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  • Immigration debate explodes despite voter desire for change

    Far from settling matters, President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration all but ensures at least two more years of fierce and angry debate over one of the most contentious and polarizing issues facing the country. It is a debate that...
  • Diane Fazzi honored for distinguished service

    Diane Fazzi honored for distinguished service
    La CaƱada resident Diane Fazzi was among five individuals honored Nov. 14 at the Cal State L.A. 25th Annual Distinguished Educator Award Dinner, held in the university’s Golden Eagle Ballroom. The local woman was named the recipient of this year&...
  • Activists seek clemency for terminally ill Texas death row inmate

    By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Activists delivered a petition to Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday with more than 100,000 signatures seeking the release of a death row inmate they say is terminally ill and only has weeks to live. The...
  • Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'

    Rauner says Obama immigration move 'great start'
    Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner on Friday called President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration a “great start” to “get the dialogue going” on immigration policy changes. The comments came as Rauner addressed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Additional Steps Malloy Should Take to Reduce the Deficit

    Additional Steps Malloy Should Take to Reduce the Deficit
    As a public service we thought we might comb through the state budget ourselves looking for additional areas where Gov. Dannel Malloy can make cuts and adjustments to help reduce a projected deficit in the $100 million range. Some may ask, where did...
  • Metro-North Fares To Increase Average Of 1% Next Year

    Metro-North Fares To Increase Average Of 1% Next Year
    Metro-North fares in Connecticut will rise by an average of 1 percent starting New Year's Day, a relatively small increase for passengers who've seen ticket prices climb by more than 5 percent a year starting in 2012. The increases are part of a seven-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mother campaigns for distracted-driving law in Texas after family deaths

    ROANOKE, Tex. Seven years after losing her husband in a distracted-driving crash, Jennifer Zamora-Jamison has lost a daughter, too. In 2007, Zamora-Jamison's husband, Iraq war veteran Javier Zamora, was killed on a California highway by a driver fumbling...