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  • US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

    The Trump administration is due to announce new sanctions on North Korea on Tuesday after declaring it a state sponsor of terrorism.
  • Revised state budget deficit estimates may trigger more cuts

    Revised estimates show Connecticut's current budget deficit has grown large enough to potentially trigger a mid-year, budget-cutting plan from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

  • Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin originally committed to serving more than one term as Hartford's mayor. (WFSB)

    Hartford's mayor committed to serve full term as mayor

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, who announced Saturday he is considering a run for governor, once committed to serving a full four-year term as mayor.    

  • IRS agrees homeowners can write off foundation fix costs

    Two Connecticut congressmen say they've received word that homeowners with crumbling foundations will soon be able to seek federal tax relief.

  • U.S. Sen. Blumenthal said Uber put its 'customers and employees at serious risk '

    A member of the Connecticut Congressional Delegation is reacting after hackers accessed millions of Uber users' personal information last year.  

  • Gov. Malloy announces grants to combat blight in CT

    Gov. Dannel Malloy is spearheading a new effort to combat blight across the state.  

  • Delegation touts bipartisan support for gun-related bill

    Several members of Connecticut's all-Democratic congressional delegation are optimistic that bipartisan support for background check system legislation may be a sign of future cooperation on anti-gun violence legislation.

  • Trump names North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

    President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

  • Despite budget fixes, Connecticut still faces deficits

    Despite making some last-minute fixes last week to the newly passed, two-year, $41.3 billion state budget last week, Connecticut lawmakers are still grappling with fiscal problems.

  • $91 million held from CT cities and towns

    According to the governor, more cuts will be made to bridge a gap in funding and that means he's holding back money from some communities. 

  • (WFSB file photo)

    Malloy holds back state funds to cities and towns

    The state Office of Policy and Management announced the funding lapses as a result of the 2018 fiscal year state budget.

  • Lt. Gov. Wyman not running for governor

    The lieutenant governor has pulled her name from the people running for the position of Connecticut governor.   

  • An election for the governing board of a small Connecticut town has been decided by a coin toss.

    Small town Connecticut election decided by coin toss

    Both candidates received 718 votes in last week's election, and under the town charter, tied elections can be decided by a special election or a coin toss.

  • Trump returns to GOP panic. Will he try to push Moore out?

    Trump has just returned from Asia, and he's walking straight into a party panic over the sexual misconduct accusations dogging GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
  • Lawmakers send budget fixes to governor, but issues remain

    Connecticut's state budget debate is over -- at least for now. The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 123-to-12 in favor of fixes to the recently passed two-year $41.3 billion budget. 

  • (MGN)

    American voters overwhelmingly support gun control measures in latest Quinnipiac poll

    A whopping 95 percent of American voters support universal background checks for gun purchases, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

  • Trump Jr.'s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia probe

    The revelations are sure to increase calls in Congress to have Trump Jr. testify publicly as part of several committee probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

  • (AP)

    Trump approval ratings dip back to near his lowest

    The majority of American voters continue to disapprove of what the president is doing, at least according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

  • CT Senate makes quickly fixes to new state budget

     It took the Connecticut Senate just about two minutes to make some fixes to the recently passed bipartisan budget.

  • (Source: CNN)

    Sessions open to idea of Clinton Foundation special counsel

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department said Monday. 

  • Trump names former drug exec as new health secretary

    President Donald Trump has picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his Health and Human Services secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Alex Azar will oversee a $1-trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, medical research, food and drug safety, and public health.

  • Applications reopen for child care subsidy program

    Connecticut officials say they're able to reopen applications for a state-run child care subsidy program that helps low-income working families.

  • CT lawmakers seek review of Eversource's response to wind storm

    Two lawmakers want the General Assembly to examine Eversource Energy's response to last month's damaging windstorm that left more than 100,000 residents in the dark for multiple days, especially in eastern...

  • CT lawmakers returning to make final changes to budget deal

    Connecticut lawmakers aren't done yet with the state budget.

  • (WFSB file)

    Rally held in New Haven to support immigrants taking up sanctuary

    A fight to stand in solidarity with Connecticut immigrants and their families continues in New Haven on Thursday.

  • Voters in West Haven elected Nancy Rossi as their mayor. (WFSB)

    Women post historic victories in mayoral races

    campaign 2017

    Election night on Tuesday was filled with both expected and unexpected victories.

  • (WFSB file)

    CT's senators join other Democrats to introduce assault weapons ban

    Connecticut's two Democratic senators joined more than a dozen of their colleagues to introduce a Assault Weapons Ban of 2017.

