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About 2,000 state managers in Connecticut are set to receive 3 percent pay raises.

State government agencies were notified Friday several classes of state managers will receive the salary hikes, effective July 1. The managers will also receive increases in January earned under the state's Performance Assessment and Recognition System. Those are expected to average 3 percent.

Funding for the increases was included in the new state budget that takes effect on July 1. They are expected to cost the state about $10 million.

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A bill on Governor Dannel Malloy's desk would make Connecticut the first state to require police departments to record and track the use of stun guns.

The legislature passed the bill, which also requires departments to adopt stun-gun policies, during the final hours of this year's General Assembly.

It followed the death in April of 22-year-old Jose Maldonado of Manchester, who was shocked by East Hartford police after they say he became combative while being booked on an assault charge.

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A new Connecticut law clarifies that horses are not inherently vicious, refuting two court decisions involving a horse in Milford that bit a child.

The state Senate approved the legislation 35-0 Tuesday. The House of Representatives backed the bill unanimously in April and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will sign it into law.

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Connecticut lawmakers have passed an approximately $19 billion budget crafted by the Democrats.

The Senate approved the deal on a 21-15 vote early Sunday morning. About an hour earlier, the House had approved the same agreement. The budget bill now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is expected to sign it into law.

The deal was reached just days after revelations that the state's projected budget surplus had plunged.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is proposing legislation clarifying that domesticated horses cannot be considered vicious.

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.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Construction on a delayed veterans memorial at a park outside the Hartford Armory has yet to begin despite hopes expressed by Governor Dannel Malloy and other state officials it would be complete by Veterans Day.

The project will instead be scaled back and the state will solicit bids again for construction.

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.

Democrats Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy say the state lost about $14.8 million in salary and benefits and about 1,000 jobs that were not created during the shutdown.

   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.

This morning we spotlight Connecticut at Work. The yearlong programming initiative explore a changing workplace, changing culture of work, changing workforce.

Stuart Parnes – Executive Director of The Connecticut Humanities Council joins us this morning.

Authorities have recovered a body from a lake near where a commercial photographer was reported missing last week.

Connecticut's 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.

Police have been searching for 33-year-old Eric Langlois of New Milford since he went missing a week ago. He had told his wife he was heading to the Housatonic River to retrieve a lost bicycle.

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.

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