• baby formula shortage May 18, 2022 3:17 am

    Baby Formula Shortage Was Focus of State Forum

    The nation’s shortage of baby formula was the focus of a serious talk in the state’s Public Health and Children’s Committees on Tuesday. “Many families are describing having such a hard time finding formula,” said Dr. Molly Markowitz, Yale School of Medicine pediatrician. “I think we are at the bottom of this right now and I think some of...

  • Connecticut General Assembly April 27, 2022 11:10 am

    Union Encourages Teachers to Wear Red for Education Today

    Educators across the state are calling on lawmakers to pass bills they say are critical to students and public education. Several teachers are planning on wearing red to support education. Their goal is to get the attention of lawmakers.

  • Hartford April 27, 2022 3:29 pm

    Union Encourages Teachers to Wear Red for Education Today

    Educators across the state are calling on lawmakers to pass bills they say are critical to students and public education. Several teachers are planning on wearing red to support education. Their goal is to get the attention of lawmakers at the State Capitol on Wednesday. Teachers plan to email, leave voicemails and fill their social media feeds with firsthand accounts…

  • connecticut politics April 16, 2022 1:07 pm

    Some Conn. State Lawmakers Calling It Quits, Can't Afford to Serve

    When trying to decide whether to seek a fourth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Rep. Joe de la Cruz ran the question by his wife, who he jokingly refers to as his lawyer and financial advisor. While Tammy de la Cruz didn’t want to discourage her 51-year-old husband from stepping away from the part-time job he has...

  • tax debate March 2, 2022 11:37 pm

    Tax Debate Heats Up at State Capitol

    Democratic lawmakers want to use $42 million to make permanent a tax cut for 198,000 households in Connecticut, but not everyone in their party agrees, including Lamont.

  • tax debate March 3, 2022 12:10 am

    Tax Debate Heats Up at State Capitol

    Democratic lawmakers have one idea and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont has another when it comes to cutting taxes. It’s unclear whose tax cutting ideas will win out at the end of the day. “This road will help a lot of poor, hardworking people. It’s a path we can get an agreement on and I do expect to get bipartisan...

  • Coast Guard February 10, 2022 2:39 am

    Coast Guard Exhibit at State Capitol Offers Glimpse of Museum Coming to New London

    Plans for a National Coast Guard Museum have been in the works for decades, but this year that vision is closer to becoming a reality. You can now get some idea of what to expect at a Coast Guard exhibit up at the State Capitol. The exhibit officially opens Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Capitol is abuzz as…

  • controversial statues November 18, 2021 11:41 pm

    Tense Debate Over Future Statue Outside State Capitol

    Lawmakers heard arguments Thursday for an against keeping a statue at the State Capitol of John Mason, one of the founders of the Connecticut colony, who also led a massacre of Native Americans.

  • vaccine mandate October 26, 2021 9:53 pm

    Lawmakers Are Exempt From Vaccine Mandate, But Their Employees Are Not

    The clock is ticking for 400 legislative branch employees to get vaccinated. The deadline is Nov. 1.  “We’re following the rules of the executive branch where people either would submit their vaccination information or would have weekly testing if they are unvaccinated,” House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora said.  Candelora said the same rules will now apply to 400 legislative branch…

  • shots fired October 20, 2021 1:36 pm

    Man Facing New Charges in Multi-Town Shooting Rampage

    A man who was previously charged with firing gunshots at several places in Southington and at the State Capitol over Memorial Day weekend has been arrested in connection to more shots fired incidents in Bristol and Southington. Investigators said 75-year-old Floyd Gollnick, of Southington, was arrested by warrant on Tuesday for charges including criminal mischief, illegal discharge of a firearm,…

  • vaccine mandate September 22, 2021 11:35 pm

    With A Vaccine Mandate Days Away, 75 Come Out To Testify Against It

    More than 75 people came to the Connecticut state Capitol Wednesday to testify against vaccine mandates by both the government and employers. Many claimed it was discrimination.

  • Hartford September 20, 2021 2:27 pm

    Conn. Freedom Groups Rally at State Capitol

    Hundreds of people and several Connecticut freedom groups rallied at the State Capitol in Hartford on Saturday. Organizers for the rally entitled “The Connecticut Freedom Rally” said the groups in attendance included Unmask Our Kids, We the Patriots USA, CT Residents Against Medical Mandates, CTWorkers4Freedom, CT Parent’s Choice and others. The rally was to take a stand for parental...

  • vaccine mandates September 17, 2021 10:54 pm

    Conservative Lawmakers Look To Hold Public Hearing For Unvaccinated

    A conservative group of lawmakers has tentatively scheduled a hearing next week to hear from workers impacted by employer vaccine mandates.  “I get at least five, six calls a day from people that are concerned that they’re being threatened with losing their job if they don’t comply with mandates,” Rep. Craig Fishbein says.  Fishbein is talking about vaccine mandates. ...

  • Oregon July 28, 2021 3:18 pm

    Ex-Lawmaker Who Let Protesters in OR Capitol Gets Probation

    A former Oregon lawmaker who was expelled for letting violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol has pleaded guilty to one count of official misconduct.

  • State Capitol June 24, 2021 10:53 pm

    Conn. Capitol Statue Could Be Coming Down Soon

    A longtime state Capitol figure is expected to be removed from the state Capitol and exiled to the Old State House, but a little known commission has more questions for lawmakers.  “John Mason was the architect of the Pequot massacre that happened in the 1600s,” Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, said.  Mason, one of the founders of Connecticut, led the...

  • State Capitol June 15, 2021 12:02 am

    Capitol Will Remain Closed For Special Session

    Lawmakers will be returning to the Capitol this week for a special session, but the doors will still remain closed to the public.  “Legislators aren’t told in their personal lives to quarantine. They have exposure just as much as any other person in society,” Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly said.  Kelly says it’s time to reopen the state Capitol...

  • Budget June 10, 2021 5:50 pm

    Highlights of The Two-Year, $46.3 Billion Connecticut Budget

    Connecticut lawmakers have approved a two-year, $46.3 billion state budget on the final day of the legislative session

  • transportation June 9, 2021 11:33 pm

    Legislature Passes Highway Trucking Fee

    State lawmakers have passed a highway trucking fee expected to raise $90 million for the transportation fund, but opponents say it will raise prices for everyone and put an undue burden on some businesses in the state.

  • Connecticut state budget June 9, 2021 10:22 pm

    Senate Lawmakers Debate State Budget

    Connecticut state Senators were debating the state budget on Wednesday evening.

  • Hartford June 7, 2021 9:17 pm

    2 Charged in Connection With Suspicious Packages Left at State Capitol

    Two women are facing charges in connection with suspicious packages that were left on the grounds of the State Capitol in April. The State Capitol was locked down on the afternoon of April 1 after the discovery of several suspicious packages. Investigators determined there was nothing dangerous in them and the lockdown was lifted. Connecticut State Police arrested 19-year-old Erin Melocowsky…

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