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  • Malloy Using State Agencies To Develop Behind-The-Scenes Media Strategy

    With Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy's approval rating steadily below 50 percent in polls, he and his lieutenants have embarked on an unusual media-management effort — directing dozens of officials to produce "communications plans" to put out a steady...
  • Time To Get The Bribes Out Of State Government

    Last week I testified before the General Assembly on a bill that would make it a crime for a public official or state employee to receive more than $1,000 from a state contractor, public employee union, lobbyist or a business that is paid to lobby for...
  • Connecticut lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law

    Connecticut lawmakers pass wide-ranging gun control law
    Connecticut lawmakers gave final approval early Thursday to a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown that one lawmaker...
  • Malloy Signs Gun Control Bill, One Of Strictest In Nation

    Malloy Signs Gun Control Bill, One Of Strictest In Nation
    HARTFORD — Flanked by family members of Newtown massacre victims and the legislative leaders who spent months trying to respond to their tragedy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday whose big provisions — such...
  • Paid, Volunteer Blurred In Ritter's CRRA Deal

    Reviewing a couple thousand pages of documents exchanged among the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, Democratic former Speaker of the House Thomas D. Ritter and House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, provides a look at the lucrative and...
  • Impatience Showing On Gun Legislation

    Impatience Showing On Gun Legislation
    The louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics. And it seems to be taking hold as the...
  • As Other States Make Progress On Gun Control, Connecticut Left Behind

    As Other States Make Progress On Gun Control, Connecticut Left Behind
    If any legislature in the country had the political momentum to quickly pass strong gun control laws this year it seemed that Connecticut did, where 26 children and women were killed in the Newtown school massacre Dec. 14. But as Connecticut legislators...
  • GOP Hopefuls Circling For Gubernatorial Bid

    Abraham Lincoln's birthday last Tuesday marked the start of months of local Republican organization dinners and fundraising events. The annual ritual of honoring Lincoln provides an informal start to the party's 2014 race for governor. Four candidates...
  • The Mouse That Roared: Maine-Based Jackson Lab Seeking To Come To Farmington; Bipartisan Jobs Package To Cost $516 Million In Bonding

    The Mouse That Roared: Maine-Based Jackson Lab Seeking To Come To Farmington; Bipartisan Jobs Package To Cost $516 Million In Bonding
    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...
  • Malloy To Offer No-Increase Budget

    Malloy To Offer No-Increase Budget
    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...
  • State Sen. Thomas Gaffey Charged With Larceny, Says He Will Resign

    State Sen. Thomas Gaffey Charged With Larceny, Says He Will Resign
    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...