<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Political News, NY and CT Politics, and More]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:07:38 -0400 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 03:07:38 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Trump Blames Border for SF Shooting]]> Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:44:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/DonaldTrump_Getty_07032015.jpg
Donald Trump on Friday blamed the United States' vulnerable southern border for this week's fatal shooting of a woman at Pier 14 in San Francisco after authorities arrested an undocumented immigrant in...

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<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls Flood NH for July 4 Weekend]]> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:33:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP136093298170.jpg
Presidential hopefuls are going on parade throughout the Granite State this July 4. At least seven 2016 candidates will spend Independence Day courting residents who will vote in the nation's first presidential...

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<![CDATA[Plan for Longer Double Tractor-Trailers Raises Concerns]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:05:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/blumenthalstill063115.jpg
A move to make states permit longer double tractor-trailers is progressing quickly through Congress, and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal today called on safety advocates to strip the provision from the...]]>
<![CDATA[Microbead Ban Set to Go Into Effect]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:01:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/microbeads00000000.jpg
Connecticut is on track to become the latest state to either ban or put new limits on the sale and manufacture of plastic microbeads found in many cosmetic products.]]>
<![CDATA[Lawmakers Approve New Requirement for Vaccine Exemptions]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:44:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/169*120/meningitis5.jpg
The Connecticut General Assembly has approved a measure that would require parents to get the certification of a judge, notary or attorney before they can cite a religious exemption for their child's...]]>
<![CDATA[Peas in Guacamole? Obama Weighs in on Twitter Debate ]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:15:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/guacamole-GettyImages-456804252.gif
President Barack Obama has a message for The New York Times: please don't pass the peas.

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<![CDATA[New Connecticut Laws Go Into Effect for 2015]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:41:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
Dozens of new laws go into effect in Connecticut Wednesday, July 1.]]>
<![CDATA[Donald Trump: "I Don't Think It Matters If I'm Nice"]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/donald-trump-univision-pone-fin-a-relacion-comercial.jpg
Donald Trump spoke in New Hampshire Tuesday night, just one day after getting dumped by NBC Universal and Univision due to his comments about Mexican immigrants.]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Overtime Proposal Could Impact 40,000 CT Workers]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:21:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/generic+money+new.jpg
President Barack Obama's announcement that he wants the Department of Labor to change the rules for who could demand overtime pay was met wit trepidation from some in the business community but joy from...

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<![CDATA[State Bans Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:49:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pasta-de-diente-microbeads.jpg
Connecticut lawmakers have banned the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics, according to the office of State Rep. Terry Backer.]]>
<![CDATA[Elizabeth Warren Rallies CT Democrats at Annual Dinner]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:05:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/delauro+warren+jjb.jpg
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren fired up the crowd of more than 1,300 Connecticut Democrats at the annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner, the largest fundraising event for the party each year.]]>
<![CDATA[Special Session Underway With Tax and Budget on Tap]]> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:12:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
Lawmakers convened Monday for a special session to hammer out final details on the budget as well as several other proposals that died in the final moments of the regular session.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Reacts to City Rating Downgrade]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:40:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Segarra_Calls_Voting_Problems_Inexcusable_1200x675_352556611578.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra downplayed the significance of a downgrade from Moody’s Investors Service during an interview Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida's Rick Scott Recruits Businesses in Norwalk]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:06:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rick+scott+norwalk.JPG
Florida Gov. Rick Scott told a group of business owners at a Norwalk hotel Friday that the primary reason for his trip to Connecticut is to convince businesses to relocate to the Sunshine State.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 Hopefuls on Gay Marriage Ruling]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478464492_PRide.jpg
The presidential candidates’ reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage broke down predictably along party lines — with Democrats tweeting about love and Republicans criticizing...

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<![CDATA[Fla. Governor Visits Conn. Amid Ominous Economic Reports]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:29:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+capitol+new.jpg
Florida Gov. Rick Scott arrived in Connecticut Thursday for meetings with business owners and corporate leaders in an effort to recruit them to move to the Sunshine State.]]>
<![CDATA[Cuts Could Mean Fewer Mammograms for Poor]]> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 18:47:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/3-D+Mammograms.jpg
If lawmakers approve Medicaid reimbursement cuts during next week's Special Session, potentially thousands of poor women could go without mammograms, which can be life saving.

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<![CDATA[Budget Battle Continues as Democrats Meet]]> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:07:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
Members of the House Democratic caucus gathered in the office of the House Speaker Brendan Sharkey to discuss the next steps when it comes to crafting the state's biennium budget.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Lures Connecticut Companies With Radio Ads]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:20:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/florida+radio+ads.jpg
Joining the likes of Indiana, Georgia, and Texas, Florida Gov. Rick Scott's economic development arm has purchased radio ad time to recruit Connecticut companies to move to the Sunshine State.]]>
<![CDATA[Raisin Program Unconstitutional: Supreme Court]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:06:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP060410025294raisins62215.jpg
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can't force raisin farmers to give up part of their annual crop for less than it's worth, a victory for conservative groups that hailed the decision as a win...

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<![CDATA[ Maine Sen. Angus King Diagnosed With Cancer ]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:15:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AngusKing1.jpg
Sen. Angus King of Maine said Monday he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery on Friday. The 71-year-old independent said the cancer was discovered early, during a routine annual...

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<![CDATA[Clinton and Sanders Top Candidates on Facebook]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:00:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hilary-GettyImages-477234226.jpg
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders lead the pack of presidential candidates in early primary and caucus states — at least in terms of Facebook likes and interactions. Discussion on the social network in...]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Maron Interviews Obama]]> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:14:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/presobamamarcmarongetty123456-horz.jpg
President Barack Obama visited with comedian Marc Maron in the garage of his Highland Park home Friday at the end of a two-day visit to Southern California. The host of "WTF With Marc Maron" announced in...

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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:38:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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