City | 3:07 pm | October 4, 2012 | By Payal Marathe

Murphy, McMahon in dead heat, new poll shows

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Conn. Senate candidates Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon are closer than ever in the upcoming battle for retiring Senator Joseph Lieberman’s seat, according to a new poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University. The poll suggests that Murphy, the Democratic candidate, is likely to receive 47 percent of the popular vote, just one percent less than »

City | 6:23 pm | March 19, 2012 | By Nick Defiesta

Connecticut among nation’s least corrupt, study says

Connecticut is low on corruption, high on tree-lined freeways like Route 37, pictured above.

Connecticut is one of the least corrupt states in the nation, according to a study published on Monday by the D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity. The nonprofit Center for Public Integrity rated states on a number of “Corruption Risk Indicators,” in 14 areas including campaign finance, access to information, internal auditing and lobbying disclosure. The »

City | 10:39 pm | February 2, 2012 | By Daniel Sisgoreo

UConn TV station in trouble over video

Students at the University of Connecticut are upset about a video they say makes light of rape.

Students at the University of Connecticut are crying foul over a video they say makes light of rape. UConn’s student-run television channel broadcast a video as part of a sketch comedy series portraying a woman fleeing an apparent rapist, the Hartford Courant reported Wednesday. In the film, the woman attempts to use a number of »

City | 10:24 pm | January 26, 2012 | By Akbar Ahmed

For Connecticut, predicted surplus turns into deficit

The Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford.

Connecticut is currently looking at a budget deficit of $144.5 million, a far cry from the $100 million surplus it predicted two months ago, the Hartford Courant reported Thursday. The state’s ties to Wall Street are part of the problem — as a result of a downturn in holiday bonuses, wealthy bankers living in Fairfield »

City | 7:41 pm | January 26, 2012 | By Caroline Tan

Advocacy group delivers 400 tacos to East Haven

East Haven Town Hall.

Craving some tacos? Check out East Haven Town Hall. After East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo mentioned that he “might have tacos” when asked what he would do to support the city’s Latino residents, advocacy group Reform Immigration for America (RIFA) launched a texting campaign urging upset citizens to text “TACO” to 69866 — in return, »