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John A Kissel

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
  • Enfield School Board Plea To Legislators: No More Unfunded Mandates

    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,...
  • Both Sides In Death-Penalty Debate Vow To Fight On

    Both Sides In Death-Penalty Debate Vow To Fight On
    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-...
  • Legislature Approves Controversial Jackson Lab Deal

    Legislature Approves Controversial Jackson Lab Deal
    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...
  • Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal

    Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal
    Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night 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 and create 300 direct...
  • GOP Questions Malloy's Plan For Jackson Lab; Sen. Len Suzio Says Subsidy Of $291 Million Is "Stupid, Unbelievably Reckless'' By The State

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced with much fanfare recently that a research laboratory will be coming to Farmington with the state's help, but the plan is running into a buzzsaw of criticism from Republican legislators who say there are too many unanswered...
  • Senators Gary LeBeau, Rob Kane On "The Real Story'' on Sunday

    Two state senators are among the guests on Sunday on "The Real Story'' on FOX CT. Sen. Gary LeBeau of East Hartford and Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown will be speaking about the upcoming special legislative session on jobs on October 26 at the state Capitol....
  • Abuse, Parole And Death

    Abuse, Parole And Death
    Ronald DeMello beat her and allegedly pointed a pellet gun to her head in the past. But Jadwiga Bodnar, a 66-year-old package store owner, was devoted to a "kind, loving" side of DeMello that police never saw, and the two were determined to be together....