FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's controversial surveillance programs.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is optimistic President Obama is looking at ways to reign in the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. The Connecticut Democrat was one several senators who met with the president at the White House last week.
File photo- From left; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, attend the closing session of the National Governors Association 2013 Winter Meeting in Washington
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy, a former prosecutor, says he believes a crime was committed when traffic jams were engineered in Fort Lee, New Jersey as part of a political vendetta against a Democratic mayor.
Malloy, a Democrat and former mayor, made the comment at a press conference in Hartford on Thursday about an unrelated matter. He didn't bring up the subject but he did not hesitate to give his opinion when asked about the situation involving his Republican counterpart in New Jersey.
The Connecticut state Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday over how much information police are obligated to release to the public. The court is considering the reach of the state’s freedom-of-information law.
A report released on Thursday by Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget office claims the state’s overall debt has been reduced by 15 percent over the three years Malloy has been in office. Republicans are challenging the report.