| Feb 22, 2013
| 5:31 PM
The state's political leaders may not set out to confuse the public, but they don't mind if that's one result of their conflicting declarations and policies. It may be easier to win the hefty new Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences that were handed out...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Our public bureaucrats don’t normally pay much attention to matters involving seconds. (At least, not when you’re standing in line at the DMV or waiting for your income tax refund check to arrive.)
There is one area, however, where state...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:55 AM
In his first year in office, Gov. Dannel Malloy spent all or part of 70 days outside Connecticut’s borders.
State records show he made 38 different trips that required him to notify Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman that she would serve as acting chief...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures.
The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy's estimate of pension savings over 20 years was wrong by $3.1 billion, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office said Friday.
Malloy had announced that the state would save $4.8 billion over 20 years from a negotiated deal last...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 11:35 AM
East Haven’s racial-profiling scandal produced an abundance of outrage during a Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition news conference Wednesday, but maybe not enough of it was directed at the people who ultimately made the scandal possible.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now.
Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:14 PM
In a victory for the state police union, a judge has refused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the union regarding Malloy's layoff of 56 troopers.
The judge also said that the state's law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers is...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Connecticut transportation officials are putting a lethal three-mile stretch of Route 44 (aka Burnside Avenue) in East Hartford on a radical "road diet" before it kills again.
One state Department of Transportation official calls it a "groundbreaking"...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Tim Coffey, a Stamford photographer, takes political animals and puts them in their natural habitats.
Coffee has a new exhibit of his photographs, opening on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Concourse Gallery of the State Capitol Building in Hartford. It's...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Painting of George Washington: $20 million. Two-headed calf: $2,000. Iconic industrial statue: $1.5 million. New Haven church records covering 138 years: $2,550. Documents of a disgraced governor: $500,000.
Those are just a sampling of the hundreds of...