| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy says he plans to sign on to a petition by the governors of Rhode Island and Washington state asking the feds to reclassify marijuana so it can be used in medical pot programs.
“The governor continues to support the palliative use...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:11 PM
With the Christmas shopping season off to a rousing start, state officials are hoping this will be the best season in years for sales taxes pouring into state coffers.
The gifts being purchased at a brisk pace at malls and retail outlets from Danbury...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:02 PM
In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices.
The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:06 PM
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:30 AM
It's been interesting, in a sort of train-wreck-aftermath sort of way, to watch the two PR guys for Connecticut state employee unions trying to find some explanation for the death of the state concessions deal that doesn't involve the arrogance and...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 9:00 PM
In November of 2007, fifty people stood outside New Haven Community Corrections with mega phones in the freezing cold to denounce conditions inside the prison.
It was in the wake of the Cheshire murders, and then-governor M. Jodi Rell had revoked parole...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:19 AM
Many years ago, the Courant's editorial board visited the State Police crime lab in Meriden. The boss himself, Dr. Henry Lee, gave us a complete tour. After the tour, we had lunch in the cafeteria where Dr. Lee made certain observations about us...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:34 PM
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In the midst of a custody battle for his two kids, a New Canaan man was arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-wife. He filed a complaint against the New Canaan PD over that arrest. On the day of a hearing for his complaint, the man, 57,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 9:02 AM
In the midst of a custody battle for his two kids, Michael Nowacki of New Canaan was arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-wife. He filed a complaint against the New Canaan PD over that arrest. On the day of a hearing for his complaint, Nowacki, 57,...