Connecticut

Office of Conn. State Rep. Roberta Willis

The Connecticut Senate passed a revised budget in special session on Thursday. The bill plugs a nearly $1 billion budget hole through spending cuts and the shedding of hundreds of state workers for the next fiscal year that begins on July 1.

Sen. Murphy Calls On Congress To Do More On Gun Safety

May 12, 2016
Lisa Marie Pane / AP

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) spoke on the Senate floor this week about the number of accidental deaths caused by children who gain access to guns. 

Connecticut Republican Party

In Connecticut former Olympian August Wolf says he'll petition his way onto the Aug. 9 Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate. Wolf announced on Wednesday that he will attempt to gain over 8,000 signatures by June 7 in order to qualify.

Dave Collins / AP

A new report by the Connecticut Coalition To End Homelessness says homelessness in the state is at an all-time low, with fewer than 4,000 homeless people in Connecticut since counts started in 2007.

Every year the Coalition does what’s called a point-in-time count, where they count all homeless people in the state on a given night.

New Haven Police Department

New Haven’s first black female police captain is suing the city for discrimination that she says dates back to 2012.

Patricia Helliger is a 20-year veteran of the department. She was promoted to captain three months ago. The lawsuit says Helliger was subject to a campaign of racial and gender harassment that delayed that promotion. 

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