  • Voters headed to the polls for Election Day 2017

    campaign 2017

    The polls have closed after a steady stream of voters were in an out of polling places all day on Tuesday.

  • Ellen Zoppo-Sassu is the first woman to be elected mayor in Bristol (WFSB)

    Zoppo-Sassu first woman to take on mayoral role in Bristol

    campaign 2017

    The city of Bristol will have a new mayor, as Democrat Ellen Zoppo-Sassu won the seat on Tuesday night.

  • Democrat Nancy Rossi claimed victory in West Haven on Tuesday (WFSB)

    Democrat Rossi to be next mayor of West Haven

    campaign 2017

    Democrat Nancy Rossi was elected West Haven mayor after incumbent Ed O'Brien conceded at his headquarters on Tuesday night in one of the most hotly-contested elections in the state this Election Day.

  • Mayor Erin Stewart and school board member Merrill Gay face off in a contentious race in New Britain. (WFSB)

    New Britain Mayor Stewart gets re-elected

    campaign 2017

    It was a contentious race for mayor in New Britain, but incumbent Mayor Erin Stewart claimed victory on Tuesday.

  • Deceased city official's name on ballot causes dispute

    There's an Election Day dispute about whether the name of a deceased Connecticut city councilmember should still appear on the ballot.

  • CT-N showing reruns as state determines future plans

    The office overseeing Connecticut's State Capitol complex is airing a loop of old programming until it figures out how to run the state's cable TV and online public affairs network for near future.

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    Connecticut continues to use paper ballots

    campaign 2017

    Connecticut continues to buck the trend of tallying digital votes.

  • CT cities, towns gear up for local elections

    Cities and towns across Connecticut are gearing up for municipal elections, where candidates ranging from mayor to school board will appear on Tuesday's ballot.

  • Mayoral race in West Haven expected to be heated

    On Tuesday, voters in West Haven will decide between three candidates including the current mayor who is running as a write in after losing the primary in September 

  • Rand Paul's injuries from assault more severe than initially reported

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul has five rib fractures, including three displaced fractures and lung contusions, after an assault in his home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a senior adviser told CNN.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Tokyo.  (Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP)

    Trump: Texas church shooting was result of 'mental health problem,' not gun laws

    President Donald Trump said Monday that he believes the Texas church shooting was caused by a "mental health problem," not an issue with gun laws in the United States. 

  • State office still hopes to run public affairs network

    The office that oversees Connecticut's State Capitol complex says it hopes to have the control room staffed for Connecticut's cable TV and online public affairs network on Monday, despite a dispute with the independent vendor that's been running the operation.

  • CT-N said it could close down by 5 p.m. on Friday. (WFSB)

    State budget crisis not over for non-profits, including CT-N

    Connecticut may officially have a budget as of this week, but the crisis isn't over for cities, towns and non-profit organizations, including the Connecticut Television Network.

  • Governor signs bipartisan budget deal, but with an exception

    Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed the bipartisan budget deal that was passed by lawmakers last week.

  • Former Rep. Selim Noujaim. (Ballotpedia)

    Former lawmaker struck by vehicle in Waterbury

    A former lawmaker from Waterbury was seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle on Monday.

  • (Source: CNN)

    Manafort and Gates face decades in prison, millions in fines

    On a black Monday for Donald Trump's White House, the special counsel investigating possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump presidential campaign announced the first charges, indicting Trump's former campaign chairman and revealing how an adviser lied to the FBI about meetings with Russian intermediaries.

  • (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Russia Investigation: Trump tweets 'NO COLLUSION'

    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, surrendered to federal authorities Monday in the first charges stemming from the special investigation into possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

  • Deadline approaching to register to vote in local elections

    The deadline to register to vote in Connecticut's upcoming municipal elections is fast approaching.

  • All eyes on Malloy and whether he'll sign state budget deal

    All eyes are on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to see whether he will sign the two-year, bipartisan $41.3 billion plan and end Connecticut's four-month-long state budget impasse.

  • Lawmakers discuss Thursday's passage of a state budget. (WFSB)

    Governor to review newly passed state budget

    On day 119 without a state budget, all eyes are on the governor and what will be done with his pen.

  • House sends nuclear plant bill to governor

    Connecticut lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a bill that could potentially change the rules for how the Millstone Nuclear Power Station sells the electricity it generates.

  • The state House of Representatives convened at 10 a.m. on Thursday to vote on a state budget. (WFSB)

    House passes state budget bi-partisan agreement

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    Connecticut lawmakers in the House voted overwhelmingly to pass a bi-partisan agreement after the Senate gave its approval shortly early Thursday morning.

