Mark Davis, WTNH News 8

Mark Davis

WTNH News 8

Connecticut, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Gov. Ned Lamont calls on city, town leaders to cancel large events over coronavirus fears

Governor Ned Lamont is urging city and town leaders to cancel any large, public events over coronavirus concerns. → Read More

Styrofoam ban on the plate at Capitol

The push is on at the State Capitol to ban styrofoam. → Read More

‘Your world shatters’: Guilford mother pushing for ‘Ethan’s Law’ nationwide after losing son in accidental shooting

Gun violence was the focus of an event on the UConn Law School campus on Monday, and one accidental gun violence victim's story made a very big impression on first-year law students. → Read More

Teen violence affecting one in three kids

It is estimated that one in three teenagers experience some form of date violence and half of it occurs in school buildings or on school grounds. → Read More

Students lobby state lawmakers at the Capitol on climate preservation issues

Student climate activists from local high schools and universities spent time with lawmakers Monday at the state capitol to lobby for a healthy future for the planet. → Read More

Is Connecticut facing the ‘last straw?’ Lawmakers discussing raising bottle return deposits

State lawmakers on the environment committee were among the first to hit the ground running Friday in reviewing several proposals for this legislative session. → Read More

‘Truck tolls’ rolls into regular General Assembly session overshadowing other issues like Barnum Station

Governor Ned Lamont had expected his signature issue, transportation, and tolls, to be in the rearview mirror as the regular General Assembly session opened but that will not be the case. → Read More

Gov. Lamont says state is closely monitoring coronavirus

Governor Ned Lamont said the state is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus in China after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Monday that there have been five confirmed cases in the U.S. → Read More

Gov. Lamont, state leaders call for more training after recent officer-involved shootings

Governor Ned Lamont met with the head of the CT State Police, the State's Attorney, and key state lawmakers on Friday in the aftermath of the most recent police shooting that resulted in the death of a New Haven man last week. → Read More

State lawmaker says it’s time to talk about legislative pay

It has been two decades since Connecticut state lawmakers got a pay raise. → Read More

Religious exemptions, marijuana, deposits, among issues in regular General Assembly session

The regular General Assembly session starts in just three weeks and a large number of controversial issues will be back up for debate. → Read More

UConn report: University generates $5.3 billion in economic activity in the state

Governor Ned Lamont joined with the new president of UConn on Monday, touting a new report that shows that the school has a far-reaching impact on the state economy. → Read More

No special session this week; Republicans push Lamont to conduct more town halls on tolls

There will be no votes on Governor Ned Lamont’s “trucks only tolls plan” this week. → Read More

Lamont extends public outreach pushing ‘trucks only tolls,’ takes questions on WTIC-AM radio show

Governor Ned Lamont is expanding his public outreach pushing for his 'trucks only tolls' plan. Thursday, for the second time in a week, Governor Lamont spent an hour on a WTIC-AM radio show taking questions about the trucks only tolls plan from listeners. → Read More

Democrats’ support for ‘trucks only tolls’ comes with conditions

Governor Lamont's 'trucks only tolls' plan has divided lawmakers in the capitol. He was hoping the Democrats would support it coming back from holiday break, but they now say it will come only with certain conditions. → Read More

Public health officials join Blumenthal saying Trump vape ban not enough

Connecticut public health officials joined Senator Richard Blumenthal Monday to call on the F.D.A. to issue a complete ban on flavored vaping products after, they say, President Trump retreated from his promise to protect the nation's youth from vaping. → Read More

Senators Blumenthal, Murphy say Congress now has two unavoidable jobs

Connecticut's two U.S. Senators said Congress must quickly move forward on impeachment and requiring the Trump administration to explain the reasoning behind the airstrike in Baghdad that resulted in the death of the leader of Iran's Quds military force, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. → Read More

Sen. Blumenthal, Murphy meet with Jewish community leaders, announce increase in funding for security at places of worship

It's a move to put new security measures in place in the wake of several acts of anti-Semitism. → Read More

Murphy; President of Ukraine told me about request for dirt on Biden

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy says he got an earful from the President of Ukraine on his recent visit to the former Soviet country. → Read More

Many grocery store items will be taxed at 7.35% starting October 1

The 7.35% tax will also be imposed on many ready to eat prepared foods at the supermarket that have never been taxed before. → Read More