Government

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, D-CT5, says she has no intention of resigning from office. The third-term Democrat is responding to calls made in the past few days by prominent state Democrats, who want Esty to resign because of the way she handled sexual harassment allegations made against her former chief of staff.

Keith Srakocic / AP

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman says Connecticut won’t be able to afford its Husky Health program for children if Congress fails to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program, CHIP, that pays for it.

AP Photo/Jessica Hill

House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, a Democrat from Berlin, says an increase in the Connecticut sales tax from 6.35 percent to 6.85 percent is needed in order to balance the state’s two-year-budget. That budget is already seven weeks late.  

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Thursday that requires county executives to assemble local government panels to realize taxpayer savings, including property taxes in Suffolk County.

Malloy signs 2 energy bills into law

Jul 9, 2013

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed two energy measures into law that increase natural gas use in homes and businesses and revamp Connecticut's renewable energy policy to boost hydropower from Canada.