  • President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, about the shooting in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Officials say Trump's opioid emergency won't mean new money

    President Donald Trump's plan to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency won't bring new dollars to fight a scourge that kills nearly 100 Americans each day.

  • Senate continues debating state budget proposal tonight

    The Connecticut Senate got a late start Wednesday night debating a state budget agreement, as they are possibly moving closer toward ending a months-long budget impasse.

  • Lawmakers said they arrived at an agreement on a state budget. (WFSB)

    Lawmakers hope to vote on state budget soon

    State leaders continued their budget talks into the wee hours of Tuesday morning and said they emerged with a bipartisan deal.

  • (WFSB)

    Lawmakers continue to hash out budget deal

    Democrats and Republicans returned to the state capitol on Monday to work on the rest of the details of their budget agreement.

  • Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

    The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • West Haven mayor fires back after accusations of forged absentee ballots

    There are claims of absentee ballot forgery in West Haven and on Friday, Mayor Ed O’Brien fired back at the allegations. On Friday, the mayor's campaign manager said simply, the accusations are a lie and claimed they have the evidence to prove it.  

  • (WFSB)

    Day 112: Malloy wants a budget document before meeting lawmakers

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he won't meet with legislative leaders to discuss their tentative budget framework until they have a document for him to review.

  • (MGN)

    Blumenthal aims to stop ICE from making immigration arrests at hospitals, schools

    Connecticut's senior senator is holding a meeting outside of the Columbus Family Academy in New Haven on Friday, to announce efforts to fight back against the president's immigration enforcement in sensitive locations.

  • (WFSB file)

    Day 111: State budget could eliminate car tax, no plan in place to fill gap

    Legislative leaders said an agreement has been reached, which could include the elimination of the car tax. 

  • If President Trump succeeds in shutting down a major “Obamacare” subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have an unintended consequence.

  • Lawmakers continue to try and hammer out a state budget deal. (WFSB)

    Day 110: CT lawmakers come to tentative, bipartisan agreement

    On day 110 without a state budget, Democratic and Republican lawmakers said they have come together on a tentative, bipartisan agreement on Wednesday afternoon. 

  • Mayor Dan Drew  (WFSB file photo)

    Middletown mayor's chief of staff reigns

    Middletown's mayor faces scrutiny on Wednesday as state officials look into whether or not he violated ethics in his campaign to become Connecticut's next governor.

  • (WFSB)

    State budget proposals include cuts to Medicaid program

    Advocates for the state's Medicaid program said all of the budget proposals so far include cuts to its coverage.

  • (Source: CNN)

    Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for'

    President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson. 

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy released his fourth full budget proposal on Monday. (WFSB)

    Day 109: Gov. says GOP plan for pensions is illegal

    Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans ran late into the night on Monday and picked up again on Tuesday morning.

  • Hillary Clinton to sign books in Connecticut

    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be making her way to Middletown for a book signing.

  • (Meredith Image)

    White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

    By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year. This stunning 5 percent increase was met with skepticism from tax experts and Democratic lawmakers who said the math was flawed. Spread across every U.S. household, the White House analysis claims it would generate "conservatively" an income jump totaling $504 billion, or about $200 bi...
  • Malloy proposes 4th budget as town credit ratings are under review

    Gov. Dannel Malloy released his fourth budget proposal for fiscal year 2018-2019. It calls for $150 million in additional spending cuts, which affects state agencies and social services.

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal. (WFSB file)

    CT senator to call on FCC to uphold First Amendment

    Following a presidential assault on the media by way of interviews and Twitter, Connecticut's senior senator is looking to call on federal communications officials to uphold the First Amendment.

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the 2017 Value Voters Summit, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    President Trump: 'We're saying Merry Christmas again'

    Trump assures Christian conservatives his administration will defend religious organizations, return to traditional American values.

  • First direct flight arrives in CT from Puerto Rico

    maria aftermath

    Governor Dannel Malloy said Connecticut is expecting an influx of people from Puerto Rico and the first direct flight from the island arrived at Bradley International Airport on Friday afternoon. 

  • David Stemerman.

    Greenwich businessman jumps into the race for CT governor

    Greenwich businessman David Stemerman has entered the race for governor by donating nearly $2 million of his own money.

  • President Donald Trump speaks on Iran policy from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Trump won't certify Iran deal, announces combative new approach

    President Donald Trump on Friday unveiled a tough new policy toward the "rogue regime in Iran," prior to declaring that the nuclear deal reached by the Obama administration was no longer in U.S. interests.

