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  • Democrats Slam Tom Foley for Family Institute Endorsement

    Democrats Slam Tom Foley for Family Institute Endorsement
    Prominent Democrats in the state legislature, religious leaders and gay rights activists held a press conference on the steps of the state Capitol Thursday morning to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley for accepting the endorsement...
  • Foley Says He Backs Malloy's Domestic Violence Proposal

    Foley Says He Backs Malloy's Domestic Violence Proposal
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to bar anyone who has a temporary restraining order placed against them from possessing a gun has received a thumbs up from his opponent. "I said I support it," Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley told...
  • Education Scandals Could Hurt Reform Efforts, Advocates Say

    Education Scandals Could Hurt Reform Efforts, Advocates Say
    The leader of Connecticut's largest teachers' union sees the recent education scandals in Hartford and New London as evidence that nontraditional school-reform efforts are unraveling and could collapse under their own weight. He took issue with both...
  • [November 3, 2010] Bye Wins State Senate Race (Excerpt)

    5th Senate District     Democrat Beth Bye held on to an open seat vacated by a Democrat, defeating Republican Joseph Merritt.     The race pitted Bye, a Democratic state lawmaker, against Merritt, a Bloomfield Republican who said his decades of business...
  • Gun Control Sent Me Packing

    Gun Control Sent Me Packing
    What's your line in the sand? When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty? For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
  • Educators Prepare For Mandated Change at Community Colleges

    Educators Prepare For Mandated Change at Community Colleges
    Students will rise to the level of expectation. This line from Stand and Deliver, many a teacher's favorite movie, could very well describe the philosophy behind Public Act 12-40, the higher education reform law signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy earlier...
  • Effort To Ban Weapon Used In Newtown Failed In 2001, But Lawmakers Seek New Gun Restrictions

    HARTFORD — Less than a week after the Newtown school massacre, state lawmakers are calling for sweeping new restrictions on guns and ammunition — while a key legislative leader says that the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in last Friday's...
  • A Proposed Bill Has Connecticut Bicyclists Up in Arms

    A Proposed Bill Has Connecticut Bicyclists Up in Arms
    When Kevin Witkos proposed legislation to require bicyclists to ride single file on Connecticut roads, he never expected it would land him in the middle of a firestorm. "I got taken to the woodshed," he now says a little ruefully. "I didn't realize such...
  • A Radical Plan For Solving the Looming Student Loan Problem

    A Radical Plan For Solving the Looming Student Loan Problem
    A guy from Darien named Paul Streitz thinks the only way to solve the $1.1 trillion (that's right, trillion) crisis over college student debt is to get radical. He's launched an online petition drive to force Congress to get off its collective ass and...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Why Do The Designs Of Our Roads Consistently Ignore The Safety Needs Of Pedestrians?

    The good news is that none of Connecticut's metro areas rank among the nation's most dangerous places for people to walk on the roads, according to a new study of pedestrian deaths. (Trust me: You do not want to walk on the road in Orlando, or just...