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  • Connecticut OKs wind power rules, ends moratorium

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers broke an impasse over energy policy on Tuesday, approving wind power regulations that end a moratorium on new turbines producing clean energy. The legislature's Regulation Review Committee approved rules that require setbacks, address concerns over...

  • Connecticut's nuclear plant can use warmer water

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's nuclear power plant won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at one of its two units in Waterford, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday. The Millstone 2 plant may use water as warm as 80 degrees Fahrenheit, up...

  • Conn. airport authority gives pre-approval to firm

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An industrial electrical manufacturer and distributor has received an early approval to open a facility in the recently created Waterbury-Oxford Airport Development Zone. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that the Connecticut Airport Authority okayed its first...

  • Connecticut GOP offers state budget alternative

    Minority Republicans in the Connecticut General Assembly on Thursday offered an alternative $18.9 billion state budget that scraps the governor's proposed $55 tax rebate, ends the state's earned income tax credit program for the working poor and doesn't include what the GOP calls Democratic...

  • Connecticut jobs increase as winter's freeze ends

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut added 4,900 jobs in March, helping to restore jobs lost in January because of extreme weather, state labor officials said Thursday. However, the state has regained less than 55 percent of the jobs lost from March 2008 to February 2010 during the...

  • Home sales of $10 million rise in Connecticut town

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million. Five homes sold this year for more than $10 million in Greenwich, the assessor's...

  • Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. The White House says Obama commended men's head coach Kevin Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and...

  • Connecticut casinos post March slot revenue drop

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Indian-run casinos say slot machine revenue fell sharply in March, with Foxwoods Resort Casino citing an "ultra-competitive" market. Foxwoods reported Tuesday that the share of wagers, known as revenue, was $44.6 million, down 10 percent from March 2013....

  • Conn. fracking waste moratorium bill progresses

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly. On a 34-6 vote, the legislature's Judiciary Committee on Monday approved the proposed ban on drilling fluid and other waste generated as a...

  • Gov. Malloy touts success of Conn. jobs program

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is touting the success of a state program that promotes job creation by providing wage subsidies and training grants to small businesses. The initiative, known as the Subsidized Training and Employment Program or Step Up, help cover the...

  • Jeb Bush to headline Connecticut GOP fundraiser

    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is starring at the Connecticut Republican Party's 36th annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner.

  • Connecticut AG proposes legislation aimed at contracts with electric companies

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen supported a package of legislative proposals on Tuesday that would address consumer allegations of spiking prices, deceptive practices and hidden contract terms in the electric supplier market. Jepsen...

  • Newton targets downtown development

    NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — Government and business interests in Newtown say several projects getting underway should help bring people downtown in the Newton County community. Among them is the opening of a farmer's market later in the spring, WTOK-TV reported (http://bit.ly/1hiCEim ). "We're...

  • Connecticut moratorium stalls wind power proposal

    As Connecticut moves on several fronts to diversify its supply of energy, proposals for wind power have stalled as state lawmakers struggle to reach agreement on rules for turbine locations, shadows created by spinning blades and other details.

  • Conn. job gains in Feb. cut unemployment rate

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Following an employment decline in January caused by extreme winter weather, Connecticut regained 800 jobs in February as the unemployment rate continued to fall, state officials said Thursday. The unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in February from 7.2 percent in...



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