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Democratic officials have rejected Bernie Sanders' request to remove two high-profile Hillary Clinton supporters from leadership positions at the party's summer convention.

With a race for governor on the ballot, more than 90,000 new voters have registered in Connecticut since January 1. Nearly 2 million people will be eligible to vote in Tuesday's election.

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Governors have broken into a partisan on-camera feud at the White House after meeting with President Barack Obama.

Leaders of the National Governors Association appeared Monday before the media claiming harmony and wide agreement, but immediately broke into a partisan dispute.

New England Braces For Storm

Jan 2, 2014

Residents across New England are bracing themselves for the first winter storm of the new year.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is urging residents to stay off the roads. Malloy says he also is asking motorists to give themselves extra time during the Thursday and Friday commutes.

The state is expecting up to a foot of snow in some spots, beginning late Thursday night.

The mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., has already declared a state of emergency imposing special parking regulations so crews can plow.

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The nephew of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been arrested on charges of trespassing at a Jewish academy in Stamford.

The Stamford Advocate reports that police say Kerry Malloy and his girlfriend Courtney Wilson of Stamford were each charged with criminal trespassing, breach of peace and conspiracy after they returned to the Yeshiva Bais Binyomin on Monday after being escorted out earlier.

A phone listed for Malloy was not answered Wednesday and a listing could not be found for Wilson. It was not known if they are represented by lawyers.

Conn. Opens 1st US Stores To Aid Insurance Signups

Nov 8, 2013

Connecticut is opening the nation's first insurance stores as part of an effort to fight the perception there are problems with its insurance marketplace that's separate from the flawed federal website.

State officials hailed the brightly lit storefront, modeled after Apple's stores, as another sign that the rollout of the health care overhaul in Connecticut has been a success. Connecticut is one of 14 states plus the District of Columbia that created their own insurance marketplaces.

Malloy: Conn. Working On Shutdown Contingency Plan

Oct 16, 2013

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says his administration is working on a plan to help fund some programs in Connecticut affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

The Democrat said Tuesday the contingency plan will be released in the "coming days," but warned that the state does not have an unlimited amount to spend.

Governor Asks Conn. To Ring Bells To Honor MLK

Aug 28, 2013
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is asking residents and organizations to ring bells to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" speech.

The bell-ringing is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.

Malloy said the civil rights leader's "message of freedom, equality and liberty resonates as strongly today as it did 50 years ago."

King's family has invited every state to participate in the day of remembrance by ringing bells in unison at churches, schools and other venues.

Conn. Education Test Scores Show Mixed Results

Aug 14, 2013
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Results from statewide student tests conducted in 2013 are mixed, with data showing Connecticut's achievement gap between wealthy and poor communities widening in some cases while narrowing in others.

But Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said Tuesday there are signs that some of the public education initiatives spearheaded two years ago by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are working. He pointed to improvements in student performance at four historically low-performing schools that are now part of the so-called "Commissioner's Network" and receive additional support.

Democrat Petitions Way Into Danbury Mayor's Race

Aug 8, 2013
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Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton, one of the most prominent Republicans in Connecticut, has a challenger in his re-election bid this November.

Danbury resident Paul McAllister, a Democrat, has collected enough signatures to challenge the mayor.

The News-Times reports that the city's town clerk says McAllister needed 539 signatures to enter the mayoral race. He collected 552.

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is visiting New York and Connecticut today.

Pritzker will visit Albany, New York and Wallingford, Connecticut on the second leg of her nationwide listening tour. She’s traveling across the country to meet with businesses and thought leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and Department of Commerce employees.

While in Albany, Pritzker will visit SEMATECH and the State University of New York’s (SUNY) College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

Gun Industry Group Sues Conn. Over Gun Law

Jul 9, 2013
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Connecticut's new gun law is being challenged again in court, with a national industry group claiming the legislation was passed illegally without proper public input or adequate review by state legislators.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation Inc. filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court against Gov. Dannel Malloy and other top state officials. The organization wants a judge to strike down the law as invalid.

Texas Governor Woos Conn. Gun Makers

Jun 18, 2013
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is courting Connecticut gun manufacturers, extolling the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state.

Perry spent time Monday shooting at a firing range at Colt Manufacturing Co., touring plants and meeting privately with company owners and other businesses. Some gun makers have threatened to leave Connecticut since the state passed new gun-control laws this year in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Conn. Derailment Causes Slow Commute

May 20, 2013
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Commuters who manage to make it from southwest Connecticut to New York City should consider staying in the Big Apple all week as crews begin rebuilding 2,000 feet of track following a commuter train collision and derailment.

But that advice isn't coming from New York's mayor. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is urging commuters to consider staying out of their home state to avoid what could be a week of major traffic headaches.

Senate Gun Control Vote Angers Conn. Officials

Apr 18, 2013
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Connecticut officials are reacting with shock and anger after the U.S. Senate rejected gun control legislation inspired by the school shootings in Newtown.

