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  • Governor Nominates Scott Semple As Correction Commissioner

    Governor Nominates Scott Semple As Correction Commissioner
    Scott Semple, a veteran of the state Department of Correction, was nominated Wednesday to become commissioner of the 5,800-employee state prison system. Semple, 52, received bipartisan praise from legislators following his nomination by Gov. Dannel P....
  • Malloy Taps Jonathan Harris, Democratic Party Director, As Consumer Protection Chief

    Malloy Taps Jonathan Harris, Democratic Party Director, As Consumer Protection Chief
    Jonathan Harris, a former state senator from West Hartford who spent most of the past four years as executive director of the state Democratic Party, was named Tuesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's next consumer protection commissioner. "Jonathan has...
  • In 7th Senate District, 22-Year Incumbent Faces Political Newcomer

    In 7th Senate District, 22-Year Incumbent Faces Political Newcomer
    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...
  • Approximately 55 Percent Of Enfield Voters Cast Ballots Tuesday

    Approximately 55 Percent Of Enfield Voters Cast Ballots Tuesday
    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...
  • Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate

    Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Repairing Tornado's Damage To Valuable Tobacco Crop

    Repairing Tornado's Damage To Valuable Tobacco Crop
    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'...
  • 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'...