| 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 —...
| 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 3, 2011
| 11:54 AM
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...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 5, 2012
| 7:13 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - The Connecticut Senate passed a bill on Saturday legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes with tight restrictions aimed at avoiding problems that have plagued some of the 16 other states where pot is now legal.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 1:25 PM
A Connecticut law prevents candidates for the state legislature from accepting donations from lobbyists. But there is no law against state lawmakers accepting such money for their campaigns for federal office, even if the donors have a stake in bills...