State lawmakers recently passed a sweeping bipartisan package of measures including a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines and an expanded assault weapons ban.

State Republican House Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. appeared stunned the U.S. Senate couldn't pass a background checks compromise. He says "I just don't understand how you could vote no."

Gun activists raising money to fight Conn. law

Apr 12, 2013
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Scott Wilson, president of the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, said Thursday that his organization, the NRA and the Coalition of Connecticut Sportsmen are raising funds from gun clubs, gun shops and individuals to help finance a legal team.

Last week, the General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a wide-ranging bill that bans the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, expands the state's assault weapons ban, and imposes other restrictions on gun owners. Malloy contends package is "on a strong footing."

Municipal leaders to lobby against car tax cut

Apr 10, 2013

Municipal officials from across Connecticut are headed to the Capitol to propose changes to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget plan.

Mayors, first selectmen and town managers have scheduled a news conference and meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday.

Local officials are expected to ask the legislature's Finance and Appropriations committees to "do no harm" to municipalities and highlight possible cuts in municipal aid that would result from Malloy's proposed budget.

Laws, rumors have ammo flying off store shelves

Apr 5, 2013
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Connecticut gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and hearing false rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel.

The demand is making it hard for gun stores to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

The run started in November with President Barack Obama's re-election, followed by the shooting in December of children in Newtown, Conn. That massacre led the president to launch an effort to strengthen federal gun controls and several states to tighten laws.

Conn. governor signs sweeping gun limits into law

Apr 5, 2013
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Connecticut's governor has signed into law some of the country's tightest gun restrictions in response to December's shooting massacre at a Newtown school.

The measure adds more than 100 firearms to the state's assault weapons ban and outlaws the sale of large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the gunman who killed 26 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Conn. lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law

Apr 4, 2013
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Connecticut lawmakers have approved legislation in response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.

Following hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the House and the Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy, who plans to sign it at noon on Thursday.

Conn. lawmakers to vote on gun control package

Apr 3, 2013
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Connecticut lawmakers are expected to pass a package of gun control measures they believe are some of the most comprehensive in the country, following the Newtown school massacre.

Debate on the far-reaching legislation, negotiated by Democratic and Republican legislative leaders, is expected to begin later this morning.

It could last for hours. Both gun rights advocates and gun control supporters are expected to show up in large numbers.

Conn. gov's panel issues early gun control ideas

Mar 19, 2013
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A commission reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for Connecticut's governor is recommending universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers, the registration of all firearms, and bans on high-capacity magazines and possession or sale of guns capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading.

The panel also believes Connecticut officials should consider requiring all K-12 classrooms to be equipped with doors that can be locked from the inside and hardware that's capable of implementing a full perimeter lockdown.

Malloy signs law creating Newtown responders' fund

Mar 13, 2013

 

A measure to create a special fund to help people dealing with trauma from their work related to the Newtown school shooting has been signed into law by Connecticut's governor.

Lawmakers, the Newtown First Selectman and others joined Governor Dannel Malloy at the signing ceremony yesterday at the state Capitol.

Malloy to address energy panel in Washington

Feb 18, 2013
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is traveling to Washington this week to deliver an address at a conference on energy policy.

The two-day workshop beginning Thursday is intended to explore how state and federal governments can together pursue environmentally-friendly policies.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named 16 people, a group that includes mental health and public safety experts, to a panel recommending changes to state laws and policies in the wake of the deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has named Sharon Palmer, the longtime teachers' union president, his new commissioner of the Department of Labor.

Malloy, who announced the appointment on Tuesday, said he reached out to Palmer in recent weeks to fill the job held previously by former union president Glenn Marshall. He called her "a tireless advocate for working people from all walks of life."

The 68-year-old Palmer has been president of the Connecticut chapter of the American Federation of Teachers since 2003. The union represents 28,000 teachers and other employees in the state.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention next month. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…

The Democrat said Monday he will be speaking to the delegates in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. Malloy said he's still working on his speech and is "tickled pink" to speak, even though it won't be during prime time.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut is better prepared for a natural disaster than it was a year ago when the remnants of Hurricane Irene struck the state, but some issues remain.

In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Malloy said the state still has "a long ways to go" when it comes to reducing the number of trees that can knock down power lines and block roads. While the state and electric utilities have ramped up tree-cutting efforts, Malloy predicted it will take years to get to where the state needs to be.

CT Lawmakers Face Final Days of Session

May 7, 2012

State lawmakers in Connecticut are entering the final days of the legislative session and still need to finish work on some key bills.

The General Assembly has yet to vote on a revised budget for the fiscal year that ends on June 30, or reach a final agreement with Governor Dannel P. Malloy on a plan to overhaul the state's public education system.

The regular legislative session ends on Wednesday at midnight.