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  • Massacre Puts Spotlight On Law To Seize Guns From Mentally Unstable

    Here are a few items from Connecticut's annals of guns and mental illness: —A man who once was arrested for weapon violations was reported to Berlin police in 2004 by his landlord for having allegedly said, "I am going to kill myself and take a...
  • It's Not Just The Economy: State Must Cut Spending

    It's Not Just The Economy: State Must Cut Spending
    Connecticut, one of the richest states per capita in the union, just can't seem to get on the plus side of the budget ledger. It's past time that it did. Despite a special session of the General Assembly called in December to eliminate a projected...
  • Lawsuit Over Regional Trash Agency Contract Provides Glimpse Into Capitol Communications

    A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol. The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
  • Ritter's Lobbying Raises Questions

    When is a lobbyist not a lobbyist? The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
  • Meth Use is on the Rise in Connecticut

    Meth Use is on the Rise in Connecticut
    "Monsignor Meth," as suspended Roman Catholic priest Kevin Wallin has come to be known, admitted earlier this year to selling more than $300,000 worth of methamphetamine out of his Waterbury apartment. Only about 23 grams (sold for $3,400) of Wallin's...
  • Who should pay for governors' portraits?

    Who should pay for governors' portraits?
    Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s official portrait was unveiled this week in Memorial Hall in the State Library, raising the question of whether the state should continue to finance such memorials. The oil painting’s cost of $36,639 was paid for by the...
  • A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario

    A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario
    The unveiling Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's official portrait in the state library is a reminder that a regular protocol needs to be established for paying for this legacy going forward. Two years ago, we were among those wondering why the...
  • Former Federal Judge To Help Decide Who Gets Sandy Hook Money, Sources Say

    Former Federal Judge To Help Decide Who Gets Sandy Hook Money, Sources Say
    The foundation charged with distributing more than $11 million donated after the Sandy Hook massacre is bringing in a former federal judge to help decide how that money will be allocated, two sources familiar with the selection said Thursday. Alan H....
  • E-Shenanigans In The Malloy Administration

    State employees are supposed to use their public e-mail addresses — the ones that end in ct.gov — to conduct public business. But as Courant columnist Kevin Rennie reported last week, members of the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
  • Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Changes to Digital Billboards

    Connecticut Lawmakers Consider Changes to Digital Billboards
    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...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...