  • CT remains without state budget after 104 days

    While Connecticut has been without a state budget for 104 days, legislative leaders said they are continuing to make progress after they met again on Thursday for several hours.

  • CT Sen. Slossberg apologizes for comments during meeting with UConn students

    A state senator apologized for comments she made during a meeting with university students about the state budget. 

  • (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File)

    Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, says island was 'hit as hard as you can hit'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, says island was 'hit as hard as you can hit'

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy discusses that latest round of budget talks. (WFSB)

    Gov. on day 103 with no state budget: 'Cuts should be real cuts'

    Wednesday marked 103 days since Connecticut last had a budget in place.

  • North Korea's nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump's war of words with the isolated nation's leader is making the situation worse.

    Poll: Most say Trump making North Korea situation worse

    Less than one in 10 think Trump's comments are making it better.

  • Sen. Chris Murphy. (CBS file photo)

    Murphy rules out 2020 presidential bid

    Connecticut's junior senator has made a decision about a potential presidential bid in 2020.

  • (MGN)

    'Dreamers' to rally in Hartford to support DACA

    A Connecticut senator and so-called "dreamers" said they will be rallying in Hartford on Wednesday morning in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.

  • Republicans and Democrats met again as CT remains without state budget for 102 days

    After meeting on Monday, legislative leaders emerged saying they had made progress and were only $100 million dollars apart. They met again on Tuesday and once again said they were making progress. 

  • Connecticut to sue over plan to gut federal clean power law

    Attorney General George Jepsen says Connecticut will join other states in suing the Trump administration over its move to kill an Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming.

  • (MGN photo)

    Coalition urges Medicaid protection, not cuts in state budget battle

    A group of advocates seeking to protect Medicaid in Connecticut is urging lawmakers to protect and defend the program.

  • (WFSB file photo)

    Ex-Connecticut governor to get early release from prison

    A former governor of Connecticut who was twice convicted on felony charges is set to be released early from a federal minimum-security prison in Pennsylvania.

  • Lawmakers met again on Monday to try an iron out a state budget deal. (WFSB)

    Lawmakers say 'tremendous strides' made in budget talks

    Connecticut's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders contend they're moving closer toward reaching a possible bipartisan budget deal, saying "tremendous strides" have been made during closed-door negotiations.

  • Chaz from WPLR's Chaz & AJ show said he's hoping $1 billion will be enough to convince Gov. Dannel Malloy to leave office early. (WFSB)

    Radio show posts GoFundMe to get Malloy out of office early

    One radio show is looking to give Connecticut's governor an incentive to leave office early.

  • Connecticut pushes to give Puerto Rico more aid

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal met on Monday with families from the territory who fled the crisis-ridden island.

  • CT marks 100 days without state budget

    Connecticut has now been without a state budget for 100 days. On Sunday, the budget crisis dragged as Connecticut lawmakers said they'll be back at the State Capital to work on try to end the months-long stalemate. 

  • On day 98 with no budget, CT lawmakers said they are making progress

    Ninety-eight days into the state budget crisis and Connecticut's governor hopes an agreement will be reached by the end of next week.

  • Lawmakers, CT Planned Parenthood speak out after president's 'rollback of free birth control coverage'

    Senators and representatives reacted after President Donald Trump expanded the opt-out for workplace insurance.  

  • Advocates, CT lawmakers call for tougher gun control laws in New Haven

    The fight for stricter gun control laws headed to New Haven on Friday morning.

  • 2 sites considered as possible locations for 2nd Amazon headquarters in CT

    Hartford and Stamford are the two possible locations for Amazon's second headquarters in Connecticut, according to a governor's announcement on Friday.  

  • DACA students discuss their future in New Haven

    As the fight continues in Washington, DC to protect so-called Dreamers, the DACA program was at the center of the conversation in New Haven on Friday as well. A round table discussion was held at Gateway Community College on Friday morning about what comes next after President Donald Trump rescinded the program.  

  • (WFSB)

    At 97 days, Connecticut remains only state without a budget

    Thursday marks 97 days without a budget and Connecticut remains the only state with the problem.

  • CT Citizens Defense League comments on bump stocks

    Bump stock, which is the device that was used to accelerate the violence in the mass murder in Las Vegas, has come under scrutiny throughout the United States including in Connecticut.  

  • (MGN)

    Cities, towns call on governor, lawmakers to create pension commission

    At the heart of the state's budget woes are pensions.

