| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:00 PM
On Sunday we welcome the beginning of Sunshine Week, when access to public information is celebrated. Unfortunately, though we live in an information age, the Freedom of Information Act and the public's access to documents is under siege.
| Mar 13, 2015
| 5:51 AM
So who will be the new point person for the arts at the Department of Economic and Community Development? Arts leaders in the state want to know but so far the choice has not been made and questions are swirling around the direction of the office, its...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 2:49 AM
HARTFORD – In the grand scheme of a $20 billion-a-year state budget, Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to chop $285,000 in funding for a bunch of relatively obscure non-profit conservation agencies seems like no big deal.
Except that, for these tiny soil-...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:41 PM
HARTFORD — State funding for the arts has been reduced by more than $3 million and reconfigured with few arts and cultural leaders knowing how much — if anything — they will receive in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed budget.
| Feb 9, 2015
| 12:48 PM
In a major blow for an expansion of gambling, the Senate majority leader said Monday that a proposal to legalize slot machines outside two Indian casinos is dead for this year.
Senator Bob Duff, a key player who controls the agenda with the Senate...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:32 PM
Republicans in the state General Assembly beat Democrats to the punch last week by proposing legislation to close loopholes that have badly undermined this state's campaign finance program, which was once a national model.
If the minority party's bold...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:56 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's subdued reaction Thursday to word that he would soon be a multimillionaire seemed to say a lot about the long road it took to get there.
Even after 21 grueling years locked up in prison for a rape and murder that he did...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:04 PM
Connecticut should make a few targeted improvements in transit bus service, but should focus its transportation dollars mainly on shoring up existing highways and transit systems rather than initiate new projects, a report recommends.
For too many...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 5:20 PM
HARTFORD — Kenneth Ireland's credentials for a post on the state's board of pardons and paroles are unlike any of his fellow nominees.
During a confirmation hearing Friday before the state judiciary committee, Ireland, imprisoned for more than...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 1:26 PM
Dianne Grenier has lived on Andover Lake since 1986. Retired from a 40-year career at Pratt and Whitney in 2017, Grenier has always been heavily involved with her community. "I am interested in all things Andover," said Grenier. "This is the community I...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:21 PM
HARTFORD — The state income tax will generate nearly $500 million more next year as the Connecticut economy continues to slowly improve, according to the latest consensus revenue estimates released Thursday.
The estimates, which are required by...