Government & Politics

Mary Altaffer / AP

2018 will be a year of criminal trials for former associates of Governor Cuomo, as well as the former leaders of the legislature. Reform groups say they hope the lengthy court proceedings will spur lawmakers to enact some ethics reforms.  

Mary Altaffer / AP

Governor Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Wednesday. The speech kicks off a challenging year of budget deficits and re-election races. 

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Connecticut lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Thursday to continue with a special session aimed at restoring funding to a program that helps about 113,000 elderly and disabled state residents cover Medicare-related expenses.

Hans Pennink / AP

2018 might finally be the year that Democrats regain control of the State Senate. But they face a number of obstacles, and Republicans aren’t ready to give up any time soon.

Johnathon Henninger

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has notified state lawmakers that they are to meet in special session at 10 a.m. on December 29. However, it’s unlikely lawmakers will be taking any action on that day.