| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:01 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to have it both ways on gun control, and he can't. He is either for sensible and lawful regulation, or he isn't. And voters should so note.
Mr. Christie was in Connecticut this week to campaign for Republican...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have reduced the capacity of gun magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, a small change that in the heated atmosphere surrounding gun issues is enough to raise the political temperature.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:28 PM
A Los Angeles Unified School District move to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour has thrust the system into the forefront of a national movement and marks another political victory for a powerful labor group — and it's not the teachers union....
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:41 AM
More than $28 million has been donated to support people affected by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, and more than half the money has been distributed, a Connecticut attorney general report said on Tuesday.
The report found most of that...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 12:35 PM
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra and his husband, Charlie Ortiz, rarely open up their stately Prospect Avenue home for work-related events but on Wednesday night they did.
The new “Raise the Caliber” sculpture installed earlier in the day at...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
After the 2012 mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Virginia created...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:19 PM
A majority of the Democratic incumbent lawmakers facing primary challenges in Tuesday's voting appeared to have pulled out victories over their opponents, including some involved in high-profile General Assembly races in Hartford, Bridgeport and Norwalk....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:06 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's opponents jumped on the governor's newest campaign commercial on Monday for featuring the Newtown tragedy and using a disputed number to describe the state's debt situation.
Released on Monday morning, the 30-...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The distribution of donations made to Newtown following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was so problematic that it has likely left "a permanent fracture in the community," First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said Friday.
Llodra and Superintendent...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Newtown gun control activists won another victory Monday when the CEO of Panera Bread announced company plans to adopt a stricter firearms policy.
Last year, advocates focused their lobbying efforts on legislatures, but since the defeat of gun control...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Do you see Jordan Lynch returning kicks if he sticks with the team? -- @Mitlane from Twitter
No. I don’t think Lynch has the speed or quickness to excel as a returner. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds at the scouting combine. One of the...