<![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 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:47 -0400 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:16:47 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Connecticut Librarians Fight Budget Cuts]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:51:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/library+rally.jpg
Librarians and supporters from around Connecticut couldn't be hushed at the state capitol as they pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday to keep their budget intact.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Let Down by Registrar Ruling]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:04:05 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters+2.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra stopped short of conceding defeat in his efforts to remove the city's three elected registrars following what has been described as an incompetent display on Election Day in...]]>
<![CDATA[Merrill Reacts to Court Ruling on Hartford Registrars]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:38:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/denise+merrill.jpg
In response to the Superior Court's ruling that Hartford's City Council cannot remove its registrars from office after voting problems in the last election, Secretary of State Denis W.]]>
<![CDATA[Municipal Leaders Push Back Against Budget Cuts]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:53:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/41415ccmcutsj00000000.jpg
Mayors and first selectmen converged on the Connecticut Capitol on Tuesday to meet with lawmakers about funding for the state's cities and towns.]]>
<![CDATA[UConn Students, Faculty Fight Budget Cuts at Capitol]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:28:26 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/41415uconncutsj00000000.jpg
The University of Connecticut faces up to $40 million in budget cuts, and while Democrats work behind closed doors on a revamped proposal, students, faculty and administrators pleaded their case to members...]]>
<![CDATA[1 or 3 Embattled Hartford Registrars Resigns]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:18:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters+2.jpg
One of Hartford's three registrars has submitted her resignation after a myriad of problems during last fall's general election, according to a statement from the Hartford City Council.]]>
<![CDATA[Native American Lenders Sollicit Illegal Loans: Malloy]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:34:15 -0400
Lenders from Native American tribes have been illegally soliciting Connecticut residents for loans, according to officials with the Connecticut Department of Banking.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Honors Young Sandy Hook Victim ]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:21:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/edt-AP445488714838.jpg
U.S. Congress members will be announcing a bill on Monday to honor one of the first graders killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in 2012.

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<![CDATA[Longtime Hartford Probate Judge Announces Mayoral Bid]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:04:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/robert+killian+hartford.jpg
On the same day as his official retirement from the bench, Judge Robert Killian announced plans to seek Hartford’s highest office.

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<![CDATA[President Obama Coming to Coast Guard Academy Commencement]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:42:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama-stock-AP989958626558.jpg
President Barack Obama will be coming to Connecticut next month for the United States Coast Guard Academy commencement, according to a statement from the White House.

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<![CDATA[Senator Calls for Ban on Powdered Alcohol]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:26:51 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Palcohol+1200.jpg
A powdered form of freeze-dried alcohol could be on shelves in Connecticut this summer and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for a federal ban on it.]]>
<![CDATA[2016 NH Primary Candidate Tracker]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:28:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/candidate-tracker-NH.jpg
Keep tabs on which potential 2016 presidential candidates have been to the Granite State, how many times they've visited, and where they've been.
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<![CDATA[FEMA Funds Coming to Connecticut Cities and Towns]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:50:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6pfemastill040915max00000000.jpg
The Obama administration has approved a Federal Disaster Declaration for Connecticut cities and towns affected by January's blizzard and subsequent snow events that hampered snow removal efforts.]]>
<![CDATA[Former RI Gov. Lincoln Chafee Exploring Presidential Bid]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:59:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/183*120/72123949.jpg
Lincoln Chafee, the former governor and U.S. senator from Rhode Island, announced Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Autism Awareness Day Comes as Budget Cuts Loom]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 22:13:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/StateBudgetShortPic00000000.jpg
More than 150 autism awareness advocates converged on the Connecticut Capitol to raise awareness for autism programs and rally for funding.

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<![CDATA[Vice President Biden to Speak at Yale Class Day]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:25:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tlmd_vicepresidente_joe_biden.jpg
The vice president has been selected as the Class Day speaker during Yale College commencement weekend exercises for the class of 2015, college officials announced Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Analysis: Rahm Emanuel Wins Again]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:31:55 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rahm-463880456.jpg
It always seemed inevitable that he’d win. That was the point. Rahm Emanuel won his re-election contest Tuesday night and bested challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia to remain in charge of Chicago for another...

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<![CDATA[Connecticut Earns Dubious Tax Distincton]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:42:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
Connecticut is one of only two states in the entire country that ranks in the top 10 in two key tax categories: real estate and vehicles, according to WalletHub.]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters Push for Increased Health Coverage]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 19:07:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/firefighter+demonstration.jpg
Several members of the media, lobbyists, and members of the General Assembly were invited to participate in FireOps 101, a training course that provides a snapshot of what firefighters do on a regular basis.

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<![CDATA[Bob Anthony to Run for Hamden Mayor]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 16:24:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/bob+anthony+hamden.jpg
Republican Bob Anthony will run for mayor of Hamden in light of Scott Jackson's resignation, his spokesperson said in a press release Monday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Jeb Bush ID'd Himself as "Hispanic" on Voter Form]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:15:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP632245416248.jpg
Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Monday that a 2009 voter registration form that identified him as Hispanic was a "mistake." "My mistake! Don’t think I’ve fooled anyone!" the former Florida...

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<![CDATA[Gov. Malloy Lifts Indiana Travel Ban]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 14:44:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gov+Dannel+P+Malloy+1200.jpg
Connecticut's governor has lifted the Indiana travel ban in response to a recent amendment to the religious freedom recognition act that protect individuals against discrimination.

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<![CDATA[Lease Signed for Hillary Clinton Campaign HQ]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 11:44:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/clinton-emails-USE-THIS-ONE-465797002.jpg
A lease has been signed for an office in Brooklyn that is expected to be the headquarters for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, sources familiar with the deal told MSNBC on Friday.

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<![CDATA[State's Autism Cuts Coincide With Awareness Day]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:27:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
The events of World Autism Day on Thursday served as the backdrop for a more than $130,000 cut to autism services that came in the form of rescissions from Gov. Dannel Malloy's budget office Wednesday. ]]>
<![CDATA[Governor Announces Almost $14 Million in Budget Cuts]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:56:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy2.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced millions of dollars in new budget cuts to help deal with a projected deficit.

<![CDATA[Malloy: NCAA Should Leave Indiana if Discriminatory Law Remains]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:35:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloypic02172015.jpg
Amid March Madness and a day after banning state-funded and sponsored travel to Indiana, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for the NCAA to either move out of Indiana or for Indiana to change its new controversial...

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<![CDATA[Malloy Blasts Indiana Governor for Signing "Religious Freedom" Act]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:30:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gov+Dannel+P+Malloy+1200.jpg
Connecticut's governor is blasting the governor of Indiana for the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act and calling for its repeal.

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<![CDATA[Indiana Gov: We Intend to Fix "Perception" Problem of Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:55:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized" and was the subject of "shoddy reporting," but said he and legislators have been working around...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Indiana Gov. Addresses Law Controversy]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:56:48 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said in a Tuesday op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that a controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate." "I abhor discrimination," he wrote.

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<![CDATA["I'm Not Running": Warren Shuts Down 2016 Buzz Again]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:36:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP868875334282.jpg
Sorry, "Elizabeth Warren for President" holdouts. The U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Tuesday dealt another blow to supporters — and rivals on the right — hoping she'll enter the 2016 race, repeating...

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