<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:12:46 -0500 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:12:46 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[DiNardo Won’t Pursue Another Term as Chair of State Democratic Party]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:31:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/donkey+elephant+republican+generic+democrat+generic.jpg
Nancy DiNardo, the first woman to be elected chair of the Connecticut Democratic Party, is stepping down after leading the party for 10 years.]]>
<![CDATA[State Senator's Condition Improving After Fall at Home]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:35:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/197*120/Senator+Andrew+Maynard+Fall+1200+2.jpg
In just three weeks, members of the Connecticut House and Senate will take their seats for the 2015 session, and one legislator is still recovering from injuries he suffered over the summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Towns and Cities Pushback Against DEEP Proposal]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:28:22 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DEEPMandatePic00000000.jpg
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities is fighting a proposal from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that would require towns and cities to make changes to some of their methods...]]>
<![CDATA[Connecticut Republicans Stick With Chairman Labriola]]> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19:20:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jerry_Labriola_Interview_1200x675_351413315976.jpg
Connecticut Republican Party chairman Jerry Labriola will hold onto his job for the final six months of his second term after coming under fire in the weeks following the November elections.

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<![CDATA[Voter Turnout in November was 56 Percent]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:39:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
The turnout for the general election in November was almost 56 percent, according to the Secretary of the State.

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<![CDATA[New Simsbury First Selectman Looks to Build Trust]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:20:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Mary+Glassman.jpg
Lisa Heavner knows that she has big shoes to fill when she takes over as Simsbury’s First Selectman for Mary Glassman next month.]]>
<![CDATA[Politician's Ex-Staffer Pleads Guilty to Accepting $7,500 Christmas Card Bribe]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:37:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/generic+bribe+bribery+generic+money+changing+hands.jpg
The former chief of staff for a Chicago alderman pleaded guilty Thursday to accepting a Christmas card containing a $7,500 cash bribe in exchange for obtaining the alderman's letters of support for a license to...

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<![CDATA[Malloy Says State Won't Have Deficit]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:54:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gov._Malloy_Addresses_Voting_Problems_in_Hartford_1200x675_352372291677.jpg
Governor Dan Malloy once again said Wednesday that Connecticut won't have a problem balancing its checkbook.]]>
<![CDATA[Simsbury First Selectman Steps Down Over Pay Cut]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:08:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/simsbury+first+selectman+glassman.jpg
Simsbury’s longtime first selectman Mary Glassman announced her resignation Monday afternoon, about a week after the town’s Board of Selectmen voted to cut her pay next summer.

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<![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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