Susan Haigh, The Associated Press

Susan Haigh

The Associated Press

Hartford, CT, United States

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Recent articles by Susan:

Trump-backed Levy wins GOP Senate primary in Connecticut

Primaries for secretary of state and state treasurer were also determined. → Read More

Abortion access finds a place even in down-ballot campaigns

Appearing bare-shouldered in a TV ad, Connecticut Democrat Dita Bhargava looks directly into the camera and promises, if elected, to “lead the crusade" for abortion rights. → Read More

Catholic hospitals' growth impacts reproductive health care

Even as numerous Republican-governed states push for sweeping bans on abortion, there is a coinciding surge of concern in some Democratic-led states that options for reproductive health care are dwindling due to expansion of Catholic hospital networks. → Read More

VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: 'We will come together'

Mourners laid to rest the last of 10 Black people killed in a racist attack at a Buffalo supermarket with a service on Saturday that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. → Read More

VP Harris tells Buffalo mourners: Stand up for what's right

Saturday marked the last funeral for victims of a racist attack on Black people at a Buffalo supermarket, with a service that became a call to action and an emotional plea to end the hate and violence that has wracked the nation. The funeral for 86-year-old Ruth Whitfield — the oldest of the 10 Black people who were killed — included a speech by Vice President Kamala Harris, who attended the… → Read More

GOP picks Stefanowski for gov.; Dems OK Blumenthal in senate

Bob Stefanowski, who lost to Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont in a three-way race for governor in 2018, overwhelmingly won the GOP’s backing on Friday. → Read More

Connecticut Senate OKs bill that protects abortion providers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Senate gave final legislative approval shortly before midnight Friday to a bill abortion rights advocates contend is needed to protect in-state medical providers from legal action stemming from out-of-state laws, as well as the patients who travel to Connecticut to terminate a pregnancy and those who help them. → Read More

Connecticut looks to bar out-of-state marijuana advertising

The bill also bars Connecticut licensees from using images of the cannabis plant as well as from advertising within 1,500 yards of a school or church. → Read More

No salary? No problem. CT governor earns $26M over 3 years

CT Gov. Ned Lamont’s earnings came mostly from interest, dividend income and capital gains. Lamont does not take the governor's $150,000 salary. → Read More

Some CT state lawmakers calling it quits, can’t afford to serve

Bills increasing legislator pay were proposed in several states this year, including Connecticut, Georgia, Oregon, and New Mexico. → Read More

Some state lawmakers calling it quits, can't afford to serve

When trying to decide whether to seek a fourth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Rep. Joe de la Cruz ran the question by his wife, who he jokingly refers to as his lawyer and financial advisor. → Read More

Some state lawmakers calling it quits, can't afford to serve

When trying to decide whether to seek a fourth term in the Connecticut House of Representatives, Rep. Joe de la Cruz ran the question by his wife, who he jokingly refers to as his lawyer and financial advisor. While Tammy de la Cruz didn't want to discourage her 51-year-old husband from stepping away from the part-time job he has grown to love, she acknowledged it didn't make financial sense for… → Read More

CT committee defeats end-of-life bill in parliamentary tactic

Rep. Craig Fishbein, a Republican from Wallingford, made a motion to “divide the committee," meaning only senators on the panel could vote. → Read More

GOP sees opportunity in 2022 election to defeat Blumenthal

CT Republicans are touting Themis Klarides, former GOP leader in the state House of Representatives, as a challenger to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. → Read More

Gas, sales tax holidays clear Connecticut’s legislature

CT will suspend its 25-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline after a bipartisan vote by state lawmakers in an effort to ease pain at the pump for motorists. → Read More

'Ghost fishery' in Long Island Sound to get funding, long after CT lobstering ended. Why?

Two decades after CT's lobster industry collapsed, some of the thousands of derelict traps left on the floor of the Long Island Sound will be removed. → Read More

Lawmakers asked to update student-athlete compensation law

Connecticut is the latest to consider changing rules for paid student endorsements in order to help schools land or keep top prospects. → Read More

Extended absentee ballot changes, outdoor dining clear House

Easier absentee voting and an outdoor dining option at restaurants could be extended after clearing the state House of Representatives on Wednesday. → Read More

Lamont’s gun proposals receive pushback from gun advocates

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled a package of legislative proposals last month that he maintains will help eliminate gun violence. → Read More

Lamont, lawmakers eying suspension of 25-cent state gas tax

Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont unveiled a proposal Monday to suspend one of Connecticut’s two taxes on gasoline, urging legislators to enact the measure. → Read More