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Wethersfield, CT, United States

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Connecticut lawmakers set to tackle gas tax holiday, free buses, heating assistance in special session

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — State legislators will have a lot on their slate when they convene for a special session. From fare-free bus rides, to the rising cost of home heating oil, lawmakers will have much to consider. The special session is expected sometime next week. It will be the final vote for a lame-duck […] → Read More

Did you know you could shop around for energy suppliers in Connecticut?

On Thursday, Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) announced that Connecticut residents could see an increase in their electric bills. This came as Eversource and UI filed new supply rates with the state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), citing ongoing global demands. → Read More

Connecticut politicians make final push before Election Day

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Candidates for Congress and governor criss-crossed the state Monday in a final push before Election Day. In Wallingford, 400 people gathered for a Republican rally support Bob Stefanowski’s campaign for governor, which featured former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. “It’s time to return honesty to Hartford and get incompetency the hell […] → Read More

Jahana Hayes, George Logan square off in News 8’s debate for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District

With three weeks until the general election, News 8 hosted a debate between the candidates vying to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. → Read More

Leora Levy to begin airing tv ads in Connecticut race against Blumenthal

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — In the race for U.S. Senate, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has dominated the airwaves with daily press events and millions in tv spending. Meanwhile, his Republican challenger, Leora Levy, has been making the rounds at fairs and festivals but hasn’t aired a single tv spot since winning the primary election in […] → Read More

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong announces abortion legal advice hotline

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong, alongside the newly formed Reproductive Rights Caucus, unveiled a plan Tuesday to provide a free legal advice hotline for those seeking an abortion. → Read More

Naugatuck probate judge still on Primary ballot despite a criminal conviction

NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) – News 8 is Your Local Election Headquarters. Primary Election Day is on Tuesday. The race for probate judge in the 21st District, which covers Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Prospect, and Middlebury, is under intense scrutiny. The elected position includes a six-figure salary paid by taxpayers. Probate judges oversee estates, adoptions, and cases […] → Read More

Gun safety advocates highlight updates to Conn.’s ‘red flag’ law

Following recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, Gov. Ned Lamont joined gun safety advocates Tuesday morning to highlight recent changes to Connecticut's 'red flag' law. → Read More

Conn. lawmakers push for relief as gas prices hit new highs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Gas prices are skyrocketing across the nation, and Connecticut is seeing prices rise higher than before. The average gas prices in New Haven have risen nearly 20 cents per gallon in the last week, and now average about $4.83 per day, according to GasBuddy. This is $1.77 per gallon more […] → Read More

North Haven FD hosts Bike Safety Day, gives away free helmets

That's the message from the North Haven Fire Department, which hosted a "Bike Safety Day" event on Saturday. First-graders from North Haven stopped by the town's fire headquarters to pick up a free bike helmet. → Read More

Unit dedicated to combating increase in hate crimes in CT

The rise in hate crimes nationally has put fear into many. What is behind the radicalization of groups and what are local officials doing to combat and crack down on the hate? → Read More

News 8/ The Hill/ Emerson College poll shows what voters care about this election season

A poll conducted by News 8/ The Hill/ Emerson College Polling polled 1,00 registered voters in Connecticut. On Wednesday, we brought you the results from the gubernatorial race, and on Thursday, we brought you the results of the U.S. Senate race. → Read More

House passes budget, now heads to Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Lawmakers at the Capitol passed the state budget and now it is headed toward the Senate as of Tuesday morning. New numbers show it’s been a good year for the state with $5 billion in surplus. Jeff Beckham, the governor’s budget director says it’s a historic package not seen since Gov. […] → Read More

Conn. House passes juvenile justice reform bill

The juvenile justice reform bill passed in the state House Thursday night. → Read More

New Haven County Ruff Ryders return with community Easter egg hunt

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Easter may not be until Sunday, but the New Haven County Ruff Ryders started the celebration early in Waterbury. The motorcycle group has hosted a community Easter egg hunt for local families for the last few years. On Saturday, they turned a year of fundraising into candy, eggs, snacks, and prizes […] → Read More

Conn. kicks-off Sales Tax Free Week

Conn. (WTNH) — Looking to save some money this week? Sunday is the start of the state’s sales tax free week. Any item of clothing or shoes under $100 is tax free. State lawmakers passed this measure as part of an overall tax cut package for residents. Extra revenue coming into the state made it […] → Read More

State gas tax holiday begins: price gougers beware

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Consumers with an eagle eye may see a reduction at the pump beginning Friday. The state is suspending the 25-cent excise tax. The law requires that retailers reduce their price per gallon by the amount of the excise tax — 25 cents. This saves the average family about $50. Chris Charnysh […] → Read More

CT Big List gets overhaul through proposed legislation

Connecticut’s unclaimed property system, commonly known as the Big List, is run out of the State Treasurer’s Office. The program has been scrutinized during the last year. → Read More

Lawmakers poised to pass a gas tax holiday; how much could you save?

AAA’s website lists the average gas prices in Connecticut at $4.33 Tuesday, down a few cents from the day before, but 66 cents higher than one month ago. → Read More

Is the state ready for a cyberattack? A look at strengthening the infrastructure

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Given the tension around the world, is the state ready for a cyberattack? With Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the state is on high alert for a cyberattack. Governor Ned Lamont and his cyber team of experts have visited Fairfield University and they say hackers go after easy targets. […] → Read More