A full-page ad taken out by the state of Indiana in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, June 10, 2015, is part of an effort by the Hoosier State Gov. Mike Pence to pry businesses away from the home state of Connecticut rival Dannel P. Malloy. Source: Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Rivalry renewed: Indiana tries to pry Connecticut businesses away

The Hatfields and McCoys of the nation’s governors — Connecticut’s Dan Malloy and Indiana’s Mike Pence — are at it again. Pence’s administration on Wednesday tried to show up Malloy over rising
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NTSB says Amtrak engineer not talking, texting before Philly crash

The engineer driving the Amtrak train that derailed May 12 in Philadelphia was neither talking on his phone nor texting in the moments before the crash, according to the National Transportation Safety
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Rep. Esty's STEM bill wins House approval.

Feds to railroads: Slow down at the curves

Federal railroad authorities on Tuesday urged passenger trains to slow down on approaches to curves and have a second engineer aboard if an excessive-speed warning system is not in place. The Federal
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Rep. Jim Himes' support of trade fast track might have won him a ride on AF1.

Himes travels on AF1 to G7 Summit in wake of fast-track decision

The week after pledging his vote to President Obama on fast-track consideration of an upcoming trade deal, Rep. Jim Himes is drawing heat from organized labor in Connecticut for tagging along on Air
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Malloy endorses Hillary for president

HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, two days after Clinton raised a quick $200,000 for her campaign in Greenwich. “This is a critical election for the
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Hillary Clinton gestures during a Greenwich fundraising reception for her presidential campaign Friday, June 5, 2015. Contributed photo.

Hillary Clinton rakes in $200K at Greenwich fundraiser

GREENWICH — Hillary Clinton covered the waterfront Friday in Greenwich — not just rhetorically. Heavy on domestic and foreign policy talking points — some aligning her with President Barack Obama
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This map of Bridgeport, Connecticut's most populous city, shows the clustering of school zones where penalties for drug possession and sales are stiffer. Source: State of Connecticut

Malloy looks to salvage second chance society reform in special session

A push to reduce the penalty for personal possession of illegal drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor — a legislative priority of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — sputtered in the House before the stroke of
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Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, left, and Trumbull GOP First Selectman Tim Herbst, right.

Trumbull’s Herbst orchestrates no-confidence vote against Malloy

Republican Tim Herbst is trying to disprove the maxim that all politics is local. The brash, young Republican first selectman of Trumbull is engineering a no-confidence vote against Gov. Dannel P.
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