Government & Politics

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is urging state lawmakers to deal with the state’s looming budget deficit when they meet for a special session after Christmas next week. 

Johnathon Henninger

Connecticut lawmakers will be back in Hartford for a special session on the last week of the year.

Mike Groll / AP

There’s now one official candidate running for governor of New York in 2018, and that’s the Assembly’s Republican leader Brian Kolb. He announced in a video released Tuesday.

Johnathon Henninger

With two weeks to go until Christmas, it remains uncertain whether Connecticut lawmakers will be back in Hartford before the end of the year to fix a looming deficit in the state budget they passed in October.

Karen DeWitt / WAMC

County leaders across New York are the latest to complain about the tax overhaul plan now being crafted in Congress. They predict higher taxes for many New Yorkers, declining home prices, and slowed economic growth.