<![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 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:04:16 -0400 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:04:16 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Downtown Hartford Still Seeing Visitors Despite Crime]]> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:56:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/HomicidesBusinessPic00000000.jpg
When asked about whether they would take their families to downtown Hartford in light of recent murders in the city, parents said they're cautiously optimistic about their safety.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Election Monitor Established]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 19:58:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+registrar+of+voters+2.jpg
The secretary of the state has established an election monitor for the city of Hartford after problems at the polls in November 2014 prompted city officials to try removing the three registrars of voters...]]>
<![CDATA[Car Tax Cuts Coming to Connecticut]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:42:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CARTAXPIC7312015.jpg
As the state's ar tax deadline draws near, some of the state's top lawmakers are working to get the word out about car tax cuts that the General Assembly approved during the most recent legislative session.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Taps First Hispanic Candidate for Waterbury Mayor]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:49:10 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbury+jose+morales.jpg
Waterbury mayoral candidate Jose Morales may not have the widest name-recognition, but city Republicans say once Brass City residents get to know him, they will love what he has to say.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Meets With Hartford North End Residents]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:40:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gov+dannel+malloy+hartford.JPG
Gov. Dannel Malloy answered questions about the recent spike in killings in the capital city while meeting with residents of Hartford's North End on Wednesday to discuss his Second Chance Society initiative...

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<![CDATA[Hartford Mayor Continues Campaign as Part of Slate]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:40:15 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pedro+segarra+slate+hartford.jpg
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra will make an announcement Wednesday evening "regarding the direction of his campaign" for reelection, according to an advisory from campaign staff.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Democrats Endorse Luke Bronin for Mayor]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:17:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/luke+bronin+endorsement.jpg
The Hartford Democratic Town Committee endorsed Luke Bronin for mayor after incumbent Pedro Segarra walked out of the nominating convention Monday night.

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<![CDATA[Killian Leaves Hartford Mayoral Race, Endorses Bronin]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 19:41:25 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MayrolRace00000000.jpg
Former probate judge Robert Killian has withdrawn from the Hartford mayoral race and endorsed challenger Luke Bronin.]]>
<![CDATA[New Downtown Lofts Being Built in Hartford]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:52:30 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Lofts00000000.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra helped with a groundbreaking for 72 new loft apartments off Wyllys Street and Charter Oak Avenue on Wednesday.]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Mayoral Candidates Take Swipes]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 19:15:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+city+hall_722.jpg
The three Democrats vying for the party's nomination to run for Hartford mayor are jockeying over the final days ahead of the Democratic Town Committee's meeting next Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Lindsey Graham Destroy His Phone After Trump's Comments]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:37:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/graham+screen+shot.JPG
Lindsey Graham won't be receiving any unwanted phone calls for the time being. A day after Donald Trump implored a campaign crowd to call a phone number belonging to the GOP presidential candidate and South...

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<![CDATA[Part of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Sentence Vacated]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:53:02 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rod+blagojevich+1+year.jpg
Five of the counts on which former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted were overturned Tuesday. Because the remaining counts were left intact, Blagojevich remains in prison. "The convictions on Counts 5,]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Field Grows to 16 as Ohio Gov. Kasich Announces 2016 Run]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:33:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/kasich-GettyImages-471835132.jpg
Ohio's John Kasich, a blunt governor who embraces conservative ideals but disdains the political sport of bashing Hillary Rodham Clinton, became the 16th notable Republican to enter the 2016 presidential...

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<![CDATA[McCain Calls Trump's Comments 'Totally Inappropriate]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:21:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpmccain_1500x845.jpg
Senator John McCain says Donald Trump owes an apology to all the prisoners of war he served with. Trump recently stated that McCain is not a war hero, is only considered a war hero "because he was captured" and...]]>
<![CDATA[Walker: Trump 'Needs to Apologize' for McCain Comments]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:19:00 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-473663490+%281%29_scott_walker.jpg
Wisconsin Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker said Donald Trump "needs to apologize" for his comments questioning whether Sen. John McCain is a war hero. Walker, who tried to ignore Trump's...

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<![CDATA[Malloy Tours Prison; Touts Second Chance]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:49:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloypic02172015.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy spent Thursday touring the Hartford Correctional Center, which houses nearly 1,000 inmates, in an effort to market new criminal justice reforms that lawmakers approved during the Special...

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<![CDATA[Gale Drops Hartford Mayoral Bid to Endorse Bronin]]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:50:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/luke+bronin+john+gale.jpg
Luke Bronin, a mainly unknown political quantity several months ago, has picked up a major endorsement in the race for Hartford mayor.]]>
<![CDATA[Boston Mayor Says Trump Should Apologize or Stay Out of Boston]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:17:21 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/walshtrump.jpg
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has a message for Donald Trump: Apologize for your comments about Mexico or stay out of Boston. "I think his comments are inappropriate," Walsh told the Boston Herald on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Trump: 'Nobody Wants to Talk About' Immigration, Crime]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:26:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Donald+Trump2.jpg
Presidential candidate Donald Trump decried the American media's supposed unwillingness to cover undocumented immigration in his press appearance at a Los Angeles hotel Friday, doubling down on controversial...]]>
<![CDATA[Charter Schools Subject to New Accountability]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:25:50 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CHARTERPIC07092015.jpg
For the first time in the 20 years they've existed, Connecticut charter schools will have to abide by similar rules as traditional public schools.]]>
<![CDATA[New Law Scales Back Penalty for Minor Drug Crimes]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 20:16:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+second+chance+signing.jpg
With his signature Thursday, Gov. Dannel Malloy officially wrapped up his second huge policy win during the legislative session. He had been pushing "Second Chance Society" and criminal justice reform...]]>