| 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...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Democratic leaders are considering a pre-Christmas special session regarding recent electrical outages that could include tax credits for hotel stays and an expansion of the state's price-gouging law.
The leaders who control the legislature are currently...
| 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...
| May 22, 2012
| 8:35 AM
Here’s a little life-or-death quiz for you.
The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 12:42 PM
Medical marijuana will no longer be illegal in Connecticut.
Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the medical pot bill into law Friday, saying that, “With careful regulation and safeguards, this law will allow a doctor and a patient to decide what is in that...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:04 AM
It was a State Capitol gathering of the faithful last week, and the message delivered by the anti-genetically-modified-food advocates was simple and direct: "People have a right to know what they're putting in their bodies."
The problem is, the...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 8:16 AM
It was a State Capitol gathering of the faithful last week, and the message delivered by the anti-genetically-modified-food advocates was simple and direct: “People have a right to know what they’re putting in their bodies.”
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Buy, sell or give away .50 caliber armor-piercing bullets in Connecticut and you could spend a year in state prison. But using the Internet to pick up a few thousand rounds of 9 mm ammo for your Glock, no problem dude.
"Neither state nor federal law...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Lawmakers in Connecticut’s General Assembly and in Congress, embarrassed by scandals raging in places like our own East Haven and Sanford, Florida, now actually appear ready to do something serious to combat racial profiling.
| Jan 17, 2008
Saying that Haven Healthcare's troubled record should serve as a wake-up call, state Senate leaders on Wednesday proposed a package of nursing-home reforms aimed at boosting staffing, improving financial accountability and increasing public scrutiny of...