  • (MGN photo)

    Senators push 'no check, no sale' gun legislation

    Three senators, including two from Connecticut, announced bill to close a loophole that allows gun sales to proceed if a background check is not completed after 72 hours.

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal joined other senators in calling for a ban on bump stocks. (CBS)

    Lawmakers call for ban on devices that modify rifles

    One of Connecticut's senators joined other lawmakers in introducing a bill that would ban accessories that modify semi-automatic rifles to make them fire like fully-automatic rifles.

  • Monday, state Republicans pushed for an override to Gov. Dannel Malloy's budget veto. (WFSB)

    Day 95: Lawmakers do not vote on overriding governor's budget veto

    The state budget crisis continued into day 95 on Tuesday as lawmakers in the House did not vote on overriding the governor's veto. 

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked President Donald Trump to lead the fight to stop mass shootings. (WFSB)

    Blumenthal, Murphy join senators, advocates in demanding immediate gun control action

    A deadly shooting that left nearly 60 people dead on the Las Vegas Strip reignited the gun control debate.

  • Democrats announce their support for Gov. Dannel Malloy's state budget veto. (WFSB)

    Democrats applaud Malloy's budget veto

    Monday morning, the state's Democratic legislative delegation met on the steps of Hartford City Hall to announce its support for Gov. Dannel Malloy's veto.

  • Hartford firefighters battled a 2-alarm fire early Monday morning on Irving Street (WFSB).

    12 people forced out of home after Hartford fire

    Twelve people, including two children, were forced from their Hartford home early Monday morning as firefighters battled an early morning fire in the north end. 

  • (MGN photo)

    Layoff notices going out to teachers in Plymouth

    The school district and town offices in Plymouth said they are prepared for layoffs following the governor's decision to veto a Republican state budget.

  • Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Price out as HHS secretary after private plane scandal

    Price's departure came as he's being investigated by the department's inspector general for using private jets for multiple government business trips, even to fly distances often as short as from Washington to Philadelphia.

  • (WFSB file)

    Lawmakers have 2 days before an executive budget order may increase your taxes

    Lawmakers have two days to get a plan in place before Gov. Dannel Malloy is forced to put another executive order in place, which may lead to deeper funding cuts and higher property taxes.

  • Former First Lady Michelle Obama. (WFSB file)

    Former first lady set to visit the Bushnell this fall

    Michelle Obama, who was first lady from 2009 to 2017, is coming to the Bushnell's Mortensen Hall.

  • Governor vetoes GOP state budget

    Connecticut's governor, as promised, vetoed the Republican-backed budget that was passed by lawmakers earlier this month.

  • CT towns considering higher taxes

    Channel 3 spent the Thursday talking with the leaders of small Connecticut towns and learned for many, it may translate into higher property taxes. Many towns have already sent out property taxes and now, if no budget is passed, residents in those towns will be getting another one.  

  • Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks with the media on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    House Majority Whip Scalise returns to Congress for first time after shooting

    The congressman shot in June at a baseball practice is returning to work at the Capitol after three months in the hospital and at a rehabilitation facility.

  • Former first lady Michelle Obama presents the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Michelle Obama: Women who didn't vote for Clinton 'voted against their own voice'

    Michelle Obama has some tough words for women who didn't vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, saying they "voted against their own voice." 

  • Day 89: GOP urges governor to sign state budget

    The pressure continues to mount for Connecticut lawmakers as the state reaches 89 days without a budget.

  • Hartford's bond rating lowered again

    Standard and Poors has now dropped Hartford’s bond rating for the second time in just two weeks. 

  • (WFSB photo)

    Day 88: Gov. to hold leadership meeting as budget deadline looms

    Lawmakers have until Oct. 1 to get a state budget agreement in place before Gov. Dannel Malloy puts another executive order in place.

  • Medical examiner's accreditation an issue in budget impasse

    Connecticut's budget impasse is putting the state medical examiner's office at risk for losing national accreditation.

  • (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, listens as Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, speaks, accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky.

    Senate won't vote on GOP health care bill, sources tell CNN

    The Senate will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill to repeal Obamacare, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republicans in a closed-door meeting, three sources told CNN.

  • State budget cuts could close UConn campuses

    With 87 budget less days behind the state, Democrats and the governor blasted cuts in the Republican budget after he spoke one of the University of Connecticut campuses on Monday afternoon. 

  • Anthony Weiner gets 21 months in prison in sexting case

    Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor. In addition to the prison term, Weiner also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

  • Connecticut notified Russians scanned election system

    Connecticut officials have been notified by the federal government that the state's online voter registration system was targeted in hacking efforts by Russia last year.  

