Connecticut

Courtesy of the New Haven Independent

The Connecticut House Republican caucus made significant gains this election, narrowing the Democratic majority to 79-72.

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A trial over whether Connecticut government is responsible for the deaths of a New York couple killed when a tree crashed onto their car on the Merritt Parkway has been scheduled for next June, 10 years after the accident.

Patrick Comins / Audubon Connecticut

Many birds in Connecticut are suffering slow, steady population declines because of a loss of nesting areas, and scientists say the saltmarsh sparrow could be extinct in 50 years, becoming the first avian extinction in the continental U.S. since 1931, the Connecticut Audubon Society reports.

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Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy might be meeting with state legislative leaders in the coming days to discuss Connecticut’s budget deficit. State Senate GOP Leader Len Fasano says this might help improve the public’s confidence in them.

Cassandra Basler / WSHU

This week, Syrian refugees living in Connecticut met with Governor Dannel Malloy, refugee agency workers and volunteers from the Jewish community at a meeting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven. They thanked leaders for welcoming them to the United States this year.

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