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Health insurance rates rising again in Connecticut, though by less than...

The rate increases “will be one more strain on Connecticut families and small businesses at a tremendously challenging time," says Attorney General William Tong.

CT Senate narrowly passes recreational marijuana bill

Senate Bill 1118 would allow the purchase and possession of marijuana at age 21, beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

Lamont signs iGaming, sports betting bill

Approval is still needed from the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior to amend the state’s compact with the tribes, before online gaming and sports wagering can begin in the state.

Controversial zoning reform bill passed by Senate

Though he expressed some disappointment with some of the compromises taken to pass the bill, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) called it "a very important step on our road for Connecticut to shed itself from being the most segregated state in the nation."

CT business groups, GOP leaders unite in opposition to proposed $50M...

“Instead of adding on more taxes, lawmakers should instead look towards policies that will help local businesses thrive," said CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima.

Jim Marpe won’t seek re-election as Westport first selectman

“I remain humbled by, and grateful for, the responsibility you have granted me," Marpe told voters in the statement announcing his decision.

CT hearing on ‘mansion tax’ boils over into charges of racism...

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) blasted Rep. Michael Winkler (R-Vernon) after the latter referred to "Asians and other minorities that have never been discriminated against.”

CT lawmakers debate who should control zoning: State or municipalities?

“If we want effective, efficient government, then zoning has to be in the hands of the towns,” says State Rep. Kimberly Fiorello (R-Greenwich).

Business leaders, CT politicians condemn Trump and insurrection at Capitol

“The terrorists, traitors and enablers who instigated, aided, and abetted this coup -- including those in Congress -- must be held accountable and never walk these halls of democracy again," said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.

CT state Sen. Tony Hwang: Lack of post-pandemic planning is...

"We all need to create a more viable, sustainable, and financially sensible form of government," says the Deputy Senate Republican Leader, whose 28th District includes Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

CT state Sen. Hwang named Senate ranking leader on Public Health...

Hwang's district includes Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

CT Association of Realtors reverses longtime trends with two Democratic endorsements

"Connecticut's realtors have their fingers on the pulse of our state economy -- when markets are looking strong, they're often the first ones to see it," said State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26th), the first Democrat to get the group's nod in that district in a decade.

CT Attorney General Tong promises redress for ‘stunning failure’ of utilities...

"Why were Eversource and United Illuminating so woefully underprepared once again?" wonders Attorney General William Tong.

As power outages linger in Connecticut, Eversource CEO urged to resign

The co-chair of the state’s Energy & Technology Committee is calling for the head of Eversource to resign, as statewide power outages remain in the 90,000 range, nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias.

Connecticut launches investigation into utilities’ Isaias performance as pols’ tempers rise

The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”