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Jodi Latina

WTNH News 8

Wethersfield, CT, United States

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Past articles by Jodi:

CIAC mask rules to stay in place for student-athletes amid spike in COVID cases

Governor Ned Lamont’s office announced they are requiring all student-athletes to continue wearing masks regardless of vaccination status. → Read More

Multi-car crash on I-91 north in North Haven closes lanes, causes traffic delays

A crash on I-91 north in North Haven is causing delays Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

CT shops hope customers shop big during Small Business Saturday this weekend

Small Business Saturday kicks off in just four days. It is a push for shoppers to buy locally. For hundreds of thousands of mom-and-pop shops around the state, this Saturday is a big deal. → Read More

Caroline Simmons defeats Bobby Valentine in Stamford mayoral race

The mayoral race in Stamford is getting national attention. Incumbent Democrat David Martin lost to State Representative Caroline Simmons in a primary last month. → Read More

Race for mayor of New Haven heating up on election eve

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 is Your Local Elections Headquarters. We have been previewing some of the races to watch on Election Day on Nov. 2. Candidates running for mayor in New Haven gave their final pitches on Monday. For the first time in more than a decade, a Republican is running for […] → Read More

SEEC to investigate absentee ballot applications mailed to Guilford voters

The States Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC) will be investigating absentee ballot applications that were mailed to voters with a pre-signed photocopy signature. → Read More

Biden to visit Hartford, UConn today to discuss ‘Build Back Bette’ agenda

Connecticut is getting ready for a presidential visit on Friday. → Read More

State Senate to vote on Lamont’s emergency exec. powers Tuesday as House approves extension

On Monday, House lawmakers voted to extend Governor Ned Lamont's emergency executive powers through February. → Read More

More than 200 school bus drivers may not return to jobs ahead of Monday’s COVID vaccine mandate deadline

Over 200 school bus drivers are expected not to show up for work Monday. State COVID-19 vaccines mandates go into effect Monday, and some drivers say they have a religious and/or health aversion to taking it. → Read More

Federal COVID unemployment benefits expire. What does it mean for the state workforce?

Nearly 18 months after Congress came to the rescue of jobless Americans, its historic expansion of the nation's unemployment benefits system has now expired. In Connecticut, labor officials say that impacts about 125,000 filers. → Read More

Connecticut has a new State Trooper Class

Connecticut has 100 new state troopers. → Read More

Governor Lamont urges ‘common sense’ not mask mandates

The Connecticut COVID-19 positivity rate has now crept slightly above 3% as of Monday, and hospitalizations are at 148, but Governor Ned Lamont is still taking a wait-and-see approach on any mandates. → Read More

Juvenile justice reform: CT lawmakers considering changes after public outrage

A 2018 federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act passed by lawmakers says juveniles can not be held in custody for more than six hours. State Lawmakers say that ties the hands of judges who oversee juvenile justice cases. → Read More

New $46 Billion Bipartisan State Budget Signed into Law; Long-term Debt Still Lingers

$91-billion in long term debt needs to be paid off. That is the long term outlook. As for today, this new budget is the road map for the fiscal year 2022-2023. It is $46 billion dollars and covers the operations of the state for the next two years. → Read More

‘Time for CT’: Experts say it will reduce train times by 25 minutes by 2035

Governor Ned Lamont announced a plan for faster rail service in the state Monday. State and transportation officials said the multi-billion dollar investment program "TIME FOR CT" will ultimately save commuters 82 hours a year. → Read More

Live Music, Shows, and Entertainment Venues Saved with the Help of SBA

Iconic venues like the Warner Theatre in Torrington to the Shubert in New Haven will receive federal dollars from Washington, D.C. → Read More

Connecticut poised to be 19th state in nation to allow recreational pot

The journey to legalize cannabis in Connecticut has deep roots. In 2009 decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana was an idea. In 2011, it was passed into law. Fast forward to 2021, a decade later and Connecticut will be the 19th state in the nation to pass the legalization of marijuana. → Read More

State house lawmakers fix cannabis bill; poised to send it back to the State Senate for yet another vote

It has been a day of highs and lows in the fight by Democratic lawmakers to do so something 16 states have already done: legalize marijuana for recreational use in Connecticut. This bill has been twisted, amended, rewritten, and put through the wringer. → Read More

2021 regular legislative session wrap up; Special session on cannabis, budget implementer set for next week

The 2021 regular legislative session gaveled out Thursday at midnight. As of June 10, the governor has signed 42 bills into law. Many of them surrounding equity. → Read More

2021 CT legislative session comes to close, to pick up marijuana legalization bill in special session

With just hours left in this year’s legislative session, we learned there was a decision made to go into overtime to tackle the bill that would legalize recreational marijuana for adults in a “special session.” → Read More