<![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 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:26:20 -0400 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:26:20 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Congressional Delegation Calls on Leadership to Extend Unemployment Benefits]]> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:23:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/unemployment6.jpg
More than 48,000 people in Connecticut don't have unemployment insurance benefits and the state's Congressional delegation will be at the Capitol in Hartford today to try to call attention to the issue.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Push to Stop Advertising of E-Cigarettes to Youth]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Liquid+Nicotine.jpg
Some local Congress members want to keep children from smoking electronic cigarettes and they plan to hold a news conference on Monday about their efforts.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Malloy to Run for 2nd Term]]> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 06:56:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy2.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy said today that he and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will run for a second term as governor.

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<![CDATA[CA State Senator Arrested]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:15:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/03-26-2014-leland-yee-leaves-court.jpg
California state Sen. Leland Yee has been arrested on public corruption charges as part of several arrests made by the FBI Wednesday morning during a massive FBI sting, the FBI told NBC Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[House Minority Leader Cafero Announces Retirement]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:41:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Larry+cafero+retirement+1200.jpg
House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. (R-Norwalk) has decided not to seek re-election in the fall and announced today that he retire at the end of the term.]]>
<![CDATA[Large Crowd Gathers for Doctor-Assisted Suicide Bill Hearing]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:41:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Assisted+suicide+bill+Connecticut+.jpg
Lawmakers will be debating a controversial bill today that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives.

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NECN]]> <![CDATA[Scott Brown Readies N.H. Senate Run]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:15:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP19064830984.jpg
Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts officially announced Friday he has formed an exploratory committee for a bid in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race this year. However, the Republican did not officially say...

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<![CDATA[Feds: DC Mayor Got Illegal Funds]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:45:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/20140310+Jeffrey+Thompson.jpg
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's 2010 campaign benefited from more than $668,000 donated illegally by a businessman with multimillion-dollar city contracts, federal prosecutors alleged in court]]>
<![CDATA[Back to Business after Presidential Lunch]]> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:08:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/President+Obama+at+Cafe+Beaureguard+Cafe+1200.jpg
New Britain cafe owner hopes visit will spur business]]>
<![CDATA[Voters Call Gov. Malloy's Tax Refund a Gimmick: Poll]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:42:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5D121512_malloy_5PM-E_NECN1500kMP4_640x360_2316664201.jpg
In January, Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposed using the state’s $155 million surplus to mail tax refund checks of up to $110 per household.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Voters Back Assisted Suicide Bill Almost 2-1 ]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:12:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/hospital-generic-loma-linda.JPG
Connecticut voters support allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives, a Quinnipiac University poll released today finds.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Dairy Farmer Gets Presidential Recognition]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:36:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Wade%27s+diary+picture.jpg
President Barack Obama was in Connecticut today to push his proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 and gave a shout-out to a local business owner.

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<![CDATA[President Visits CCSU]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:14:36 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/210*120/obama+af1_1.jpg
Images from President Barack Obama's visit to CCSU on Wednesday, March 5, 2013

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<![CDATA[New London Workers to Get $10.10 Minimum Wage]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:55:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+london+city+hall+722.jpg
The $10.10 minimum wage would be for municipal employees and contractors]]>
<![CDATA[Surprises, Runoffs Likely in Texas Primary]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Vote+Generic+Vote+Tuesday+Voting+Sign.jpg
Gov. Rick Perry isn't on the ballot, but a new member of the Bush dynasty is. Wendy Davis can clinch a feat no woman has achieved in Texas since Ann Richards. Heavyweight Republicans are trying to survive, and a...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Voters Support Minimum Wage Increase]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 08:27:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP487342670089.jpg
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that Connecticut voters support raising the state's minimum wage.

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<![CDATA[Jerry Brown to Seek Fourth Term as California Governor]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:00:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/02-27-2014-jerry-brown.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown made it official Thursday and announced plans to seek re-election. Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County in search of a fourth term as California's governor. The 75-year-old Democrat tweeted a

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<![CDATA[CA State Sen. Surrenders]]> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:40:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/california-senator-ron-calderon.jpg
Embattled California State Sen. Ron Calderon was taken into custody by federal authorities Monday after he was charged last week with a long list of federal bribery and corruption

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<![CDATA[ Special Election Planned for 61st Assembly Seat]]> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:29:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Elaine+OBrien+1200.jpg
State Rep. Elaine O’Brien died on Feb. 21 at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. She had held the seat, which represents East Granby, Suffield and a portion of Windsor, since 2010.

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<![CDATA[Subpoenas Released in FBI Probe of House GOP Caucus]]> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:45:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LOB_legislative+office+building.jpg
The FBI is investigating the Connecticut House Republican caucus and its use of campaign vendor mailings, and the House Republicans' chief of staff, George Gallo, has resigned, acknowledging he is a "person...

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