| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:26 PM
The National Rifle Association's response Friday to the Newtown school massacre — a proposal to post armed police officers in every school in the country — failed to impress many in Connecticut on a day when funerals were still being held...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Salary increases for state judges might well be among the casualties of the state's deepening budget crisis if comments by top state legislative leaders are any indication.
"Any expenditure of this kind will be difficult, if not impossible, given the...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 5:14 PM
State legislators expressed both high praise and sharp skepticism Thursday during day-long hearings as they debated the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory's plan to bring 300 jobs to Farmington over the next 10 years.
The proposal represents the centerpiece of...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 5:02 PM
State police arrested influential state Sen. Thomas P. Gaffey, D- Meriden, on larceny charges Monday, accusing him of double-billing the state and his political action committee for expenses associated with attending legislative conferences throughout the...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 5:07 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday that the state budget he unveils next month will fully fund state pensions and not rely on borrowing money to pay operating expenses — two departures from recent years.
He also said he would steer...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 3:29 PM
It is a tale of two bills.
As the legislature prepares for a special session next week on creating jobs, negotiators are getting close to a bipartisan deal on a jobs package that would have widespread support. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with Republicans...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:29 PM
Lawmakers on Wednesday easily approved a $626 million package of incentives designed to create jobs, revive the economy and undo the state's image as hostile to business.
The votes in the House of Representatives and the Senate were nearly unanimous....
| Nov 17, 2011
| 5:59 PM
Jeffrey D. Butler, president of Connecticut Light & Power Co., resigned Thursday after a brutal few weeks in which he became the lightning rod for outrage — and the public face of failures by the utility — following two paralyzing storms...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:28 AM
Obsessed with creating jobs and facing increasing industry lobbying pressure, more Connecticut state lawmakers these days are voting against bills to protect the environment, according to one watchdog group.
“The trend is not looking good,”...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 1:06 PM
State employee unions have filed a grievance over the highly controversial "longevity'' bonuses, saying that veteran state managers should not receive the money when union members do not.
The dispute over the twice-yearly payments has been simmering at...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 3:43 PM
In Nebraska, Republican Gov. Dave Heineman enacted the biggest tax cut in state history, and the state's unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is now the second lowest in the nation.
In Connecticut, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy enacted the largest tax...