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  • 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...

  • Connecticut approves highest state minimum wage

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers Wednesday approved raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the highest for any state in the country and the same rate that President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage. Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who recently...

  • Minimum wage increase clears Conn. committee

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 has cleared a key legislative hurdle. The Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee on Monday approved the bill 24-to-17, with the legislature's minority...

  • Mohegan Tribe backs more aid for Connecticut host

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The chairman of the Mohegan Tribe is advocating for the town that hosts its Connecticut casino to receive a bigger share of the slots revenue it hands over to the state. The state divides some money from two tribal casinos each year for grants to Connecticut's 169...

  • Connecticut attorney general no longer seeking penalties against utility company after charitable donation

    Jepsen HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) – Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced on Wednesday that he is withdrawing a petition seeking penalties against a utility company after the company agreed to donate $2.5 million to an assistance program. Jepsen’s petition...

  • Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy raps John Boehner over food stamp criticism

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy struck back Monday against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, saying it was reprehensible to accuse Connecticut and other states of cheating the federal food stamp program by approving nominal increases in home heating assistance.



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