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Gun Safety Looms Over Governors' Trump Meeting

While GOP governors plan to discuss solutions, despite disagreeing on which ones, some Democratic governors suspect the issue will become another ‘bargaining chip’ for the White House.

Hartford Nears Bankruptcy as State Aid Remains Uncertain

Connecticut struggles in its third month without a budget and faces a deadline where Gov. Dannel Malloy will have to start cutting municipal aid.

Florida Gov. Picks a Fight With Connecticut Over Business Climate

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Maine’s first-ever “food sovereignty” law; Oakland’s “backroom deals”; and Utah’s latest attempt at Medicaid expansion.

Betsy DeVos vs. Connecticut: State and School Leaders Skewer Her ‘Dangerous Daycare’ Remarks

Angry responses percolated over the Memorial Day weekend and erupted Tuesday in public protest.

Hartford Suffers Downgrade, as Connecticut Struggles With Its Budget

Uncertainty about state aid has analysts concerned about capital city’s general obligation and stadium bonds.

More Bad News as Connecticut Grapples With Its Deepening Budget Crisis

Revenue shortfalls put the state $5 billion in the hole against a $36 billion biennial spending plan.

The States That Tax Cigarettes at the Highest and Lowest Rates

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Connecticut Bill Would Allow Weaponized Drones for Police

But these types of unmanned aircraft systems would be off limits to the general public.

Connecticut’s Perpetual Fiscal Crisis

Poised on a financial cliff, the Nutmeg State vies for worst competitive condition in the nation as some of its municipalities look like they're on the road to possible bankruptcies.

Regional Plan Association Prepares for N.Y.C.-Area Resilience Overhaul

Four corridors in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be redesigned for the first time in decades, with architects and planners addressing ecology and infrastructure challenges.

Conn. Pension Deal Kicks the Can Down the Road; Calif.’s Costly Prison Health IT Upgrades

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Connecticut's School System is So Bad, a Judge Has Declared the Whole Thing Unconstitutional

The judge ordered Connecticut officials to have plans ready for a top-to-bottom overhaul of the state’s education system within the next six months.

How an Interstate Deal With Massachusetts Is Helping Keep Connecticut’s Data Safe

Connecticut’s CIO discussed the disaster recovery arrangement at an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

It’s Time for Regional Primaries

In a guest article, Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill explores how her colleagues around the country are now working together to develop a more harmonized, coherent nomination process after a plan for regional primaries didn’t take off years ago.

Verifying 'Connecticut-Grown' Produce’s Legitimacy; Kentucky’s Governor Grows a Beard

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