Policies enacted by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and past legislatures contributed greatly to Gov. Ned Lamont’s recent budgetary success.
Lawmakers passed several bills in the first legislative session of Gov. Ned Lamont’s tenure that build on his predecessor’s landmark criminal justice reforms.
Connecticut fought to keep Sikorsky — and the mighty King Stallion– in the state.
WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a long awaited regulation banning “bump stocks,” a device that allows semi-automatic rifles to shoot like a machine gun. Connecticut Democrats asked “what took you so long.?”
WASHINGTON – A looming federal shutdown will affect some 1,500 federal employees in Connecticut and impact state residents seeking certain services – but it won’t be felt like the 2013 shutdown that shuttered Head Start centers and provoked the state’s defense contractors to prepare to furlough employees.
Efforts by the Malloy administration to move towards more renewable energy to help fight climate change are poised to shift to the Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, who has even more aggressive goals. But the battles the Malloy administration fought with the utilities for eight years, which are still unresolved, also are also poised to shift to the new governor.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal plans to attend Sen. John McCain’s funeral services here later this week and Sen. Chris Murphy will likely attend the invitation only ceremony, too. The adulation of McCain by Democrats is based on his heroic military service and his willingness to cross party lines. But McCain’s feud with President Donald Trump made him more likeable among Democrats, too.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday issued new rules aimed at preventing taxpayers in Connecticut and other high-income and high-cost states from avoiding a new cap on the deductibility of their state and local taxes.
WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday agreed to provide some, but not all, of the money the state requested to help the victims of May’s severe storms and tornadoes.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut on Wednesday joined five other states in suing to block the Justice Department for its efforts to punish so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions by putting immigration-related conditions on federal policing grants. Connecticut would lose more than $1.7 million in Byrnes crime-fighting grants if it does not comply with the conditions.
Mary Glassman, a Democrat running for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in the 5th Congressional District, hopes to fend off primary challenger and political neophyte Jahana Hayes with stories of her political experience, her own hardscrabble upbringing and an intense focus on local issues.
Students spearheading the effort to reduce gun violence in schools joined teachers and activists Thursday to watch Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s sign a law making Connecticut one of only a few states to have made the use of bump stocks illegal.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rejected Connecticut’s petition to force a power plant in York County, Pa. to cut down on smog pollutants that the state claims heavily contribute to its unhealthy air. But the state hopes to have other wins, and is at the forefront of the resistance to the agency’s proposed rollback of protections on air and water.
WASHINGTON – Immigration advocates in the state and the Connecticut office of the ACLU blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for saying that a school can chose to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on students believed to be undocumented.
WASHINGTON – Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau hopes to take advantage of a new state law aimed at blunting the impact on his town’s residents of a new cap on certain federal tax deductions. But the bold step the state has taken may face push-back from the IRS.