| 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...
| Sep 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:25 AM
The federal minimum for an hourly wage has risen three times in three decades. It was $3.35 in 1982. It's now $7.25, up 120 percent. Inflation, meanwhile, has climbed by 135 percent. Now Connecticut is considering legislation to boost the wage up to $9.75...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:45 AM
The butt-ugly, Super Pac-polluted landscape of the Republican presidential primary battlefield may be the best argument yet for liberals who want a constitutional amendment to overturn “Citizens United.”
That’s the code name for the...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Malloy Moves Connecticut Toward A One Branch System of Government.
Up until six weeks ago a Connecticut Governor had the authority to cut (rescind) up to 5 percent of any budget line item without legislative review.
It was an extremely powerful tool to...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Workers in Connecticut were able to recover more than $6 million last year in unpaid wages through the Department of Labor. The bad news is that's about a million dollars less than what they received the year before, and two million less than what they...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 6:29 AM
(cross-posted from The Courant and Wait, What?)
Although still on a “self-assigned” break from writing while I contemplate life and deal with some things, I felt strongly that the issue of the longevity bonuses needed to be discussed....
| 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&...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:10 AM
It may already be too late — 12 years too late.
Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.
On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.
This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...