| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 8:28 PM
They want to take charge of the state government and its $22 billion annual budget, but they haven't been able to pay some of their own personal bills — including state or federal taxes.
That's true of two of the seven candidates for governor in...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:52 PM
I was listening to John Dankosky's “The Wheelhouse” on Connecticut Public Radio the other day. They were talking about the fact that keno is still in the state budget as a way to raise revenue. The guests couldn’t quite place...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection.
Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
What's your line in the sand?
When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?
For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 6:20 AM
BROOKFIELD — During a two-hour debate Sunday evening, Republican gubernatorial candidates jockeyed for the chance to face expected Democrat nominee Dannel P. Malloy in November's election, differing sharply on gun control.
The candidates agreed...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Lest you think that only Democrats take suspect campaign contributions from "principals" of companies that do business with the state, read Jon Lender's "Government Watch" column in last Sunday's Courant.
Republican candidates for governor John McKinney...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:11 PM
I think Martha Dean's Republican gubernatorial campaign strategy will be quite simple. Get embarrassingly negative (if that's possible) attention for all the gun owners in Connecticut. If you don't think those folks are riled up now, you will when she...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Two big issues dogging the rollout of Obamacare have come into focus this week as the Connecticut insurance commissioner met with President Obama on the sticky question of insurers dropping health plans, and the state's exchange gave a breakdown that...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Housing Authority of New Haven has turned into something of a regional rescue squad in the last few years, sending staff to help out troubled public housing operations in Ansonia, Wallingford and Bridgeport.
Of course, the HANH isn't doing it for...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Republicans could squander a golden opportunity to reclaim the governor's office unless they present a compelling, moderate vision to the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters who will decide this year's election.
Anything is possible when the...