  • UConn students protested against the GOP budget earlier this week. (WFSB)

    Lawmakers still divided as CT marks 84th day without a budget

    The governor met with Republican leaders on Friday morning in hopes of reaching an agreement on a state budget.

  • (MGN)

    Senators push for investigation into taxpayer-funded travel by Trump Cabinet

    A number of senators, including one of Connecticut's, are pushing for an investigation into travel by executive branch officials.

  • Sen. Chris Murphy. (WFSB file photo)

    CT Senator to host public forum on new healthcare bill replacement

    One of Connecticut's Democratic senators said he plans to "sound the alarm" on Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • UConn students rallied against the GOP's budget on Wednesday night (WFSB)

    UConn students rally against GOP budget

    Rallies are set for outside of the University of Connecticut Health Center's campus in Farmington and the main school campus in Storrs where students said they'll take a stand against the Republican budget.

  • 82 days: Governor slams GOP budget

    Despite a state budget being approved by lawmakers, a veto from the governor is looming.

  • UConn resident Susan Herbst appears on Face the State. (WFSB file)

    UConn's president calls budget cuts "disheartening and sad"

    The University of Connecticut's president has made it clear that the Republican state budget would be devastating to the school.

  • Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez. (WFSB file)

    State seeks to snag back pension from ex-Hartford mayor

    The State of Connecticut is looking stop a disgraced mayor who pleaded guilty to bribery and extortion charges from getting his pension.

  • The Republican state budget was passed by lawmakers; however, Gov. Dannel Malloy said he'll veto it. (WFSB)

    Day 80: Malloy urges both sides to agree on bipartisan budget

    As of Monday, Connecticut has been without a budget for 80 days, and now Gov. Dannel Malloy is urging both sides to agree on a bipartisan plan.

  • GOP state budget passes House, Senate; Gov. says he will veto

    The Republican version of the state budget proposal was passed by the House and the Senate, but the governor said he won't sign it when it gets to his desk. It has been 79 days without a state budget for Connecticut.   

  • House, Senate pass GOP budget; Malloy says he will veto

    The governor said in a statement that he will veto the Republican version of the state budget proposal passed by the House and the Senate on Friday night. 

  • CT senator to oppose base closure proposal that could affect Groton

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he plans to oppose a Base Closure and Realignment measure that could threaten Naval Submarine Base New London and the Connecticut National Guard.

  • Lawmakers have spent all day working toward voting on a budget (WFSB)

    No budget vote, Senate to reconvene Friday afternoon

    As of Thursday, Connecticut has been without a budget for 76 days.

  • (Sources: Twitter. AP)

    ESPN says it accepts Hill's apology for Trump tweets

    ESPN says it has accepted the apology of its "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill for tweeting this week that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist" and "bigot."

  • (WFSB file)

    Anthem, ConnectiCare Benefits commit to participating in Access Health CT

    Anthem and ConnectiCare Benefits, Inc., will be part of Connecticut's health insurance exchange.

  • SEIU 1199 releases new commercial that targets wealthy

    A union that employees Connecticut residents is calling on the wealthy to pay their fair share and suggesting higher taxes for the rich.  

  • State Republicans presented their latest budget proposal on Tuesday. (WFSB)

    Day 74: Republicans present revised state budget proposal

    State Republicans presented their revised state budget proposal on Tuesday.

  • In this Nov. 14, 2016 photo, Hope Hicks, press secretary for President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, arrives at Trump Tower in New York.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Hope Hicks named permanent White House communications director

    Hope Hicks, who was named interim White House communications director in August, will now hold the job on a permanent basis, a White House spokesperson told CNN Tuesday.

  • Monday is deadline to register to vote in local primaries

    Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is reminding state residents that Monday is the deadline to register to vote in Tuesday's local primary elections.

  • Luisa DeLauro, mother of Rep. Rosa DeLauro, passed away at the age of 103. (Rep. DeLauro)

    Luisa DeLauro, mother of Rep. Rosa DeLauro, passes away at 103

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro honored her late mother on Sunday after she passed away at the age of 103.

  • (WFSB PHOTO)

    State budget proposal creating large impacts on towns

    Governor Malloy's revised budget proposal asks many towns to do more with much less and that will lead some towns to make drastic changes. 

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy presented his newest budget compromise on Friday. (WFSB)

    Governor releases latest budget proposal includes rise in sales tax

    Connecticut's governor presented his new state budget proposal on Friday, which he called a "compromise" with lawmakers.

