| 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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:11 PM
HARTFORD — Less than a week after the Newtown school massacre, state lawmakers are calling for sweeping new restrictions on guns and ammunition — while a key legislative leader says that the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in last Friday's...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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,...
| May 23, 2013
| 2:54 AM
Following a Republican filibuster that stretched on for more than seven and a half hours, the state House of Representatives approved a bill just after dawn on Thursday that offers undocumented immigrants the opportunity to obtain a Connecticut drivers...
| 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...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
| 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.