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  • Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'

     Walker Running For Lieutenant Governor To 'Save The State'
    BRIDGEPORT — David M. Walker is an accountant who has run three federal government agencies and two not-for-profits and spent 20 years in the private sector. He is now seeking a job in Hartford that has no constitutional authority except presiding...
  • Republicans Fault Early Release Program For Baby Stabbing

    --Connecticut Senate Republicans said Wednesday that the fatal stabbing of a baby in Bristol last month was the consequence of a early release prison program that "frankly puts public safety in jeopardy." But Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who...
  • Governor Tells Amistad America To Send Ship To Sailfest in New London

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Thursday to Amistad America, urging the financially troubled organization to bring the ship to Sailfest in New London this weekend or face the prospect of losing its nearly $400,000 in annual state funding. Malloy's...
  • GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science

    GMO Seed Opposition Is Anti-Science
    To create high-paying jobs in Connecticut, economic development professionals often remind us that the future belongs to places that value education and knowledge creation. We've been through a rough patch, transitioning from old-line manufacturing to a...
  • Why We Won't Yield To Unconstitutional Gun Law

    Why We Won't Yield To Unconstitutional Gun Law
    A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • Teaching Kids To Fight Being Lifelong Victims

    One law can rescue people from the spiral of self-hatred that adds them to the growing pile of prisoners in the country's correctional facilities. And at the close of the Connecticut General Assembly's most recent session in May, our legislators...
  • Stop Sentencing Juveniles Like Adults

    Adolescents are often reckless and impulsive, because their brains aren't fully developed. That is why they should not be treated as adults in the criminal courts. The U.S. Supreme Court has acknowledged this on three occasions since 2005, and the...
  • Domestic Violence Requires Police Vigilance

    Almost exactly 30 years ago, Tracey Thurman successfully sued Torrington after local police officers failed to respond to her pleas for help in keeping her safe from her estranged husband. Now, the estate of Tiana Notice was awarded a $10 million judgment...
  • Legislators Folded On Sweepstakes Revenue

    In the midst of its midnight sprint to hastily pass dozens of laws before the 2014 legislative deadline, the Connecticut General Assembly inexplicably turned away millions in potential tax revenue from the multibillion-dollar Internet sweepstakes cafe...
  • Awareness, Attitude Change Needed To Stem Domestic Violence

    The trend is deeply troubling. Already this year, there have been 10 homicides stemming from intimate partner violence in Connecticut. That's close to the annual average of 14 in recent years — and it's only midsummer. Since 2000, a woeful total...