  • (Source: CNN)

    Clinton: I relied on prayer, yoga and 'my fair share of Chardonnay' after 'devastating' 2016 loss

    Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she was devastated and drained after her loss to Donald Trump in 2016, but regained her strength by relying on a mix of prayer, yoga and "my fair share of Chardonnay." 

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy. (WFSB file)

    Malloy releases preview of new budget proposal

    Connecticut's governor released a preview of what he called a new compromise biennial budget proposal.

  • Supporters held a rally in favor of DACA at ECSU in Willimantic on Tuesday. (WFSB)

    Rallies held in response to decision to dump DACA

    DACA is a program that protects young immigrants from deportation and is being dismantled by President Donald Trump, as was announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday.

  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions makes a statement at the Justice Department in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, on President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Trump vows to revisit DACA if Congress stumbles

    President Donald Trump now says he will "revisit" a program protecting young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children if Congress doesn't act.

  • (MGN)

    Connecticut lawmakers, locals react to Trump's DACA decision

    The president is expected to end a program that extended protections to young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.

  • (WFSB)

    Budget gridlock to balloon state's deficit, if it continues

    Connecticut is on track to end the year nearly $94 million in the hole.

  • State comptroller Kevin Lembo said he will seek re-election instead of make a run for governor. (WFSB file)

    Lembo re-ups for state comptroller

    Connecticut's state comptroller said he will not run for governor but will instead seek reelection.

  • (MGN)

    New England governors set to talk trade with Canadians

    New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers are set to talk Canadian-U.S. trade relations days after President Donald Trump threatened to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • Some school districts are getting much less money from the state than they expected (WFSB)

    Frustration grows in school districts amid state budget crisis

    School districts said their frustration continues to grow because they're worried about funding with the first day of school right around the corner.

  • (WFSB photo)

    House Democrats release state budget proposal today

    The House Democrats released a revised a state budget proposal on Wednesday morning that includes an increase in sales tax. 

  • QU Poll: Voters believe President Trump dividing country

    A recently-released poll shows that voters believe the president is dividing the country.   

  • People protest outside the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. Protests were held against President Donald Trump as he hosted a rally inside the convention center. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Thousands protest outside Trump's Phoenix rally, police forced to respond

    A day of noisy but largely peaceful protests of President Donald Trump's speech in Phoenix turned unruly as police fired pepper spray at crowds after someone apparently lobbed rocks and bottles at officers.

  • President Donald Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Trump blames media for condemnation of comments on Virginia

    President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester.

  • CT lawmakers met today to discuss state budget

    State lawmakers met once again on Tuesday afternoon to craft a budget for Connecticut. Seven weeks without a budget is taking its toll on the state and Connecticut is now close to $100 million in the red. Money to cities and towns is being cut throughout the state. 

  • Republicans not invited to anti-hate rally at State Capitol

    Following a night of solidarity rallies and vigils across Connecticut, another event took place late Thursday morning in Hartford.

  • President Donald Trump, his longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller, left, and two Secret Service agents walk along the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Secret Service can't pay agents for Trump and his family, report says

    The Secret Service cannot pay hundreds of agents to protect President Donald Trump and his large family, according to a report published this week.

  • Some school districts are getting much less money from the state than they expected (WFSB)

    Governor: Some school districts will get funding, others will not

    The governor announced changes to his executive order to shift money to school districts he claims need it more than others.

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal. (WFSB file)

    CT senator calls on U.S. attorney general to include white supremacists in investigation

    Connecticut's senior senator is urging the U.S. attorney general to call on the Department of Justice so its Charlottesville investigation can be expanded to include what he called white supremacist terrorist groups.

  • (CNN)

    Under pressure, Trump disbands business advisory councils

    After several people resigned from President Donald Trump’s business advisory councils, he’s decided to call it quits on the initiative.

  • Wells Fargo. (MGN)

    CT senator sets crosshairs on Wells Fargo for auto insurance scam

    Connecticut's senior senator is taking aim at a bank for defrauding thousands of customers in the state and across the nation.

  • (Source: Twitter/@colbertlateshow,@Scaramucci)

    Scaramucci: If it were up to me, Bannon would be gone

    Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says if it were up to him, top adviser Steve Bannon would be gone from President Donald Trump's administration. 

  • Gov. Dannel Malloy stood by a plan on Friday to shift money from wealthier towns to poorer ones. (WFSB)

    Cities, towns find out when they'll know status of education funding

    Cities and towns in Connecticut can expect to find out if they'll lose education funding before the end of this month.

