CONNECTICUT

Coverage of Connecticut from New England Public Radio, NPR, and other NPR stations.

One week after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, the U.S. Defense Department said 80 percent of the island’s electricity lines are damaged and nearly half its residents are without drinking water.

Gov.Dannel Malloy has vetoed the Republican budget passed by the General Assembly almost two weeks ago, and Republican legislative leaders say they’re working to override it.

Robert Fuller was loading his car with supplies in San Juan, getting ready to leave the battered capital for a trip inland to survey damage to local health facilities, when we caught up with him by phone.

Legislators may vote Friday on a new deal to tax Connecticut’s hospitals as a way of pulling in more federal funding. Leaders of both parties got together Tuesday in the first bipartisan negotiations since the unexpected passage of the Republicans' budget more than a week ago.

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy is ramping up his campaign against the GOP budget passed by the state General Assembly. On Monday Malloy held an event at UConn’s satellite campus at Avery Point in Groton to criticize the GOP for cutting funds to UConn.

The painter Jasper Johns wants to leave a gift to the town of Sharon, Connecticut – his estate – to be used as an artists' retreat.

As Puerto Ricans emerge from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, family members back in the continental U.S. are desperately trying to get in touch. In Connecticut, political leaders are focused on both how to rebuild, and how to find their loved ones.

As the state continues to operate without a budget, the impact on the city of Hartford only get more dire.

Not long after the state Supreme Court tossed his original felony convictions and ordered two new trials in 2016, former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez started getting a city pension worth $2,328.76 a month

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy has said he will veto a Republican budget that was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly over the weekend. In stunning political move, three Senate Democrats—Paul Doyle of Wethersfield, Joan Hartley of Waterbury and Gayle Slossberg of Milford—and six House Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill.

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