| May 30, 2015
| 12:15 PM
Linda Yelmini's high-profile appeal of her firing as the state's labor-relations chief is like a championship boxing match.
For one thing, she's long been called pugnacious as a negotiator with, and terminator of, state employees.
For another, we have...
| May 29, 2015
| 3:43 PM
Just about everyone agrees that the way cities and towns tax cars and trucks is unfair.
For the same model, same year, same mileage, you'll pay nearly seven times as much in property taxes in Hartford as you do in Greenwich, where tax rates are low...
| May 28, 2015
| 9:00 PM
I am about to defend someone who has made himself a political untouchable, so lowly and loathed that I have not heard one voice raised in support of him.
That would be Gov. Dannel "Porcupine" Malloy, who has been universally denounced for claiming...
| May 27, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had lunch with President Barack Obama in New London last week, and he's hosting the U.S. labor secretary Thursday. On Wednesday morning, he gave a fist-pounding speech in Iowa.
There's something about the draw of the...
| May 23, 2015
| 2:23 PM
Founded in 1778, Connecticut's First Company Governor's Horse Guards still rides today as the nation's oldest cavalry unit in continuous service.
The horse troop escorted Gen. George Washington to a Revolutionary War meeting in Hartford with the French...
| May 15, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It's time to worry.
The fight over shaping and adopting a state budget for the next two years is getting serious. Business is clearing its throat and getting ready to say something. Corporate Connecticut is not pleased with the direction of the state,...
| May 15, 2015
| 2:02 AM
Every time you refuse to support charter school funding, God kills 1,000 kittens.
This point has been driven home repeatedly in Connecticut at rallies — one of which is taking place on your front lawn right this minute — and in advertising...
| May 14, 2015
| 4:06 PM
Preachers and politicians took to the podium Thursday at the state Capitol to sing the praises of a bill they say would help low-wage workers, a press conference with the soaring cadence of a prayer meeting, complete with benediction imploring the Lord to...
| May 8, 2015
| 6:31 AM
Prepare for millions in state employee make believe cost-saving suggestions. That was the $180 million fantasy that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stuck in his 2011 budget to get it to balance. No one ever has enumerated the money saved from those...
| May 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The people in the middle of a social movement are often the last to know that it's happening, says Glenn Martin. Martin is a graduate of the New York state prison system, where he spent six years. He subsequently transformed himself into one of the...
| May 3, 2015
Two top aides to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — budget director Ben Barnes and chief of staff Mark Ojakian — exchanged anxious texts last Nov. 20 about how it went when Barnes informed Linda Yelmini, the state's longtime labor-relations chief, that...