| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Credit Speaker Brendan Sharkey of the state House of Representatives for taking quick and appropriate action to mitigate damage to the legislature's image from another lawmaker's alleged misdeeds.
It's just too bad that the lawmaker in question —...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 5:18 PM
HARTFORD — Spurred by the threat that a congressional showdown over Obamacare will shut down the federal government, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget director asked heads of state agencies Tuesday for contingency plans by Oct. 1 on how to maintain...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Grand plans sometimes stumble on secondary issues. We hope this doesn't happen to the MORE Commission.
The MORE Commission (for Municipal Opportunities & Regional Entities) is attempting to make the state and its towns run more efficiently and less...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Republican John McKinney, a veteran state lawmaker and a former congressman's son, declared his 2014 run for governor in a press release emailed to reporters at 7:33 Tuesday morning.
It was a low-profile way to announce a high-stakes gambit: McKinney'...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Brendan Sharkey is the speaker of our House of Representatives. There is mounting evidence that he is also a monkey head.
Connecticut Magazine — better known for articles such as "Top Places for Fried Clams Recommended by Connecticut's Best...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Whether you are for or against the National Shooting Sports Foundation's lawsuit to overturn Connecticut's new gun control law, you will probably approve the grounds on which the challenge is based. I am not hoping, or expecting, this lawsuit to...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 4:56 PM
HARTFORD — Flanked by family members of Newtown massacre victims and the legislative leaders who spent months trying to respond to their tragedy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a sweeping gun-control bill Thursday whose big provisions — such...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:52 PM
You are right to wonder why a hefty tax increase and claims to have gotten spending under control have not brought stable finances to state government. Sometimes a jarring example will help explain something as complex as Connecticut's troubled, growing...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:32 PM
There's a certain ambiguity in state Rep. Ernest Hewett's crude response to a teenage intern's testimony at a Feb. 20 budget hearing. But that ambiguity doesn't excuse what the New London Democrat said.
The teenager, speaking on behalf of the...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:54 AM
The louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics.
And it seems to be taking hold as the...
| 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...