| Nov 3, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Below are The Courant's picks in top state races, as well as congressional and Hartford legislative races, which are marked with an asterisk and in boldface type.
For the full editorials explaining our choices, please go to courant.com/opinion....
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
HARTFORD — Ever since longtime Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Shays lost in November 2008, the entire Connecticut delegation to Washington, D.C., has consisted of Democrats.
The five-member delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 11:12 AM
U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, the Democrat representing the state's 1st Congressional District, is seeking his ninth term in Congress, a career point when some members begin to lose their enthusiasm and rely on their seniority. Mr. Larson hasn't succumbed...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 1:32 PM
The annual Irish Oktoberfest is more than an opportunity to eat, drink and listen to music. It also serves as a fundraiser for the South Windsor Irish Committee so it can raise the money needed to participate in Hartford's Saint Patrick's Day Parade. It...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:28 PM
HARTFORD — As the candidates head into the final three weeks of a tightly contested gubernatorial race, former President Bill Clinton visited the state for the second time during the campaign.
He told supporters at a campaign rally that Democratic...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The Hartford Courant's Kevin Rennie is reporting that a state agency that helps businesses has run out of money for new applicants.
In his "Daily Ructions'' blog, Rennie, a lawyer and a former Republican state senator and representative, reported...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:09 AM
EAST HAVEN — Joe Visconti has no money, few connections and little clout.
But the one-term council member from West Hartford has a strategy that he believes will propel him into the governor's office on Nov. 4.
"I'm not here to just influence...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Hartford – City officials were joined by Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. John Larson Wednesday to accept a federal grant on behalf of the fire department that they said will not only help firefighters save more lives but also better protect the...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Gov. Dannell Malloy was among the hundreds of guests and dignitaries at the grand opening celebration for Glastonbury's Riverfront Park Phase II and Boathouse on Sept. 27. Malloy said the project, to which the state contributed $4 million of the $13...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Shawn Tully wrote in Fortune Magazine on April 18, "Imposing income taxes inevitably leads to economic decline and enriches the competing states that don’t have them.“ Many in Connecticut already know that.
Connecticut, then without an...
| Sep 21, 2014
U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....