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Government & Politics

  • Top legislator calls on commission to reconsider bail reform

    Jaden Edison, CT Mirror 15 hours ago

    Providing a glimpse into what major criminal justice policy lawmakers could prioritize when the legislature assembles in February, the House chair of the Judiciary Committee pleaded with the Connecticut Sentencing Commission on Thursday to continu

    Jaden Edison, CT Mirror 15 hours ago
  • How would a government shutdown affect CT? It depends

    Lisa Hagen, CT Mirror September 28, 2023

    Thousands of federal employees, active duty military and civilian defense personnel in Connecticut could stop getting paid if Congress does not fund the federal government before Oct. 1.

    Lisa Hagen, CT Mirror September 28, 2023
  • CT joins FTC in suing Amazon for alleged monopoly in online retail

    Erica E. Phillips, CT Mirror September 27, 2023

    Connecticut is taking a leading role in a federal lawsuit against online retail behemoth Amazon, alleging the company illegally maintains monopoly power, stifling competition on prices and quality and causing harm to consumers and small businesses

    Erica E. Phillips, CT Mirror September 27, 2023
  • No consensus on a legislative response to Bridgeport investigation

    Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror September 27, 2023

    A partisan fight Tuesday over how to respond to the unfolding Bridgeport absentee-ballot investigation enlivened a special session whose major issue once was expected to be a bill to advance the date of Connecticut’s presidential primary.

    Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror September 27, 2023
  • Lawyers ask for more time in Bridgeport election case

    Andrew Brown and Dave Altimari, CT Mirror September 26, 2023

    The lawyers challenging the outcome of Bridgeport’s recent Democratic mayoral primary gathered in court on Monday but told the judge they will need more time to review thousands of documents and hundreds of hours video footage that are key to the

    Andrew Brown and Dave Altimari, CT Mirror September 26, 2023
  • Former CT DPH chief Coleman-Mitchell settles termination suit

    Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror September 26, 2023

    Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell, who was dismissed by Gov. Ned Lamont as Connecticut’s commissioner of public health in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, has settled her federal wrongful termination suit with the state for $200,000.

    Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror September 26, 2023
  • Ritter: No changes to campaign finance rules in special session

    Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror September 26, 2023

    House Speaker Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said Monday that the General Assembly will not vote Tuesday in special session on a proposal to allow publicly financed candidates in Connecticut to raise money online using the popular Democratic fundraising

    Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror September 26, 2023
  • Long-obscured relic from famous Civil War ship likely headed to CT Convention Center

    Michael Puffer September 25, 2023

    A ship’s bell that once rang out from the USS Hartford, flagship of famous Civil War Rear Admiral David G.

    Michael Puffer September 25, 2023
  • Hartford officials considering red-light cameras

    Michael Puffer September 25, 2023

    Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is seeking to take the first step toward adding automated traffic enforcement to the state’s capital city.

    Michael Puffer September 25, 2023
  • Biden forms gun violence prevention office sought by advocates

    Lisa Hagen, CT Mirror September 25, 2023

    The White House on Friday announced a new initiative that has been a key goal for gun safety advocates and Connecticut lawmakers in Congress: the formation of the first-ever gun violence prevention office.

    Lisa Hagen, CT Mirror September 25, 2023
  • CT lawmakers warn of brewing ‘humanitarian crisis’ for homeless population

    Ginny Monk, CT Mirror September 25, 2023

    Lawmakers on Friday painted a grim picture of the coming winter for the state’s homeless residents — one in which funding is likely to be insufficient for meeting the needs of a growing and vulnerable population as temperatures drop.

    Ginny Monk, CT Mirror September 25, 2023
  • Before primary, Ganim supporters sought restricted data, emails show

    Andrew Brown and Dave Altimari, CT Mirror September 25, 2023

    Months before Bridgeport’s Sept.

    Andrew Brown and Dave Altimari, CT Mirror September 25, 2023
  • CT businesses challenge Lamont to rein in overtime spending

    Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror September 22, 2023

    State agency spending on overtime has risen nearly 50% in the past six years, and Connecticut’s chief business lobby is urging Gov. Ned Lamont and the legislature to slam on the brakes.

    Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror September 22, 2023
  • Report: Despite opt-outs, most CT towns allow accessory dwelling units

    Ginny Monk, CT Mirror September 21, 2023

    Although more than two-thirds of Connecticut towns opted out of a 2021 law that aimed to streamline the process and regulations around accessory dwelling units, most towns still allow units of this type in some form, according to a report released

    Ginny Monk, CT Mirror September 21, 2023
  • CT to subpoena Bridgeport absentee ballots amid fraud allegations

    Dave Altimari and Andrew Brown, CT Mirror September 21, 2023

    The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Wednesday voted to open a sprawling investigation into Bridgeport’s recent Democratic primary and to subpoena all of the absentee ballots that were cast in the contest between seven-term mayor Joe Gani

    Dave Altimari and Andrew Brown, CT Mirror September 21, 2023
  • Negotiations to sell 17.4-acre former manufacturing site in Waterbury to aquaculture company fall apart

    Michael Puffer September 20, 2023

    Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary has pulled the plug on negotiations to sell or lease the city’s 17.4-acre Anamet manufacturing site to local aquaculture business Ideal Fish, and will soon begin angling for a new development partner.

    Michael Puffer September 20, 2023

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The federal government is heading toward a shutdown unless Congress passes funding legislation that is signed into law before Oct. 1.

Hundreds of thousands of government workers won't get paid until the shutdown is over, and many federal government services will be suspended.

Economists say the longer the shutdown lasts, the more severe the effects will be.

According to accounting firm EY, a shutdown would take 0.1 of a percentage point off of GDP every week.