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  • Sen. Looney Names New Legislative Committee Chairs

    Sen. Looney Names New Legislative Committee Chairs
    Incoming Senate president Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority’s agenda, which Looney said will focused on “...
  • New Legislative Committee Leaders Named

    HARTFORD — Incoming Senate President Martin Looney announced a slate of new committee leaders on Tuesday. The new leaders will play a key role in formulating and implementing the Democratic majority's agenda, which Looney said will focus on...
  • After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville

    After Years Of Effort, Supporters Hope For Final Vote On Coltsville
    HARTFORD — Developer Larry Dooley's office in the renovated South Armory comes with a sweeping view of downtown towers, the state Capitol in the distance and, just west of I-91, a closeup of the cobalt blue Colt dome. That city landmark, shaped...
  • Congress must also act on issue of police use of excessive force

    Congress must also act on issue of police use of excessive force
    In the past few weeks there has been a lot of discussion about President Barack Obama's response to the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases. Each failure to win indictment for the officers who killed these unarmed black men has left millions of...
  • Senate Leader Says He Expects Andrew Maynard To Return For Session

    Senate Leader Says He Expects Andrew Maynard To Return For Session
    HARTFORD — The incoming Senate leader said Friday that he expects state Sen. Andrew M. Maynard, who was seriously injured in an accident at his home in July, will be back for the upcoming legislative session. State Sen. Martin Looney, who will...
  • Looney Expects Maynard To Return Next Session

    Looney Expects Maynard To Return Next Session
    The incoming Senate leader says that he expects injured Sen. Andrew M. Maynard will be back with his colleagues for the upcoming legislative session. Sen. Martin Looney, who will become Senate President Pro Tem in January, said that Maynard’s...
  • Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate

    Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate
    We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism. We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...
  • Democrats are all but extinct in the South

    WASHINGTON The ailing Democratic Party, its stature as a national party teetering, appears poised to be staggered again Saturday if underdog Sen. Mary Landrieu loses her bid for re-election as expected in Louisiana. The likely win by Republican Rep. Bill...
  • Outgoing Congress members find themselves down on the 'cube farm'

    WASHINGTON Retiring Rep. Jim Moran isn't out of office yet, but he's already out of his office. Like other members of the House of Representatives who either lost their election bids or decided to call it a career, Moran, D-Va., has already had to vacate...
  • Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status

     Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status
    Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill. The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
  • Global health means vaccinating the young

    Global health means vaccinating the young
    The world is scrambling to control the Ebola epidemic. Daily we hear about quarantines, possible outbreaks, governmental interventions and the death toll, which is now estimated to be nearly 6,000. Researchers are rushing to develop effective vaccines....