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  • It's Too Easy For Police To View Private Cellphone Data Under Connecticut Law, ACLU Says

    Under a little-noticed state law passed in 2005 to keep pace with rapidly advancing telecommunication technology, police departments in Connecticut have obtained at least 13,500 court orders to gain access to citizens' cellphone records without meeting...
  • Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case

    Republicans Fight Over Senate GOP's Hire Of 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' From Rowland Case
    When a Republican does something questionable politically, it's generally Democrats who criticize him or her, and vice-versa. But here's a case of Republicans blasting other Republicans in public; it's another example of the polarizing power of twice-...
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • Gun Makers Walk Fine Line At Hartford Hearing

    Gun Makers Walk Fine Line At Hartford Hearing
    They have been largely silent these past six weeks as the debate over gun control has grown nastier. But they are the elephant in the firearms room, and Monday they came together publicly for the first time anywhere since the Newtown tragedy. And for...
  • 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....
  • Lawmakers Limit What Utilities Can Recover In Monthly Fee

    Lawmakers Limit What Utilities Can Recover In Monthly Fee
    HARTFORD — A handful of energy policy measures left orphaned weeks ago in the waning hours of budget negotiations reappeared late Monday in legislation to implement the state budget. Included is language to cap what costs utilities could recover...
  • Malloy: It's "too early to tell" if pay raises will be nixed

    Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says it's "a little early to tell" whether a reduction in a state salary account will lead to state employees foregoing future pay raises. A budget-related bill that passed the General Assembly during Monday's special...
  • Is State's New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough?

    Is State's New Transparency Law For Charter Managers Strong Enough?
    After last year's debacle involving the Hartford-based Jumoke Academy charter school operation, many legislators arrived at the Capitol this year on a mission to improve the control and regulation of charter schools. A new law, passed with overwhelming...
  • Gustave Whitehead: First In...Coffee?

    Gustave Whitehead: First In...Coffee?
    Connecticut lawmakers looking to memorialize aviation pioneer Gustave Whitehead settled on the perfect spot: a small coffee kiosk on the third floor of the legislative office building. The trouble is, the stand, which is only open during the legislative...