| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:41 PM
HARTFORD -- Donald Williams, the longest-serving Senate President Pro Tempore in state history, surprised his caucus Wednesday by announcing that he is not seeking reelection this year.
Williams, 56, has served in the highest-ranking position in the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:15 PM
NEW HAVEN — State Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield is moving to the legislature's upper chamber.
Holder-Winfield, a New Haven Democrat, handily won election to the state Senate Tuesday, beating Republican Steven Mullins of West Haven for the 10th District...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
What's your line in the sand?
When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?
For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:17 PM
HARTFORD — Opening an election-year legislative session in which the state faces a projected budget surplus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday called for modest tax relief and investments in education, jobs and social services that he said will help...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection.
Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
| Oct 11, 2013
Let's be honest. If one of the five existing cornerstone sponsors of the New Haven Open had single-handedly saved the annual tennis event from moving to Winston-Salem, N.C., this wouldn't be getting half the media attention it is today.
The bang is in...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Some city mayoral candidates are tripping at the starting gate, embarrassed or defeated by simple tasks. The bumbles have brought one contest to an end and made two others more intriguing.
In the season's marquee race in New Haven, the Democratic front-...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
"Dark Money." It sounds like something Lord Voldemort would use if he was looking to bounce Harry Potter from office, but it's the sort of cash magic that could end up making Connecticut's state and local political parties relevant again.
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:06 PM
A promising part of gun control legislation passed this week by Connecticut's General Assembly was the creation of a deadly weapons offender registry.
At least it started out as a good idea, before it got derailed.
The new law says that as of Jan. 1,...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Connecticut legislators say a key provision that sets their tough new gun-control law apart from other states' measures is its first-in-the-nation "dangerous weapon offender registry" — which will list the names and addresses of those convicted of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In less than a week, Connecticut effectively gave U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (and the Obama Administration) a slap in the face and then backhanded them for good measure.
The first hit was the General Assembly’s approval of allowing...