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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stop In-State Gun Trafficking To Criminals

    Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users? The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
  • 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 —...
  • An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach

    An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach
    Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
  • Connecticut medical pot activists set 4/20 as "Hemp Day" to rally the troops

    Connecticut medical pot activists set 4/20 as "Hemp Day" to rally the troops
    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&...
  • 4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates

    4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates
     Ah, it's feeling more and more like Summer every day. And speaking of summer, the Republican and Democratic primaries for Joe Lieberman's soon to be vacant  Senate seat are in August. So, first, let's take a look at the Democrats.   Chris Murphy, a...
  • Don't be asking Santa for a holiday skunk - not in Connecticut anyway

    Don't be asking Santa for a holiday skunk - not in Connecticut anyway
    So you were looking for that perfect holiday gift, maybe for someone allergic to cats and dogs, who’s been yearning for something snugly and cute. And you thought to yourself, “Why not a skunk?” Well, jump back Jack: It’s...