| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Democrats kept their grip on the state Senate on a night of tension and tentative celebration in party headquarters across Connecticut.
Republicans had been optimistic about flipping a few seats and narrowing the Democrats’ 22-14 advantage in...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:06 PM
ENFIELD – Approximately 55 percent of the town's registered voters went to the polls Tuesday, electing two state representatives and a senator and approving two referendum questions.
Of the 21,637 registered voters up to Election Day and the 131...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
ENFIELD — The race for the 7th Senate District features an 11-term Republican incumbent facing a Democratic opponent seeking his first elected office.
The challenger, John Foxx, says he's hoping voters will want "to see someone who recognizes that...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:36 PM
--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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:28 PM
A woman who lost her hands, eyesight and parts of her face when she was mauled by a friend's chimpanzee renewed a bid to seek $150 million in damages from the state of Connecticut, asking lawmakers Friday to accept her argument that the state had a duty...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:12 PM
School board members had a familiar complaint to pass along to their state legislators list Tuesday night: unfunded mandates.
Several board members urged state Sen. John Kissel, a Republican, and Reps. David Kiner and David Alexander, both Democrats,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:49 PM
During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes.
First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WINDSOR — When a small tornado tore through OJ Thrall's tobacco fields in Windsor on Monday afternoon, the fragile leaves were within a week of being harvested.
Shade nets were torn away from nearly 20 percent of the crop — about 40 acres'...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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'...