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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Thumbs-up for Lamont, thumbs-down for Trump

Noting that he sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murphy said he was determined to “try and bring road and railway money back to Connecticut” this year.

Jahana Hayes appointed to Congressional education committee

The onetime National Teacher of the Year described herself as “optimistic of the work we will do to ensure that America’s youth are prepared to compete on a global stage for generations to come.”

CT Gov. Ned Lamont: ‘Fix this damn budget, once and for...

"No more funny math or budgetary gamesmanship,” the new governor told the legislature. “Don’t tell me some consultant says there are $1 billion in easy spending cuts -- show me the money or I will show you the door.”

Several Fairfield County legislators to chair General Assembly committees

Steve Stafstrom will serve as co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, replacing Rep. William Tong, who gave up his seat to run for – and win – state attorney general.

Shelton’s Tickey tapped as Bysiewicz’s economic and community development adviser

The onetime campaign manager for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will remain on Shelton's Planning & Zoning Commission.

CT, NY lawmakers seek $20M from Trump to protect LI Sound

“If we consider the status quo acceptable, the Long Island Sound and the coastline we know will not be recognizable to the next generation,” reads a letter from a bipartisan coalition.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to become new CT Dem chair

Erick Russell, a lawyer who chairs the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT section, is expected to be nominated as the party’s vice chairman.

State senate GOP counsel Michael Cronin fired over financial misdeeds

Michael Cronin has admitted to having misappropriated what was termed “tens of thousands of dollars" from a Senate Republican caucus political action committee.

Elections over, business leaders express optimism about climate ahead

Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”

William Tong wins close race for state attorney general

Tong is the first Asian-American constitutional officer in the history of the state and only the second elected Asian-American attorney general in the history of the U.S.

Dems make gains on state, national level; Cuomo re-elected, Lamont wins...

Of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are now in control of that chamber, wresting control from Republicans: the latest count was 219-193, with 23 seats yet to be declared. On the U.S. Senate side, Republicans maintained control by a 51-43 margin, with four seats yet to be called.

Stefanowski holds slim lead over Lamont, says latest SHU poll

The top issues driving voters’ decisions at the poll continue to be the high overall tax burden (17.6 percent), the state budget crisis (17.6 percent) and low economic growth in Connecticut (12.6 percent).

Joe Lieberman to be part of transition team if Stefanowski is...

Having lost the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator in the 2006 election to Ned Lamont – perhaps not coincidentally, the current Democratic candidate for governor – Lieberman ultimately ran in that election and won.

Quinnipiac poll finds governor’s race too close to call

Meanwhile, in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Murphy still leads Republican challenger and business owner Matthew Corey by double digits.

Former Yonkers Mayor Angelo Martinelli dies at 91

Martinelli, who served from 1974 to 1979 and from 1982 to 1987, was the city's longest serving mayor.