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  • Grand Jury's Probe Into House Leadership Office Drags On

    The recent release of subpoenas served last fall was a reminder that the federal grand jury investigation into what is loosely called the Donovan scandal is still percolating under the surface. Indeed, it's taken a new and troubling turn in its search for...
  • Sequester's Looming Meat Ax Coming At Connecticut

    Sequester's Looming Meat Ax Coming At Connecticut
    Deficit-hawk Republicans say the $85 billion across-the-board budget cuts that begin Friday under the sequester banner, unless Congress regains its senses, won't make much of an impact on a $3.5 trillion budget. They're wrong. It could cost thousands,...
  • Esty Wins, Roraback Concedes After Tight Race For 5th Congressional District

    Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory. Esty said that super PACs had spent...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    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...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
  • Sandy Hook Panel Begins Work On Newtown Tragedy

    Sandy Hook Panel Begins Work On Newtown Tragedy
    As state and federal responses to the Newtown massacre begin to accelerate, the governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission will begin work Thursday with an update from the state's attorney's office on its investigation into the shooting. Also Thursday,...
  • Obama Proposes $500 Million Strategy Addressing Guns And Mental Health

    Obama Proposes $500 Million Strategy Addressing Guns And Mental Health
    Responding to the Newtown massacre, President Obama Wednesday proposed a $500 million plan to address gun violence, including a federal assault weapons ban, background checks for all firearms sales and increased security and mental health counselors at...
  • Get Ready For a Tsunami of Attack Ads as the Election Approaches

    Get Ready For a Tsunami of Attack Ads as the Election Approaches
    By now, you're probably getting that "I'm-about-to-vomit" feeling from all those nasty TV campaign ads screaming about the contestants in Connecticut's mud-splattered U.S. Senate and 5th Congressional District campaigns. One small consolation may be...
  • Elizabeth Esty: 'A Problem Solver'

    Elizabeth Esty knew her vote could cost her the next election. As a freshman state lawmaker in 2009, Esty stepped into the center of the emotional debate over whether to abolish the death penalty. The issue was especially crucial for Esty because she...
  • Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control

    Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
  • Dems to help vulnerable Joe Garcia and Patrick Murphy

     While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.  They were listed along with 24 others in...