Dannel Malloy

Johnathon Henninger

Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Connecticut are blaming each other for not having a budget agreement before the state’s regular legislative session comes to end on Wednesday. In dispute is how to close a $5 billion projected deficit in the state’s next $40 billion two-year budget.

Jessica Hill / AP

Republicans in the Connecticut Senate announced on Wednesday that they are rejecting a labor concession agreement negotiated by Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and state employee union leaders. The deal is for $1.5 billion in labor givebacks to help balance the state’s next two-year budget.

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and other elected officials joined East Hartford students, parents and teachers on Tuesday to rally in support of their public high school. The rally follows unflattering remarks about the school by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Gene J. Puskar / AP

The Connecticut State Senate passed a bill early on Wednesday allowing a new satellite casino to be built by two Native American tribes in East Windsor. It passed by a vote of 24 to 12. But it's doubtful the bill in its current form will win approval in the House of Representatives.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut state employees could receive four years of full job security if they agree to concessions such as a two-year wage freeze, three furlough days and higher insurance premiums and pension contributions.