In Case You Missed It Weekend Digest: February 23

To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates.

Lamont Pitches Tolls in Budget Address

Gov. Ned Lamont gave his first Budget Address on Wednesday, offering what he said was a path to a better future for Connecticut. Lamont offered two proposals to add tolls to Connecticut highways. One proposal would charge tolls for trucks only and the second proposal would charge all vehicles. He also proposed changing the sales tax in Connecticut, including adding a tax to things like streaming services. Read more about his proposals here.

Gov. Ned Lamont gave his first Budget Address, which included two different proposals to bring tolls to Connecticut highways.

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against National Emergency Declaration

Attorney General William Tong announced Tuesday that Connecticut was joining the lawsuit with 15 other states against President Trump and his decision to declare a national emergency to take funds to build a wall on the southern border. Tong said Connecticut could be hurt by the decision because some of the money being diverted for the wall could come from projects here in the state. See more on the lawsuit here.

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said Tuesday the state is joining other states in a lawsuit to stop President Trump from using money taken by national emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border.

Chicago Police Say Actor Jessie Smollett Made Up Attack

"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was arrested on Thursday and charged for what police say was a false report about an assault on him. Smollett said he suffered an assault by two men who shouted racial and homophobic epithets at him. Police said Smollett made up the story because he was unhappy with his salary. The producers of "Empire" announced Friday that they were removing Smollett's characters from the show's last two episodes of the season. See the latest on the arrest here.

Carlos Santana picked up what he thought was a piece of trash and it exploded in his face.

Carjacking Suspect Killed After Firing at Police

A man who led police on a multi-town chase in eastern Connecticut was shot and killed by officers on Wednesday. The chase began in Norwich after the suspect fired at officers. According to police, the man tried to carjack several cars before eventually crashing in Windham where he was shot by officers. See more on the incident here.

A suspect who fired on police and then led officers on a chase through several towns was shot dead on Wednesday.

CBD Products May Not All Be What They Seem

More and more products containing CBD are being sold, but some warn they may not all be exactly what is advertised. Many people use products infused with CBD (canabidiol) as a natural remedy for all kinds of health issues, ranging from pain to anxiety and depression. A lab that tests CBD products says a product's contents sometimes don't match what is on the label. See more on CBD products here.

Although CBD, short for cannabidiol, comes from the cannabis plant, it does not get you high. As long as it’s derived from hemp, it’s legal to buy over the counter.
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