Budget woes, Aetna move among top Connecticut stories of ’17

The Hartford skyline. (FILE-WTNH)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governor took a pass on the 2018 race, Aetna made for the exits and the UConn women saw a historic streak come up just a couple wins short of another national championship.

Those were among the biggest headlines from Connecticut in 2017.

The year also saw an airing of past sexual abuse incidents at an exclusive boarding school and a police shooting in Bridgeport that prompted cries of brutality.

The state went without a budget for 123 days due to an impasse in Hartford. Democratic and Republican legislative leaders ultimately reached a deal on a tax-and-spending plan, but it’s is already more than $200 million in deficit in the first year, making more mid-year budget cuts likely in the coming weeks.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s