Governor Dannel Malloy

Keno may soon be legal in Connecticut. It’s a lottery-like electronic game, and lawmakers say it could bring in between $30 and $60 million a year in state revenue. The state faces a projected deficit of more than a billion dollars a year.

Governor Dannel Malloy wants lawmakers to call a special session to re-examine taxes in the budget. Once Malloy signs the budget into law, residents could expect to see Keno within six months.

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Dozens of librarians in Connecticut rallied at the Capitol building in Hartford Wednesday in opposition to nearly four million dollars in cuts in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed two-year budget. The librarians are concerned that the proposed budget would eliminate funding for the state’s inter-library loan program.

Under the Connecticard program, a library patron can use their local library card to check out books at any of more than 800 libraries in the state.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy's two-year, $40 billion budget proposal contains more than $1.3 billion in spending cuts. It outlines a $100 billion transportation plan that he says will take 30 years to complete. And Malloy says it contains no tax increases, although Republicans disagree on the definition of a tax increase.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy used his state of the state speech on Wednesday to push for a 30-year plan to overhaul the state’s entire transportation infrastructure.

The comprehensive plan would cost billions of dollars but Malloy says the state cannot afford to wait.  The Democratic governor gave the speech shortly after being sworn-in for his second term.

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Update 5 p.m.: The patient at Yale-New Haven hospital, who was being evaluated for Ebola-like symptoms, has tested negative for the virus.

Officials at Yale-New Haven Hospital say a patient who the hospital admitted last night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms is in stable condition and improving.

The patient is a Yale student who recently returned from Liberia with a group of other students.

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