| 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...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics.
And it seems to be taking hold as the...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 1:10 PM
You need a key to start your car. That's to make it tough for anyone to steal it, and to keep kids from joyriding and maybe killing themselves or others.
But you don't need a key (or anything besides a bullet) to fire a gun.
In the wake of the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Mayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Special to the Courant
Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson sat in his office staring at his iPad on Dec. 14 2012, watching coverage of a school shooting 30 miles away. Like countless others, he was engrossed in the story, following the chilling details for...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Legislative leaders pledged bipartisan cooperation and quick action Friday at the first meeting of their new task force on changing state laws and policies on gun control, school security and mental health in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in...
| 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...