| May 8, 2013
| 2:57 PM
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...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Although decades of research indicate that raising the minimum wage does not adversely affect employment, this untrue claim is recycled whenever the Connecticut General Assembly considers providing working people with a small wage increase.
| Apr 12, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Some advocates of the medical marijuana legislation now winding its way through the Connecticut General Assembly are organizing a state “Hemp Day” on 4/20 (as in Friday April 20th) to help drum up support for the bill.
The event at Hartford&...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:48 PM
A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 9:15 AM
A mandatory financial disclosure that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Murphy was supposed to submit to the state's ethics agency for 2006 – the last full year out of the eight that he served in the Connecticut General Assembly – is...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:25 AM
So you're driving north out of Connecticut and you've got your earbuds on, grooving to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" or maybe a heavy metal cut like AC/DC's "Hell's Bells," and you're all nice and legal (as long as you're older than 17).
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:10 AM
It may already be too late — 12 years too late.
Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.
On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.
This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
| May 5, 2012
| 7:13 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut Senate passed a bill on Saturday legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes with tight restrictions aimed at avoiding problems that have plagued some of the 16 other states where pot is now legal.
| Oct 17, 2012
| 6:51 AM
Alice Young was the first to die at the end of a hangman's rope for something no longer considered a crime. Mary Barnes was the last; her life also ended with a noose around her neck.
In between, nine other people were executed in Connecticut for...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:33 PM
On the campaign trail today, prepared statements have replaced free-wheeling press conferences, attack ads dominate and reporters are kept at a distance.
These highly scripted campaigns have more in common with reality TV than with politics of the past,...