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12:27 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Malloy announces $18 million in funding for microgrids

Connecticut says it's planning the first program in the nation to keep power on in critical buildings during outages. Governor Dannel Malloy announced in Bridgeport on Wednesday that eight towns and cities will be given $18 million to establish microgrids.


Fracking
9:37 am
Wed July 24, 2013

NY moratorium on fracking entering its sixth year

Business and industry groups are expressing dismay that New York is entering its sixth year of a de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or fracking in the state.


Conn. Department of Children and Families
9:02 am
Wed July 24, 2013

Conn. DCF emphasizing kinship care

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families says it has responded to a call from its commissioner, Joette Katz, to place a greater emphasis on kinship care.


Transportation
8:54 am
Tue July 23, 2013

US Transportation Secretary seeks support for more federal spending on rail

Secretary Anthony Foxx and Gov. Dannel Malloy at Union Station in New Haven
Credit Ebong Udoma

The new U.S. Transportation Secretary used a visit to Connecticut today on Monday to urge Congress to support a $40 billion plan to improve rail transportation. The plan is contained in President Obama's 2014 federal budget proposal. It's the secretary's first visit to a state since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month.


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George Zimmerman Trial
8:48 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Conn. House Speaker wants to review state self-defense laws

Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says he wants to take a look at the state's self-defense laws to make sure a situation like the deadly shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin can't happen in Connecticut.


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