| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:36 PM
The Dec. 14 Newtown school shootings dominated opening day at the state Capitol Wednesday, as lawmakers arrived to face a projected budget deficit of $1 billion in the next fiscal year and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy exhorted them to take action to prevent...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 7:06 PM
When state lawmakers opened the 2013 General Assembly session Wednesday, the State Capitol rang with commitment for measures about gun control and other issues raised by the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.
Emotions were raw — the governor...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The Newtown massacre has generated so much proposed legislation — to expand the state's assault-weapons ban, make gun permit holders' names available publicly, reform the mental health system, and increase school security — that leaders of the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:57 PM
General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Legislative leaders pledged bipartisan cooperation and quick action Friday at the first meeting of their new task force on changing state laws and policies on gun control, school security and mental health in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Last year, Barack Obama won reelection in spite of — not because of — his first term as president, and he had Republican hard-liners to thank for the victory. Connecticut's Dannel Malloy has to be hoping that same formula will rescue him.
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 11:50 AM
Four Republicans who have their eye on the 2014 race for governor are making their way to the starting gate. The next four months may narrow the field for the contenders who rely on taxpayer funds to finance of their campaigns.
State Sen. Toni Boucher...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Does anybody really think Tom Foley won't run for governor next year?
The coy Mr. Foley, a Republican from Greenwich who was almost elected governor in 2010, would have us think he hasn't made up his mind.
He announced this week that he was opening an...