| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:33 PM
By the slimmest of margins, the Senate on Saturday approved a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 18-18, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tipping the balance with the tie-breaking vote.
After years of false...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:04 AM
It was a State Capitol gathering of the faithful last week, and the message delivered by the anti-genetically-modified-food advocates was simple and direct: "People have a right to know what they're putting in their bodies."
The problem is, the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:16 AM
It was a State Capitol gathering of the faithful last week, and the message delivered by the anti-genetically-modified-food advocates was simple and direct: “People have a right to know what they’re putting in their bodies.”
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:45 AM
The butt-ugly, Super Pac-polluted landscape of the Republican presidential primary battlefield may be the best argument yet for liberals who want a constitutional amendment to overturn “Citizens United.”
That’s the code name for the...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 4:57 PM
— State gasoline taxes would drop by about a penny a gallon under a one-year cap on the gross receipts tax, as proposed Monday by Democratic legislative leaders.
The penny savings is at today's wholesale prices, and the savings could rise to 7.5...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:16 PM
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve Sunday alcohol sales in supermarkets and package stores, leaving Indiana as the only state with an across-the-board ban on Sunday sales.
After a debate that lasted just more than an hour, the Senate voted 28-6, with...
| 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....