, which caused many if not all locations to open an hour late, the Eyrrell Middle School polling site in Wolcott ran low on ballots for a brief time Tuesday.]]>
<![CDATA[CT's Last Dry Town No More: Vote Reverses Alcohol Ban]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:18:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/beer+bottles+generic+edit.jpg
Voters in the Connecticut town of Bridgewater made the historic decision Tuesday to end prohibition and reverse an alcohol ban in the state's last dry town.

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<![CDATA[Polls to Remain Open for Extra 30 Minutes for 2 Hartford Sites]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:38:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gov._Malloy_Addresses_Voting_Problems_in_Hartford_1200x675_352372291677.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s campaign filed a complaint in Hartford Superior Court, asking that voting hours be extended for an hour in Hartford because of delays and other problems at polling locations in the city this...]]>
<![CDATA[Polls Close Across Connecticut]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:24:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+polling+place.JPG
A Hartford judge ruled to extend voting hours to 8:30 p.m. at two city polling places hampered by missing registration lists early Tuesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Polls Open Across Connecticut for Election 2014]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:12:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/voting_generic_ballot.jpg
The polls open statewide at 6 a.m. and people will head to the polls to vote in several races including who will be the next governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Visconti to Remain on Ballot]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:46:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Visconti_on_Foley_Endorsement_1200x675_351467587666.jpg
Although unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti has suspended his campaign and thrown his support behind GOP candidate Tom Foley, Visconti's name will remain on the ballot and the endorsement has...

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<![CDATA[Obama's Speech at Malloy Rally]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:22:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Obama_Stumps_for_Malloy_1200x675_351911491671.jpg
President Barack Obama visited Bridgeport Sunday to speak at a rally for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy and Foley Face Off on the Radio]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:20:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/FINALDEBATE110314.jpg
In the final debate debate before the election, Gov. Malloy and Republican Candidate Tom Foley took to the airwaves to answer some final questions from voters.]]>
<![CDATA[Full Footage From the Last Governor's Debate]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 15:21:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+foley+chaz+and+aj+debate.jpg
Gov. Dan Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley debated Nov. 3, 2014 for the last time before Tuesday's election on Chaz and AJ's morning show on 99.1 PLR.]]>