connecticut http://wamc.org en Conn. Law Would Ban 'Vicious' Label On Horses http://wamc.org/post/conn-law-would-ban-vicious-label-horses <p><a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy</a> is proposing legislation clarifying that domesticated horses cannot be considered vicious.</p><p>The state Appellate Court overturned a lower court ruling two years ago, saying the owner of a farm where a horse named Scuppy bit a child demonstrated that the horse belongs to "a species naturally inclined to do mischief or be vicious." The Connecticut Supreme Court heard an appeal in September.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 83668 at http://wamc.org Conn. Law Would Ban 'Vicious' Label On Horses CT Veterans Memorial Delayed Over Rising Costs http://wamc.org/post/ct-veterans-memorial-delayed-over-rising-costs <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Construction on a delayed veterans memorial at a park outside the Hartford Armory has yet to begin despite hopes expressed by <a href="http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/site/default.asp" target="_blank">Governor Dannel Malloy</a> and other state officials it would be complete by Veterans Day.</p><p>The project will instead be scaled back and the state will solicit bids again for construction.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:36:56 +0000 Jim Levulis 77549 at http://wamc.org CT Veterans Memorial Delayed Over Rising Costs CT Senators Think State Can Recoup Shutdown Losses http://wamc.org/post/ct-senators-think-state-can-recoup-shutdown-losses <p>Connecticut's U.S. Senators they believe much of the money lost to the state during the 16-day federal government shutdown can be recouped.</p><p>Democrats <a href="http://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Richard Blumenthal</a> and <a href="http://www.murphy.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Chris Murphy</a> say the state lost about $14.8 million in salary and benefits and about 1,000 jobs that were not created during the shutdown.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:06:21 +0000 Jim Levulis 75897 at http://wamc.org CT Senators Think State Can Recoup Shutdown Losses Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council and Work http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-connecticut-humanities-council-and-work <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on the RT, entitled – Ides Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.</span></p><p>This morning we spotlight <a href="http://www.cthumanities.org/ctatwork">Connecticut at Work</a>. The yearlong programming initiative explore a changing workplace, changing culture of work, changing workforce.</p><p>Stuart Parnes – Executive Director of The Connecticut Humanities Council joins us this morning.</p><p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69052 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: Connecticut Humanities Council and Work Connecticut Authorities Recover Body Of Missing Photographer http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-authorities-recover-body-missing-photographer <div style="direction:ltr; font-family:Tahoma; color:#000000; font-size:10pt"><p></p><p><span style="font-size:9.0pt">Authorities have recovered a body from a lake near where a commercial photographer was reported missing last week. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:9.0pt; color:red">Connecticut's</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt"> Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the body was pulled Tuesday from Lake Lillinonah in Bridgewater after a homeowner spotted it from a dock. The body was transferred to the chief medical examiner for identification.</span></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 67338 at http://wamc.org Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal - deny CL&P request for ratepayer storm reimbursement http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-us-senator-richard-blumenthal-deny-clp-request-ratepayer-storm-reimbursement <p>Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is urging state regulators not to allow Connecticut Light and Power to charge its customers for the costs of five storms over two years. Blumenthal, a Democrat, spoke with WAMC’s Brian Shields this morning.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Brian Shields 61160 at http://wamc.org Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal - deny CL&P request for ratepayer storm reimbursement Malloy backs police official in Newtown discussion http://wamc.org/post/malloy-backs-police-official-newtown-discussion <p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> P. Malloy's administration says it backs the state police commander who discussed the Newtown school shootings at a law enforcement seminar and won't punish him.&nbsp;</span></div><p></p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:24:50 +0000 Associated Press 61112 at http://wamc.org Malloy backs police official in Newtown discussion Connecticut Jobless Rate Drops http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-jobless-rate-drops <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Department of Labor says the state unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in January.</p><p></p><p>The department says the state added 4,700 jobs in January -- a sign of considerable improvement in the state's labor market.</p><p>The agency's research director says the data shows the state's job market is continuing on a modest but positive recovery path established in 2011.</p> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 60003 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Jobless Rate Drops College cleared after search for reported gunman http://wamc.org/post/college-cleared-after-search-reported-gunman <p>MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Manchester police say the Manchester Community College campus has been cleared after officers searched campus buildings for several hours when a student reported seeing a man with what she believed to be a gun in his waistband.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 03:08:16 +0000 Associated Press 59287 at http://wamc.org College cleared after search for reported gunman Connecticut Lawmakers Split on Gun Legislation http://wamc.org/post/connecticut-lawmakers-split-gun-legislation <p></p><p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bipartisan legislative working group is offering two lists of recommendations for addressing gun violence: one from the majority Democrats and another from the Republican members.</p><p></p><p>While some of the Democrats' gun control proposals unveiled Tuesday go further than the Republicans' ideas, such as expanding the definition of an assault weapon under Connecticut's current assault weapons ban, there were some overlaps. Democrats also called for a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 59187 at http://wamc.org Connecticut Lawmakers Split on Gun Legislation