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The State Elections Enforcement Commission has issued subpoenas to the Democratic State Central Committee as it investigates the committee using money from a federal fund to pay for a mailer benefiting

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<![CDATA[Teachers Union Alarmed Over Use of Student Data]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 21:41:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hamden+public+schools.jpg
The Hamden school system turned over data to an education research group and leaders with one of Connecticut's largest teachers' unions say the group is worried about how it will be used.

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<![CDATA[VA Hospitals Improving But Not There Yet: Blumenthal]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 19:48:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/VA00000000.jpg
After marching in the Stratford Memorial Day Parade, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Veterans' Affairs hospitals still need to take major strides a years after the scandal that cost the agency's secretary his...]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters, Police Could See More Workers' Comp]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 19:03:54 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/COPSPTSD00000000.jpg
Late Thursday and early into Friday the Connecticut Senate debated and eventually passed a measure that would provide a rebuttable presumption a cancer diagnoses for firefighters and coverage for Post-Traumatic...]]>
<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Visits NH Brewery]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 18:21:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/228*120/Hillary+Clinton+smuttynose+2.jpg
Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S.

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<![CDATA[Minority Lawmakers Call for Body Cameras for All Police]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 22:14:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/body-camera1.jpg
Members of the General Assembly's Black and Legislative Caucus called on the legislature to approve an amendment that would allocate $15 million in bonds to police body cameras.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut House Passes Bill Allowing for Sale of Tesla Cars]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 17:58:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/06-05-2014-tesla-logo-emblem.jpg
A bill that would allow Tesla to sell its electric cars in Connecticut is moving forward in the state legislature.

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<![CDATA[House Passes Connecticut “Revenge Porn" Bill]]> Wed, 20 May 2015 10:55:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/porncamera+generic.jpg
The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill early Wednesday morning that would make “revenge porn” and “upskirting” criminal offenses.]]>
<![CDATA[Jim Kenney Wins Philly Mayoral Bid]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 00:15:24 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/AP142050022358.jpg
Jim Kenney is one step closer to becoming Mayor of Philadelphia after winning the Democratic Party's nomination in Tuesday's primary. The 57-year-old former at-large city councilman was declared the winner...

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<![CDATA[State Could See 1 New Casino Instead of 3]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:45:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CASINO051915.jpg
During negotiations behind closed doors, lawmakers in the Connecticut Senate have decided over the past month that a new casino in Connecticut will have to wait at least another year.]]>
<![CDATA[Should College Be Free? Bernie Sanders Says So]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:35:57 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/471658670.jpg
Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a proposal Tuesday that would make undergraduate tuition at four-year public colleges and universities free to students. The idea would be largely funded through...]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighters, Municipalities Clash Over Cancer Position]]> Tue, 19 May 2015 19:31:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/111714statebudgetdeficitj00000000.jpg
The fight between firefighters and cities and towns they serve is reaching a critical stage as lawmakers approach the end of the legislative session.

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<![CDATA[White House: Less Military Gear for Local Police]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 19:29:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/POLICEPIC051815.jpg
President Barack Obama announced Monday that police departments around the country will receive less "military style" equipment.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Takes "Second Chance" Message to Hartford]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 19:07:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/malloy+second+chance+hartford.jpg
Gov. Dannel Malloy met with religious leaders and resident of Hartford's North End neighborhood to strike up more support for his legislative proposal that would remove mandatory minimum sentences for minor drug...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama to Visit New London, Stamford This Week]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 17:47:12 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/President+Barack+Obama+Wave+Camden.jpg
President Barack Obama will visit New London to speak at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement, then head to Stamford to attend a Democratic National Committee event, according to the White House.

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<![CDATA[Connecticut House Votes to Ban Powdered Alcohol]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 16:57:49 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/powdered+alcohol+2.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[Governor Proclaims Officer Wellness Day]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 16:31:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1318124124.jpg
The state will recognize Officer Wellness Day on Tuesday, May 19 "in light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally," the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association announced Monday...

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<![CDATA["Hello, Twitter!" President Obama Gets His Own Account]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 12:43:35 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/obama-blackberry-459365998.jpg
President Barack Obama has joined the Twitterverse. With his second term more than halfway through, the president sent an inaugural tweet from a new @POTUS Twitter account on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Heralds the Summer of Hillary Clinton]]> Sun, 17 May 2015 06:37:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Hillary-Clinton-SNL-Louis-CK-16-May-2015-2.jpg
Nevermind the nice weather: Hillary Clinton was in campaign mode on "Saturday Night Live," and she is taking to sandy beaches and picnic tables across America to earn her place in the White House.

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<![CDATA[Murphy Wants More Oversight for College Spending]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 20:38:37 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol1.jpg
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy says the College Affordability and Innovation Act of 2015 will provide more accountability for all colleges across the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Senators Fire Back at Boehner Over Amtrak Spending]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 20:37:56 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP402581084193_Amtrak.jpg
Connecticut's U.S. senators didn't hold back with their comments when it came to Amtrak spending approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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<![CDATA[Lawmakers Appeal for Safety Upgrades After Train Crash]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 20:02:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Train00000000.jpg
The top member of the General Assembly's Transportation Committee said in the wake of Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment that Connecticut has to invest in ways to prevent such tragedies from happening.]]>
<![CDATA[Malloy Comments Spark Outrage Among GOP]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 19:05:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gov00000000.jpg
House Republican Leader Themis Klarides said Gov. Dannel Malloy's comments Wednesday about the opposition to his "Second Chance Society" proposal aimed to reduce penalties for minor drug offenses amounted...]]>
<![CDATA[Hartford Launches Program to Groom Police, Firefighters]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 19:05:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+public+safety+presser.jpg
Joined by Hartford's fire and police chiefs, education leaders, members of the city council and students, Mayor Pedro Segarra announced the launch of a new program aimed at recruiting emergency responders...]]>
<![CDATA[Nursing Home Workers Lobby for Higher Wages]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 18:45:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nursing+home+wages+fight.jpg
Nearly a month after postponing a scheduled strike for thousands of nursing home employees, about 100 of them took to the Connecticut Capitol to call for higher wages Tuesday as budget negotiations continue...

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<![CDATA[City Makes Millions on XL Center Parking Garage Sale]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 22:29:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/XL00000000.jpg
The city of Hartford sold the Church Street Parking Garage to the state of Connecticut for $14 million on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Business Owners Cry Foul on Proposed Tax Hikes]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 19:36:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/connecticut+state+capitol+building.jpg
Dozens of business owners and their associations voiced concerns and frustrations about the Democrats' proposed $2 billion in tax increases to GOP members of the General Assembly on Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[GROSS: Rand Paul Staffer Licks Super PAC's Camera]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 19:47:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP759153459907.jpg
A New Hampshire staffer for Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul's campaign licked the camera of a liberal tracking group trying to videotape the candidate on Monday.

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<![CDATA["SNL" Skewers GOP Presidential Candidates]]> Mon, 11 May 2015 07:33:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Ted-Cruz-Bobby-Moynihan-SNL-9-May-2015.jpg
"Saturday Night Live" skewered Republicans running for the presidential nomination in a skit featuring the Southern Republican Leadership Conference — but Hillary Clinton didn't exactly escape unscathed.

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