| 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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:35 AM
One of the odd coincidences of the Newtown tragedy is that the headquarters of one of the biggest anti-gun-control groups in the nation stands less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School — almost close enough to hear the gunfire.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:06 PM
Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building and create 300 direct...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 5:33 PM
By the slimmest of margins, the Senate on Saturday approved a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 18-18, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tipping the balance with the tie-breaking vote.
After years of false...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:22 PM
The perennial bill to let Connecticut municipalities install red light enforcement cameras has failed every year, but 2012 may be different — because of a political effort led by state Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, D-New Haven, with vocal...