| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:10 PM
The twists and turns involved with some public employees' pensions are seldom illustrated better than by the case of Marilyn Cruz-Aponte — a longtime Democratic activist in New Britain who retired years ago from that city's work force and now serves...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Two East Haven cops are right now on trial for alleged racial profiling and police brutality. The timing probably couldn't be better.
Connecticut is this week rolling out a new reporting system designed to keep track of who police are stopping for...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Connecticut gun owners are angry as hell at Gov. Dannel Malloy. Connecticut's gun industry is pissed at him too. So are pro-gun lobbies like the NRA and the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Those gun groups appear certain to pump big...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:39 PM
In recent days, Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy have endorsed state Sen. Toni Harp for mayor of New Haven. This is fairly unusual, but maybe it makes up for the fact that Harp did not initially endorse herself.
No. She originally...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:07 AM
What demographers call the "silver tsunami" began in 2011, when 10,000 members a day of the huge baby boom generation began to retire. That will continue until 2030, and will shape our state, since nearly one-third of Connecticut's population is made up...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The marijuana landscape, both in Connecticut and across the nation, is changing kind of fast these days:
- A state legislative committee last week put its final stamp of approval on proposed regulations for Connecticut's new medical marijuana system....
| Jun 3, 2013
Lauren was about 2-years-old when she was diagnosed with autism, and her mother, Darcie Crawford, was overwhelmed, not only by this news, but about how to proceed in finding the right specialists and services for her little girl.
"We didn't really know....
| 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 27, 2013
| 11:01 AM
Connecticut legislative leaders are just pleased as punch that Gov. Dannel Malloy has now signed a bill that appears to require foods with genetically modified organisms to be labeled so consumers know what they're buying.
Except it doesn't require...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Thirty years ago today, on June 28, 1983, a section of the I-95 highway bridge 70 feet above the Mianus River in Greenwich collapsed, killing three people and seriously injuring three more. The tangle of mangled bodies and vehicles along the peaceful...