  • (Source: AP Photo / Meredith)

    Trump: 'Big, big trouble if anything happens to Guam'

    President Donald Trump said Friday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "will truly regret it and he will regret it fast" if he issues an overt threat or attacks Guam or a US ally.

  • Sign says: "Protect our nation to the death" and "Hearts of 10 million people are burning." (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

    North Korea says Guam strike plan ready within days

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he doesn't believe there is "any imminent threat" from North Korea, including to the U.S. territory of Guam.

  • Sen. Len Fasano discusses state labor concessions amid Connecticut's budget crisis. (WFSB file)

    Fasano rules out run for governor

    Connecticut's Senate Republican President Pro Tempore announced that he will not pursue a run for governor.

  • Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton during a previous recording of Face the State. (WFSB file)

    Danbury mayor recovering after surgery on cyst in brain

    The mayor of Danbury is recovering following surgery that removed a cyst from his brain.

  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal and President Donald Trump. (File photos)

    Blumenthal, Trump trade Twitter barbs over Russian investigation

    Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal discussed a bill on Monday meant to limit presidential power while exchanging barbs with the president.

  • Budget impasse prompts school delays, layoffs and cutbacks

    With no state budget in sight and the first day of school just around the corner, local education officials are making big cost-saving moves and hoping more won't be necessary.

  • East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo. (WFSB file)

    State budget woes lead to spending freeze in East Haven

    The state's lack of a budget has caused the town of East Haven to implement a spending freeze.

  • Sen. Blumenthal spoke with CT seniors about elder abuse bill

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal celebrated a win in the Senate in a move to combat elder abuse.

  • QU poll shows President Trump's approval rating has hit new low

    A new poll shows that the president's approval rating has hit a new low.  

  • Access Health CT warns remaining insurers may leave

    The CEO of Connecticut's health insurance exchange is warning that the two remaining insurers offering individual plans could decide to leave Access Health CT this fall.

  • No state budget triggers soup kitchens, drug treatment cuts

    Funding for soup kitchens and other food service programs across Connecticut is one of the latest casualties of the state's budget woes.

  • The state Senate approved a union concession deal expected to save billions on Monday evening (WFSB)

    Senators approve state employee labor deal

    The Connecticut Senate approved a state employee labor concessions package that is needed to help save $1.5 billion over two years.

  • Connecticut Senate OKs changes needed for new tribal casino

    The state Senate has approved amended agreements that could lead to Connecticut's first casino on nontribal land.

  • (MGN photo)

    GOP healthcare repeal fails after late-night vote

    The Republican healthcare bill was voted down overnight, all but ending GOP efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act for now. 

  • Gov. Malloy says budget deal not likely until fall

    Gov. Dannel Malloy said he doesn't think a new two-year budget deal will be reached until the fall. 

  • Gov. Malloy signs order reinforcing nondiscrimination policies in CT Military Department

    Following a series of tweets by President Donald Trump that issued a ban on transgender people in the military, Connecticut officials reacted.

  • (Source: AP PHOTO/TWITTER)

    Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

    President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that transgender people will not be allowed to serve 'in any capacity' in the United States military. 

  • Malloy calls for review of Millstone's economic viability

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed an executive order requiring various state agencies to review the future economic viability of the Millstone Power Station in Waterford.

  • Lawmakers have yet to agree on a state budget. (WFSB file photo)

    House to attempt an override of affordable housing veto

    Leaders of the Connecticut House of Representatives say they're pushing ahead with a possible override of only one of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's four vetoes.

  • Malloy's budget director says fiscal 2017 to end in surplus

    Connecticut is poised to wrap up last fiscal year with a small surplus.

  • Sen. John McCain. (MGN)

    Following McCain diagnosis, local doctors explain glioblastoma

    According to officials, about 20,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with glioblastoma every year.

  • (Source: WPLG via CNN)

    Family says JetBlue removed them from flight after toddler kicked seat; airline refutes claim

    A woman claims her family was kicked off a JetBlue flight in South Florida after her 1-year-old daughter became agitated, but the airline says that's not the case.

  • State union workers approve concessions agreement

    developing

    State union workers agreed to make concessions as part of a deal that should help stem the tide against the state's budget woes.

  • Republican Walker announces run for CT governor

    Republican and former United States Comptroller General Dave Walker is making a run at becoming governor of Connecticut.  

  • Labor unions vote on concessions package

    State employees voted on a two-year, $1.5 billion labor concessions package on Monday.

  • CT lawmakers talk state budget

    Republican and Democratic lawmakers talk about the state budget.

  • Governor discusses pension restructuring plan

    Controversy is swirling around the passage of a new state pension plan.

  • (CBS photo)

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