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  • Post-Newtown Legislative Task Force Begins Work; Malloy Talks Gun Control In White House Visit

    Post-Newtown Legislative Task Force Begins Work; Malloy Talks Gun Control In White House Visit
    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...
  • DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'

    DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'
    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. "You...
  • Smart Guns: Lawmakers Debate Whether Technology Can Make Firearms Safer

    Smart Guns: Lawmakers Debate Whether Technology Can Make Firearms Safer
    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...
  • Harp's Missteps Hobble Bid For Mayoral Coronation

    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-...
  • 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...
  • Do This State's New Pro-Immigration Rules Make Connecticut the "Anti-Arizona?"

    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...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    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...
  • Laws Pushed Through By Connecticut's Democrats Might Create a Flood of "Dark Money" Into Future Elections

    Laws Pushed Through By Connecticut's Democrats Might Create a Flood of "Dark Money" Into Future Elections
    "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. Local and...
  • Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House

    Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House
    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...
  • Legislative Session Opening Day: Red Light Cameras

    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...