| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:05 AM
$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...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:50 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:18 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2011
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 —...
| May 31, 2011
| 3:18 PM
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...
| 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&...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:32 AM
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...