| Aug 24, 2012
| 4:35 PM
As the Republican National Conventiongets ready to roll next week in Tampa the Democrats have been trying to steal some of the spotlight by announcing plans for their convention in Charlotte next month, including announcing a dozen women speaking at...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:25 AM
By some estimates, there are more than 60,000 unregistered all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes in Connecticut. There are also very few places where you can legally ride them.
The result is a long-running guerrilla campaign of "rogue" riders taking to...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The gun industry does get into a snit on those rare occasions when it doesn't get its way.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gun and ammunition manufacturers, issued a letter this week to members of the state's Congressional...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WINDSOR — When a small tornado tore through OJ Thrall's tobacco fields in Windsor on Monday afternoon, the fragile leaves were within a week of being harvested.
Shade nets were torn away from nearly 20 percent of the crop — about 40 acres'...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Connecticut's recovery from the economic recession is still painfully slow. The state's unemployment rate is above the national average at 8.1 percent. Residents' personal income growth declined 1.7 percent in the first quarter of the year, trailing all...
| Jun 28, 2013
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker have embarked on an 18-month planning process for the state’s transportation network. Along with road and rail, should that network include more bike and...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
"Dark Money." It sounds like something Lord Voldemort would use if he was looking to bounce Harry Potter from office, but it's the sort of cash magic that could end up making Connecticut's state and local political parties relevant again.
| Jun 21, 2013
On July 1, the state’s gross receipts tax on petroleum products, which is based on a percentage of the wholesale price of gas, is slated to rise from 7.53 percent to 8.81 percent, an increase that could generate about $60 million for the state. It...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy surprised everyone by Wednesday by expressing impatience with the pace of gun-control proposals in the legislature and coming out with his own proposals that he hopes to push through the House and Senate. Republicans criticized him...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On Monday the state’s gross receipts tax is scheduled to go up, which will cost motorists almost 4 cents more a gallon at the pump; the tax on diesel fuel also goes up. The increase was approved by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. M. Jodi...