Lawmakers are struggling with the legal risks the state may encounter in giving its blessing to a third casino in the state. The legislature’s Public Safety Committee heard more than nine hours of testimony in a public hearing Thursday, the majority of it on two bills which would open up commercial gaming in the state in different ways.
Supporters of Donald Trump rallied in cities across the country Saturday at the suggestion of the president himself. Trump said on Twitter that his supporters should hold rallies of their own in response to the nationwide protests against his administration since the inauguration.
Hartford is one of the cities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in Connecticut. But in an effort to help balance its budget, the state wants to move a drug and alcohol detox program in Hartford to Middletown. Officials say the move could save the state $2 million over the next two years.
The partnership between the state’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes said it’s just days away from revealing where it would like to build the state’s planned third casino. East Windsor and Windsor Locks are the two towns still in the running.
More than 400 people attended a town hall in West Hartford on Tuesday with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. Dozens spilled into overflow rooms when the auditorium reached capacity and hundreds of people were shut out when the fire marshal closed the building.
Many Americans were surprised by the results of the presidential election last month. During the early morning hours of November 9, half of America celebrated the ascension of the man (and not the first woman) that championed the needs of Americans who felt betrayed by those in power. The other half feared the election of a man with no experience in government and a stated desire to dismantle much of President Obama’s legacy.
An investigation into Hartford Schools by the state's Office of the Child Advocate has found that a former high-ranking school administrator had a history of inappropriate contact with students, yet continued to be promoted through the system.
Governor Dannel Malloy has included $125 million in his capital budget as part of an effort to remake the XL Center in downtown Hartford. The state says this is half of what is needed to bring the stadium up to date, but the plan could face Republican opposition.
Governor Dannel Malloy has proposed to change how schools are funded. During his budget address to lawmakers in Hartford, Malloy agreed with a recent court decision that Connecticut's education system needs a fix.