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  • State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking

    State Officials Concerned Over Toxic Waste From Fracking
    Connecticut is betting big that natural gas will give us a cheaper and cleaner energy future than fuels like oil and coal. The problem with that wager could turn on how we're going to handle fracking and the hundreds of millions of gallons of toxic...
  • Nearly 25 percent of crashes linked to gadget use

      Texting, checking email, talking on the phone. All things we shouldn't do while driving, and yet not surprisingly, things we still do while behind the wheel. But just how bad are these distractions? According to Cars.com, via Reuters, almost 25...
  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Watch: Gov. Malloy v. Gov. Christie

    Watch: Gov. Malloy v. Gov. Christie
  • Three More Rell Administration Appointees Get The Ax

    There were three more firings this week of Rell-administration political appointees -- both high-level and low -- who landed on the permanent state civil-service payroll during the waning months of Republican M. Jodi Rell's governorship. Officials in...
  • Rasmussen Poll Has Foley Up By Seven Points

     Rasmussen Poll Has Foley Up By Seven Points
    Republican Tom Foley led Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, 45 percent to 38 percent, in the first survey of the Connecticut governor's race by Rasmussen Reports. The telephone survey of 750 likely voters was conducted Aug. 18 and 19 and released...
  • Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback

    Eight years ago, Robert L. Flanagan was one of the most powerful officials in state government, earning $151,262 for overseeing an agency with a $3.7 billion budget and more than 9,200 employees. These days, as a lawyer with a family law practice, the...
  • New law requires civilian investigation of military sex assault cases

    New law requires civilian investigation of military sex assault cases
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday a measure requiring that sexual assault allegations by members of the California National Guard, State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia be investigated and prosecuted by local civilian prosecutors instead...
  • Lawmakers seek to reduce crack cocaine sentences to those of powder

    The state Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine to the same levels for powdered cocaine, addressing concern that the sentencing disparity harms minority communities....
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Scott still doesn't get it on climate change

    He still doesn't get it. When it comes to climate change and sea level rise, Gov. Rick Scott likes to simply say "I'm not a scientist." It's a vague comment, which is vintage Scott. He doesn't commit to anything, but he keeps his tea party base on his...