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Past articles by Jon:

Wallingford Board of Education votes to consolidate town’s high schools

View Post WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Wallingford is taking a major step toward consolidating the town’s two high schools. The board of education voted 8 to 1 to combine Sheehan and Lyman Hall high schools into one school. The schools will merge into Lyman Hall High School at its Pond Hill Road site. It’s a […] → Read More

Capitol Report: New Mexico deciding if the state should have an ‘official smell’

(WTNH) – The saying goes, “the nose knows.” The great state of New Mexico is in the process of deciding whether there should be an official state smell. Specifically, the aroma of the green chile. A classroom of 5th graders made their case at a public hearing and the bill cleared the committee and moved to the legislature. Watch the video above for the full segment. → Read More

Capitol Report: DMV offering classic plates for cars 20 years or older

(WTNH) – If you think the 2000 Buick Lesabre is a car that deserves a Connecticut classic license plate, the folks at DMV won’t argue with you. Whether it’s a Buick or a Bentley, as long as your car is 20 years or older, you can get a classic plate. Connecticut Public Reports Walter Smith Randolph has been looking into this. Watch the video above for the full segment. → Read More

End Hunger CT! Renews call for free school lunches

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The group End Hunger CT! is renewing a call to make school lunch available to all Connecticut students. They are calling on the general assembly to take “immediate action.” Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative leaders are said to be in negotiations to provide students with free meals for the remainder of […] → Read More

Capitol Report: State rep. wants to ban release of helium balloons

(WTNH) – There’s a bill proposal floating around the State Capitol. Republican State Rep. Irene Haines wants to ban the release of helium balloons in Connecticut. The bill’s statement of purpose is to limit harm to Long Island Sound and other waterways from balloon trash when they come back down to Earth. If you’re caught […] → Read More

Connecticut governor candidates take center stage in final debate before 2022 general election

On Election Day, Connecticut voters will have a choice of three candidates for governor: incumbent Democrat Ned Lamont, Republican Bob Stefanowski and Independent Party candidate Rob Hotaling. → Read More

National Dog Month: Adoptable pets at Connecticut Humane Society

In celebration of National Dog Month, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz (D-Conn.) and other state officials visited the Connecticut Humane Society to stress the various benefits associated with pet adoption. → Read More

Capitol Report: CT’s diesel tax going up 9 cents

Come July 1, Connecticut’s tax on diesel is going up another 9 cents. Last Wednesday, the Department of Revenue Services gave Connecticut businesses 15 days to absorb the news that the already sky-high prices they’re paying to fuel vehicles and equipment will likely cost even more. → Read More

Capitol Report: Candidates for gov. differ on parental consent for abortion

With the future of Roe v. Wade and legalized abortion hanging in the balance, Connecticut is taking a proactive stance to protect a woman’s right to choose. → Read More

Capitol Report: State treasurer announces he won’t seek re-election

(WTNH) – It’s never a dull moment in the world of Connecticut politics. Governor Ned Lamont tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Lamont’s potential opponent in the 2022 election now has a running mate. Bob Stefanowski tabbed State Rep. Laura Devlin of Fairfield as his choice for lt. governor. Plus, State Treasurer Shawn Wooden dropped […] → Read More

See a pothole in your neighborhood? Here’s how you can report it to DOT

(WTNH) – The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is asking the public to help them out with a seasonal problem. If you see a pothole on state roads, they are asking you to report it so they can fix it faster. The DOT does regular maintenance work on potholes this time of year. If you see a pothole you can call 860-594-2560 or report it online at → Read More

Capitol Report: A look at the upcoming 2022 elections

(WTNH) – With the 2022 election less than 11 months away, Connecticut Republicans have released their first attack ad. Governor Ned Lamont and other state leaders reacted to the attack ad. And while Bob Stefankowski still hasn’t made his candidacy official, it appears a film crew was in North Haven at his dad’s house […] → Read More

Capitol Report: Florida’s governor going ‘all in’ this campaign season

(WTNH) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is going all in this campaign season. They are buying t-shirts, mugs, and even golf balls. For $25 you can buy a t-shirt, for $45 you can get a welcome mat, and there are also a number of ‘Don’t Tread on Florida’ items as well. There is also a ‘Don’t Fauci My Florida’ beer koozie. Watch the video above for the full segment. → Read More

Capitol Report: Lamont looks to extend pandemic powers, GOP leaders calling it ‘outrageous’

(WTNH) – Governor Ned Lamont and democratic leaders are considering an extension of his pandemic emergency powers for the 7th time. Those powers are set to expire on February 15. Lamont says his legal counsel is preparing a list of about 10 to 12 executive orders that state lawmakers should consider extending. GOP leaders are […] → Read More

Capitol Report: Senator not seeking re-election to go to law school; vanity plates that got rejected by the DOT

(WTNH) – Senator Will Haskell will not seek re-election. Instead, he is going to law school. The 25-year-old is a grizzled veteran inside the halls of the Capitol. The chair of the Transportation Committee wants to focus on his studies. Haskell was first elected to the Senate at just 22. Every year, thousands of Connecticut […] → Read More

Capitol Report: A look back at the past year and looking ahead to 2022

We are taking a look back at 2021 and what it means for 2022 on this week’s Capitol Report. → Read More

Capitol Report: The top three biggest politics topics this year

We’ve been looking at the “great eight” political topics as we look back at 2021 and look ahead to 2022. → Read More

Capitol Report: Dan Haar has some deep thoughts on 2021 and looks ahead to 2022

Some might say he is the Tony Manero of political reporting. When he writes a column, people step aside and take notice. → Read More

Capitol Report: Capitol Report team makes 2022 politics predictions

The Capitol Report team makes their final look back on 2021, but not before making predictions for the 2022 political season. → Read More

Lawsuit filed by family of 19-year-old shot and killed by state trooper in West Haven

The family of a man shot and killed by a state trooper two years ago in West Haven has filed a lawsuit. → Read More