Government

Malloy says he's a friend of labor
7:29 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Conn AFL-CIO endorses Democrats for statewide offices including Malloy for governor

Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, sits with Middletown, Conn. delegates Domenique Thornton, center, and Mary Bartolotta, right, after accepting the Democratic nomination for governor at the Connecticut Democratic Convention, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Hartford, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut's largest labor organization has endorsed Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy for a second term. Delegates to the Connecticut AFL-CIO's convention on Tuesday also endorsed the state’s incumbent constitutional officers, who are all Democrats.

    

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Lawmakers send a letter to retail industry
5:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Conn lawmakers want the retail industry to back gun control

Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are urging national retailers to voluntarily take steps to reduce gun violence by barring guns from their establishments. The lawmakers made the call on Friday at the state Capitol in Hartford. 

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Report says 44 school shootings after Sandy Hook
5:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Larson calls for vote on background check bill

Rep. John Larson speaking on the House floor on Wednesday
Credit C-SPAN

A new report  by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns and other advocates says between the 2012 shooting in Newtown and February of this year, there were 44 school shootings in the U.S, with 30 more since then. Congressman John Larson of Connecticut is calling for a vote on legislation requiring background checks to purchase guns.

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Transportation
5:12 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Tree clearing along Merritt 30% done, says CDOT

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says tree clearing along the 37 mile-long Merritt Parkway is about 30 percent complete. DOT crews have been on a major push to clear trees along the state’s roads since Hurricane Irene, the October snowstorm in 2011 and super storm Sandy. 

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11 children involved with DCF died in 2013
10:09 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Report to examine deaths of children in Conn. DCF care; hearings called for

An upcoming report on child deaths in Connecticut is expected to show a number of infants and toddlers who were involved with the state’s Department of Children and Families died last year.  The report is already prompting calls for a public hearing into the deaths of kids in DCF’s care.

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