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DGA wants to buy ads for Malloy campaign
6:12 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Federal judge dismisses Democratic Governor's Association challenge to Conn campaign finance law

A US District Court judge in New Haven dismissed a lawsuit challenging Connecticut’s election campaign law on Wednesday. The national Democratic Governor’s Association had claimed the state’s campaign law is unconstitutional.

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Bills range from tasers to sewage
6:34 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Malloy signs 65 bills on range of topics; vetoes two

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed 65 bills on Monday, dealing with everything from birth certificates to brew pubs.

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Boughton and Lauretti team up on GOP ticket
4:38 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Boughton campaign says Lauretti has enough signatures to qualify for GOP primary

Danbury, Connecticut Mayor Mark Boughton’s gubernatorial campaign said on Tuesday its collected more than the 8,190 signatures needed to get Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor in the state GOP primary. The outcome of Lauretti’s petition drive will determine the lineup for the August 15th GOP gubernatorial primary. 

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Ash trees in region are vulnerable
12:29 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Scientists get ready to battle a tiny killer of trees: Emerald ash borer

Entomologist Claire Rutledge finds an emerald ash borer's tracks on a tree in Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, Connecticut.
Credit Davis Dunavin

Arborists in Connecticut are getting ready for another summer battling the emerald ash borer. They're beetles that kill trees, and they’ve been spreading across the state since 2012.

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Plaintiffs receive $450K and promise of reform
6:45 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

East Haven reaches settlement in lawsuit over alleged police abuse of Latinos

The town of East Haven, Connecticut has reached a settlement in a civil rights lawsuit against its police department. The town will pay $450,000 to plaintiffs, and adopt heavy limits on immigration law enforcement. The settlement resolves a 2010 lawsuit. It was filed on behalf of a priest and Latino residents who alleged repeated abuses by police officers, including false arrests, illegal searches and obstruction of justice.

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