| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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 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'...
| 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'...
| 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,...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After sharp clashes throughout the day, the state legislature voted Wednesday in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building in...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:12 PM
After the death sentence was announced in the Joshua Komisarjevsky case, opponents of capital punishment in Connecticut vowed to press on with their cause while death penalty supporters pledged to continue fighting repeal efforts.
Rep. Gary Holder-...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:16 PM
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve Sunday alcohol sales in supermarkets and package stores, leaving Indiana as the only state with an across-the-board ban on Sunday sales.
After a debate that lasted just more than an hour, the Senate voted 28-6, with...