| Sep 1, 2012
| 11:49 AM
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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 2:31 AM
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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:56 PM
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...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:27 PM
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.
| 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 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...
| 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...