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  • Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull
    During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes.
  • State Shouldn't Make Pardons Process Secret

    The latest attempt to draw the curtain of secrecy around state government would exempt pardon applications from the Freedom of Information Act. It is baneful. Like so many similar proposals introduced in the General Assembly this year, it amounts to...

    Pardon Secrecy Proponents Should Heed Lesson Of Willie Horton

    The efforts of Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (also a Democrat) to keep pardon proceedings secret are corrosive to decent government. Mr. Malloy and Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee justify this proposal embedded...

    Republicans Fault Early Release Program For Baby Stabbing

    --Connecticut Senate Republicans said Wednesday that the fatal stabbing of a baby in Bristol last month was the consequence of a early release prison program that "frankly puts public safety in jeopardy." But Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who...

    McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor

    McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor
    Republican John McKinney, a veteran state lawmaker and a former congressman's son, declared his 2014 run for governor in a press release emailed to reporters at 7:33 Tuesday morning. It was a low-profile way to announce a high-stakes gambit: McKinney'...