| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:57 PM
General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
| 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...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
A promising part of gun control legislation passed this week by Connecticut's General Assembly was the creation of a deadly weapons offender registry.
At least it started out as a good idea, before it got derailed.
The new law says that as of Jan. 1,...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 12:55 PM
The head of the Connecticut NAACP calls it “astonishing and heart breaking” that the legislative committee deciding on how this state’s political boundaries should be redrawn doesn’t have a single minority member.
The absence of...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Online lottery ticket sales, even online poker, could become a reality if Connecticut lawmakers approve new forms of Internet gambling during next year's legislative session.
A U.S. Justice Department ruling issued late last week clears the way for the...
| Apr 5, 2008
Under threat of state receivership, the East Hartford-based Marathon Healthcare nursing-home chain has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the second Connecticut chain in six months unable to pull itself out of debt.
The bankruptcy filing comes...
| May 9, 2008
For months, state Sen. Edith Prague rallied support for nursing-home reforms from Democratic leaders and advocates for the elderly, telling anyone who would listen that "this is the year" for improvements to minimum-staffing requirements and stronger...
| Jan 17, 2008
Saying that Haven Healthcare's troubled record should serve as a wake-up call, state Senate leaders on Wednesday proposed a package of nursing-home reforms aimed at boosting staffing, improving financial accountability and increasing public scrutiny of...
| Mar 27, 2008
Nursing homes would have 10 months to comply with new staffing standards that would more than double the minimum hours of nursing care per resident now required by state law, under a plan presented Wednesday by Democratic legislative leaders.
| Mar 18, 2009
The $165 million AIG bonus flap that has caused outrage around the nation has its roots in a provision of Connecticut labor law that political leaders say needs to be changed.
The embattled insurance giant, which has received about $170 billion in...