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Jodi Latina

WTNH News 8

Wethersfield, CT, United States

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Past articles by Jodi:

Connecticut Republicans unveil proposal to decrease soaring electric bills

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A new Republican proposal targets eliminating what they say is a “hidden fee” on soaring electric bills. Utility bills went up by about 50% for Eversource and United Illuminating on Jan. 1, with companies pointing to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as the reason why it’s more pricy to purchase energy in […] → Read More

Southwest Airlines’ meltdown prompts renewed push for Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights

Airline travelers have had a rough go of it lately, sparking a renewed push to pass a national Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights. → Read More

Home heating help available in the new year for Conn. families

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — There is hope for struggling Connecticut families in the new year. Additional money is coming to the state for families who qualify for energy assistance. The big spending package approved by Congress included an extra $20 million dollars in home heating aid. Kristina and Tyrell Walton both work multiple jobs to […] → Read More

Gov. Ned Lamont cordially invites you to the 2023 Connecticut Inaugural Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Connecticut Inaugural Ball at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. → Read More

These new Connecticut laws take effect on Jan. 1

We will ring in the new year in less than two weeks! Several new laws will be enacted in Connecticut at the start of 2023. → Read More

Sandy Hook 10 Years Later: First responder’s wife came face-to-face with Sandy Hook shooter

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) – It has been 10 years since 20 students and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Rob Sibley is a Deputy Chief in the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department and is also the deputy director for Emergency Management in the village of 9,000 people. Back in 2012, […] → Read More

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