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  • Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety

    Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety
    At the nation's capital, gun safety bills have been so watered down that a Washington Post columnist declared that the National Rifle Association "has already won." That may be the case in Washington, but it is not in Hartford. Members of Congress may...
  • Connecticut Shows Way To Safer Ground On Guns

    Connecticut Shows Way To Safer Ground On Guns
    The Connecticut General Assembly defied the cynics this week, passing the strongest and most comprehensive gun safety law in the country. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who on Dec. 14 personally told the parents of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children that...
  • Higher Minimum Is No Threat To Businesses, Jobs

    Higher Minimum Is No Threat To Businesses, Jobs
    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. Businesses...
  • 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...
  • Adolescent Offenders Shouldn't Be Tried As Adults

    As most parents are acutely aware, and scientists have proved, the brains of adolescents are not fully developed. That's why youngsters are often impulsive, reckless and blissfully unaware of the consequences of their actions. It's also why...
  • Minimum Wage Hike Would Give Women A Needed Boost

    Recently, the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly took a strong step toward growing and strengthening the wages of Connecticut's lowest-wage earners by voting to increase the state's minimum wage. In doing so, the committee also...
  • Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Beer Pouches, Mattresses, For-Profit Schools and Tanning Beds

    Connecticut Lawmakers Debate Beer Pouches, Mattresses, For-Profit Schools and Tanning Beds
    $1.5 billion budget fiasco? Fuhgeddaboudit. We got more important stuff to legi-ti-mize in our Connecticut General Assembly. Like beer pouches and mattresses and tanning beds and crapped-out-for-profit-school diplomas. Yep, those are the sorts of...
  • Outlaw Inhumane Crates For Gestating Pigs

    Ours is a country of animal lovers. It's not just Fido curled up at our feet we feel for, but as a society, we believe that all animals — including those raised for food — deserve humane treatment. Statistics prove the point — a poll...
  • Boy's Father: Keep Newtown Photos Sealed

    I'm the father of Jack Pinto, a six-year-old boy who was murdered in his first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As you can imagine, I deal with unimaginable grief every day. What you might not know is that the families of the victims of...
  • How would you grade legislature's performance?

    How would you grade legislature's performance?
    The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to close out the legislative session Wednesday night. How did they do? Some would say it’s a remarkable session, with historic gun controls passed and such firsts as legislation to label genetically...
  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...