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New numbers released by the state of Massachusetts show the unemployment rate dropping to a level not seen in almost 20 years. 

Connecticut Senate Sends $15 Minimum Wage Bill To Lamont

May 17, 2019

Connecticut’s minimum-wage workers will see their hourly wages rise from $10.10 to $15 over the next four-and-a-half years under legislation passed early Friday by the Senate and sent to Gov. Ned Lamont for his promised signature. 

Legislators said Thursday that they are holding off on changes to the state’s childhood vaccination laws, including the religious exemption.

New Haven fire and police officials say a two-alarm fire at the Diyanet Mosque on Middletown Avenue on Sunday was intentionally set. 

The Hartford Police Department has begun rolling out body cams to its officers to use on a daily basis. Using a combination of state grant money and funding from the city, the department purchased 325 cameras. The cameras, supporting equipment, and some cloud storage space came from Axon, a company that started out making tasers in the 1990s. Since the launch of its pilot program in February, officers have recorded more than 12,000 videos with the body-worn cameras.

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