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  • Connecticut Deserves A Full-Time Legislature

    Connecticut Deserves A Full-Time Legislature
    For the most part, the people serving us in Hartford are good, and many are exceptionally good. They are so good that when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected, he plucked legislators like Sen. Andrew McDonald and Rep. Mike Lawlor to serve in his...
  • About Cindy Arenberg Seltzer

    About Cindy Arenberg Seltzer
    Cindy Arenberg Seltzer is the first President/CEO of the Children’s Services Council of Broward County. ¬†Created by the voters in September 2000, CSC provides leadership, advocacy, and funding for services for and on behalf of children and their...
  • Congress Should Try Again On Gun Safety

    Last April, in response to the Sandy Hook shootings, the Connecticut General Assembly passed one of the nation's strongest and most comprehensive gun safety laws with bipartisan support. At the same time, members of Congress — cowed by the...
  • Open Job Doors By Recognizing Veterans' Training

    It should be a point of national shame that the unemployment rate for military veterans who served in Afghanistan and Iraq (or both) since Sept. 11, 2001 — known as "Gulf War II veterans" — is well above the national average. It's nearly 10...
  • Connecticut's Parks, Forests Could Use Real Protection

    Imagine that you bought a house — and paid a premium — because the property adjoined a state park or forest. You would probably think the serene and exhilarating woodland would always be there. You might well be wrong. Though some open...
  • Life Sentence Doesn't Deliver Punishment

    The following is an excerpt from Robert Blecker's book "The Death of Punishment." In this chapter, the New York Law School professor talks about his late-night testimony before the Connecticut General Assembly's judiciary committee on life in prison...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • 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 —...
  • After Cold Nights Of Outages, NU's Cards Offer 'Warmest' Wishes

    Considering that hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents lacked heat for several cold nights because of power outages after the Oct. 29 snowstorm, Northeast Utilities might have sent a holiday card this year with different wording than: “...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
  • In U.S. Senate Race, McMahon And Murphy Sticking To Prepared Scripts

    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,...