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  • Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Witkos As Deputy

    Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Witkos As Deputy
    Three years ago, the state Senate Republicans had three rising stars who all graduated from Yale. Senators John McKinney, Andrew Roraback, and Leonard Fasano were all moderate Republicans who served together for years and crafted legislation together....
  • Gov. Malloy, Dems Join Pro-Union Rally At Yale

    Gov. Malloy, Dems Join Pro-Union Rally At Yale
    NEW HAVEN – Gov. Dannel Malloy and a slew of other top state Democrats joined hundreds of Yale University graduate students at a rally Tuesday demanding that Yale officials recognize their union and negotiate a contract. "I understand how hard...
  • Maynard To Remain on November Ballot Despite Health Setbacks

    The family of severely injured state Sen. Andrew Maynard of Stonington issued a statement Tuesday saying they don't want to remove his name from the November ballot despite his suffering two "minor seizures" last week. Maynard was injured in a fall from...
  • DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax

    DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax
    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro on Wednesday introduced legislation to impose a federal tax on soda and other sugary drinks, a proposal designed to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting health care costs. The bill proposes an excise tax based on sugar...
  • A Verdict Prompts A Question: How Did Rowland Not Learn His Lesson The First Time?

    A Verdict Prompts A Question: How Did Rowland Not Learn His Lesson The First Time?
    How could John Rowland tempt fate again, a decade after his crooked dealings with state contractors sent him tumbling from the governor's office into federal prison? How did he not learn his lesson? Why didn't he make the best of the golden opportunities...
  • Gun Control Sent Me Packing

    Gun Control Sent Me Packing
    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...
  • Malloy Calls For Tax Breaks, More Jobs, Support For Education

    Malloy Calls For Tax Breaks, More Jobs, Support For Education
    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...
  • Democrats Must Stand For More Than Keno

    This week, the Democrats who control our state legislature will have their last chance to kill off the gambling game keno. The game, which is to be run by the Connecticut Lottery, is expected to generate about $30 million a year. This is about 0.1 percent...
  • Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    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,...
  • Let Public See Weapons Offender Registry

    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,...
  • House Approves Undocumented Immigrant Drivers License Bill After All-Night Debate

    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...