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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...
  • Watch: Gov. Malloy v. Gov. Christie

    Watch: Gov. Malloy v. Gov. Christie
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Visiting the governor's mansion in Sacramento? Go before Jan. 1

    No one really lives in the governor's mansion in Sacramento. But if you're one of the 30,000 people who visit, make sure you go soon. The ornate, 32-room Victorian-style home at 1526 H. St. will close temporarily on Jan. 1 for extensive renovations....
  • "Enough Is Enough," Says U.S. Sen. Murphy On Low Turnout, Problems At CT Polling Places

    "Enough Is Enough," Says U.S. Sen. Murphy On Low Turnout, Problems At CT Polling Places
    U.S. Sen Chris Murphy said Connecticut's low voter turnout in the most recent election is a matter of huge concern, and the failure of the Hartford registrars to open polling places in a timely manner is inexcusable.  Here is his full statement,...
  • NY Gov.: 'Impractical' to play in Buffalo Sunday

    NY Gov.: 'Impractical' to play in Buffalo Sunday
    New York governor Andrew Cuomo, stranded in Western New York by nearly six feet of snow in the Buffalo region, does not expect Ralph Wilson Stadium to be playable for Sunday's scheduled game between the Bills and New York Jets. "If you ask me today,...
  • From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving

    From the Archives: Why Lincoln set a day for Thanksgiving
    Editor's Note: With Thanksgiving upon us, we look back at a 1950 Tribune story reporting the discovery of a letter from editor and advocate Sarah Hale urging President Abraham Lincoln to declare a national Thanksgiving holiday. Six days after Hale wrote...
  • Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff

    Gov. Brown's unnecessary fundraising is certainly legal — but a turnoff
    It's not that Gov. Jerry Brown did anything illegal. It clearly was within the law. But it had an odor. It's the kind of smell that turns off the public from politics and exacerbates the ridiculously low voter participation in elections. True, there...
  • In widely opposed move, UC regents set to hike tuition up to 5% yearly

    A key UC regents committee on Wednesday moved to raise tuition as much as 5% in each of the next five years after a debate that pitted the state's most powerful political leaders against administrators of the system. The full board of regents is...