<![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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:16:47 -0400 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:16:47 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[State Officials Consider “Yes Means Yes” Bill]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/College-student-generic-bac.jpg
The Connecticut state legislature is considering the so-called “Yes Means Yes” bill to set a standard on college campuses on what it means to consent to sex.]]>
<![CDATA[Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Speaks in NH]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:22:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/cruz-AP938170470053.jpg
Just days after making his presidential candidacy official, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is in New Hampshire for a two-day swing. Cruz was the first major candidate to announce a run for president.

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<![CDATA[Major Property Tax Bill Faces Opposition]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:20:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/car+generic+1.jpg
A proposal from the top member of the Connecticut Senate faces some renewed opposition just a day before it could be sent to the powerful Finance Committee.

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<![CDATA[Deficit Looms as Top Officials Bicker Over Budget]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:12:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
At $190 million, the most recent deficit projection puts the state on a crash course for a deficit mitigation plan.]]>
<![CDATA[CA Attorney General Moves to End Anti-Gay Initiative]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:44:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/file-kamala-harris-ca-ag.jpg
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a state court on Wednesday for permission to reject a proposed ballot initiative stipulating that anyone who engages in gay sex be killed.

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<![CDATA[New Haven Mayor Toni Harp to Seek Re-Election]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 21:05:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/new+haven+mayor+toni+harp+1.jpg
New Haven Toni Harp has launched a campaign website and filed the necessary paperwork to run for re-election later this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Tax Hikes on Table to Balance State Budget]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:25:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
The chairman of the General Assembly's Finance Committee says "everything is on the table" in order to balance the state's budget, and that could include higher taxes for the wealthy.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Would Create Political "Do-Not-Call" List]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:41:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Connecticut+State+Capitol+edited.jpg
With support from both Democrats and Republicans, the Judiciary Committee is backing a bill that would create a statewide "do-not-call" list for political robocalls.

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<![CDATA[Calif. Gov.: Cruz Unfit for WH]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:02:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/brown-cruz.jpg
Calfiornia Gov. Jerry Brown tore into climate change skeptics on Sunday, saying one major presidential hopeful's position on climate change should disqualify him from the highest office in the nation.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Stumbles as New Candidate Enters Race]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:17:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MayorsRacePic00000000.jpg
As a new challenger enters the race for Hartford mayor, incumbent Pedro Segarra has fired his second campaign manager in just over a week.]]>
<![CDATA[Proposal Would Widen Scope of DNA Sampling]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:26:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DNAtestingPic00000000.jpg
Four people have been exonerated by DNA evidence in Connecticut since the technology became reliable for investigations.]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Budget Hole Grows Deeper]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:41:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
Connecticut faces a significantly larger operating deficit than last month.]]>
<![CDATA[Lewinsky Talks Cyberbullying, Affair on TED Stage]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:39:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/TED2015_031915_2DD7163.jpg
Monica Lewinsky spoke bluntly about cyberbullying and her own experience in the public spotlight Thursday, as the she took the stage for one of her most prominent appearances since her affair with President Bill...

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<![CDATA[Feds Probe Ex-Rep. Schock: AP]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:13:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP326057663792_RepSchock.jpg
The Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors,...

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<![CDATA[Pilot Program for Police Body Cameras Clears Committee]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:28:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police+body+camera+generic.jpg
State legislators have approved a proposal that would give state money to three Connecticut municipalities to purchase body cameras for their police departments.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Considers Assisted Suicide Bill]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:36:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MyLife00000001.jpg
State legislators heard deeply divided testimony Wednesday on a proposal that would allow for doctors to work with patients and prescribe drugs that would lead to their deaths.

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<![CDATA[Budget Cuts Could Drive the Elderly Into Nursing Homes]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 19:37:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Health00000000.jpg
Buried in hundreds of millions in cuts in the governor's budget is about $3 million in reductions for the state's Home Care Program for Elders, which allows seniors who meet certain financial eligibility...]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee Ahead of NH Visit]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:29:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP333051909036.jpg
Business mogul Donald Trump is considering throwing his hat in the 2016 ring, announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee. "We have lost the respect of the entire world," Trump said in...

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<![CDATA[Ill. Rep. Aaron Schock Resigns]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:18:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Aaron-Schock-blurb1.jpg
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock resigned from Congress Tuesday following questions surrounding misuse of funds in his campaign and congressional spending accounts, including reports that he redecorated his office...]]>
<![CDATA[Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's "Downton Abbey" Office]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/schock-th-462707536.jpg
Photos of Rep. Aaron Schock's (R-IL) new office in the Rayburn Office Building, which was designed to resemble the dining room of the PBS show 'Downton Abbey,' on January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. The interior

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<![CDATA[Governor Chooses Hamden Mayor for State Position]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Scott+Jackson.JPG
Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson has been chosen for a position in state government.

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<![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Gets New Campaign Manager]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:21:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Segarra_Calls_Voting_Problems_Inexcusable_1200x675_352556611578.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra announced Saturday that he has a new campaign manager for his mayoral run to reclaim his post.]]>
<![CDATA[Senators Push to Ban Armor-Piercing Ammunition]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:08:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/murphy+blumenthal.jpg
Days after the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives backed off a ban on ammunition that critics say could pierce the armor of police, Connecticut’s U.S. senators want residents to act.]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Popular as Presidential Choice in CT: Poll]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:18:43 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/clinton-emails-USE-THIS-ONE-465797002.jpg
Despite the hullabaloo about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton using her private email account for official business when she served as the Secretary of the States, Connecticut voters would choose her in the 2016 race...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Voters Say No to Highway Tolls: Quinnipiac Poll]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:42:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dfw-toll-plaza-102313.jpg
A majority of Connecticut voters who took the Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday oppose having to pay toll on state highways.

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<![CDATA[Registrars Under Fire]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:07:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/voting_generic_ballot.jpg
Only in Connecticut will you find a registrar of voters nominated by each political party, in every city and town. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill believes this is part of the reason there have been...]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Proposals Face Opposition from Store Owners]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 19:33:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/liquor_bottles_alcohol_generic.jpg
The finance committee is today taking on Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to extend liquor store hours, cut prices on alcohol and increase the number of permits sellers can obtain.

<![CDATA[Governor's Sales Tax Proposals Set for Hearing]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:04:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Governor+Malloy+2015+budget+proposal+1200.jpg
Connecticut lawmakers will learn how taxpayers feel about Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposed tax changes in his new budget.]]>
<![CDATA[Segarra Emails Make False Claims About Opponent]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21:34:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hartford+Mayor+Pedro+Segarra+Firefighter+news+conference+1200+cu.jpg
In his bid for reelection, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra sent out a series of fundraising emails that inflated his own record while spreading flase information about one of his opponents, Luke Bronin.]]>
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Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache.]]>
<![CDATA[Comptroller Calls State Deficit a Continuing Problem]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:45:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+comptroller.jpg
Democratic Comptroller Kevin Lembo, who has the elected responsibility of making sure state money is properly allocated and spent, is urging lawmakers to take the deficit seriously.

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<![CDATA[TX Pol Backs Legal Pot, Citing God]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:15:23 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marijuana-plants-generic.jpg
A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all offenses related to the plant from Texas statutes. Texas State Rep. David Simpson filed a bill Monday

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