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  • Border authorities fear immigration action might spark second 'surge'

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned would-be migrants Friday that President Obama’s action to defer deportations was not an endorsement of illegal immigration, and he pledged to beef up already tight security on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge

    Landmark state pension law struck down by Springfield judge
    A judge on Friday struck down the state’s landmark pension law that sought to fix Illinois’ $104.6 billion government retirement system debt, declaring the measure unconstitutional and clearing a path for a showdown in the Illinois Supreme...

    Abe Ribicoff: A Connecticut Original

    I first met then-Gov. Abraham Ribicoff in the summer of 1958 when he was running for re-election and I, a 26-year-old, was working for John Bailey, the Democratic state chairman. To say I "met" Ribicoff is a considerable exaggeration. Bailey told me...

    State Shouldn't Be Borrowing Amid Cutbacks

    State Shouldn't Be Borrowing Amid Cutbacks
    The $48 million in spending cuts ordered by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to erase half of the state's budget deficit will hurt. Especially hard-hit will be services for Connecticut's most vulnerable citizens — clients of the Department of Children and...

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget

    Republicans Seek Special Legislative Session To Cut State Budget
    HARTFORD — Top Republican legislators called Friday for a special legislative session to be convened by Dec. 15 to start solving the state's budget problems. The two new Republican leaders, Sen. Len Fasano of North Haven and Rep. Themis Klarides...