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  • Unblinking Red-Light Cameras Just The Ticket

    When was the last time you were caught red-handed? The phrase, which originated in medieval Scotland, refers to having been caught with blood on your hands after committing a murder or poaching game. Since then, it's become a popular allusion for...
  • Count Inmates In Hometowns, Not In Cells

    If a Hartford resident is in a Somers prison, should he be counted for census purposes as a resident of Somers or of Hartford? For ages, the U.S. Census Bureau's answer — and Connecticut's — has been Somers. But in 2010 the Census Bureau...
  • Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment (And thanks to Harry T. Burn's mom)

     
    How one mother changed history....
  • General Assembly Sends Mixed Signals On Police Body Cameras

    General Assembly Sends Mixed Signals On Police Body Cameras
    HARTFORD – Several Connecticut cities and towns are moving faster on the issue of police body cameras than the General Assembly, where lawmakers last week took conflicting actions on funding and a statewide body camera mandate. Law enforcement...
  • Unanimous Vote On Slavery Was Proud Moment For CT

    Unanimous Vote On Slavery Was Proud Moment For CT
    One hundred fifty years ago Monday, Connecticut became the 22nd state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which ended slavery. It was a proud moment in state history — a fact that legislators at the time recognized. But the vote...
  • Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. What does the state need to do to deliver faster, cheaper, more reliable Internet? Officials Monday will discuss this at a forum on gigabit Internet in New Haven. Attendees will include Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz and...
  • Proposed casino prompts responses from possible host towns

    While at least one community has already said no dice to hosting a proposed casino in northern Connecticut, others aren't ruling it out. They're busy preparing for the possibility of the General Assembly passing legislation this session, authorizing up...
  • Will State's Foreclosure Mediation Program Expire Next Year?

    Will State's Foreclosure Mediation Program Expire Next Year?
    HARTFORD — Legislators are considering two bills to extend the state's foreclosure mediation program, which helped more than 3,200 homeowners stay in their houses from July 2013 through the end of last year. The program, which began in 2008 as...
  • Funds Restored To Intellectual-Disability Programs; Overtime Cut In State Institutions

    Funds Restored To Intellectual-Disability Programs; Overtime Cut In State Institutions
    HARTFORD – Lawmakers have restored millions of dollars to key programs serving people with intellectual disabilities and have cut overtime by $10 million over two years for state workers at institutions, where high operating costs have drawn...
  • Democrats' Plan — Tax Low-Wage Workers

    Democrats' Plan — Tax Low-Wage Workers
    As class warfare has become an increasingly fertile theme in politics, the minimum wage has become a flash point locally and nationally. On that front, Connecticut is poised to grab the biggest headline with a proposed law that would fine larger...
  • Settlement reached in 2003 Connecticut layoff lawsuit

    State employee union leaders and State Attorney George Jepsen said Tuesday they have reached a long-awaited legal settlement, ending a federal court battle over former Gov. John G. Rowland's decision to lay off thousands of workers during a 2003 labor...