| May 10, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Every year the lights go out a little more on the public's right to know about its government, and they're growing dimmer again in 2013.
Legislation pending in the Connecticut General Assembly could further erode the state's Freedom of Information Law...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 5:00 PM
At the moment when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law what might be the nation's strictest gun controls, Jonathan Scalise was on the phone with his accountant.
It's not that Scalise didn't care what Malloy was up to. On the contrary, the sweeping...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It used to be sort of an artistic guerilla movement:
Find an empty urban storefront, take it over (with or without the owner's permission), show the public your latest funky inspiration and create some excitement and color to liven up a sad city...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Catherine R. Kane, a Harford County government administrator who earlier had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died Feb. 12 from colon cancer at her Bel Air home. She was 65.
"She really was an important part of Social...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:17 PM
As a general rule, transparency in government is a good thing — and that includes public disclosure of how the state's economic development dollars are being spent.
That's especially true when governors such as Connecticut's Dannel P. Malloy are...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:22 PM
Eight days before Adam Lanza used a Bushmaster AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to kill 26 children and women on Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, state officials offered the manufacturer of the gun a development deal to move its corporate...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 10:21 AM
To appreciate just how badly state and local officials want to lure well-paying jobs to Florida, consider the case of Colt's Manufacturing Co.
In 2011, officials promised $1.6 million in incentives to the iconic gun company, as part of a deal to open...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere.
The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:06 PM
— MetLife will consolidate operations and shift jobs to North Carolina, where it will build two new campuses in a move aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars by 2016.
An undisclosed number of jobs will be slashed in Bloomfield and other...
| Feb 17, 2013
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.
Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262 or...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 6:27 PM
— The lack of substantive public debate on the future of two of the state's most public structures worries me. In fact, it bothers the hell out of me.
There I said it.
After two months of entertaining secret bids, the Capital Region...