| Apr 29, 2015
| 3:52 PM
HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed a sweeping plan to cap motor vehicle taxes, encourage regional cooperation among communities and hand over a portion of the sales tax to local governments.
"I believe that this bill will...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 4:28 PM
Democrat Chris Donovan was once one of the most powerful politicians in Connecticut.
As House Speaker, he held influence over numerous bills, particularly in the final days of the legislative session when the clock was running out.
When he was running...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 5:35 PM
To help improve the performance of students who are learning English, a panel has recommended a series of changes that include extending the number of years that students are eligible to stay in bilingual education from three school years to five.
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:23 PM
In the most controversial nomination of the year so far, the state House of Representatives approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's pick Tuesday as the commisssioner of public safety after lawmakers blasted her tenure overseeing the Rikers Island prison in New...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — Despite serious objections from legislators Tuesday, the state House of Representatives narrowly voted to approve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's choice for public safety commisssioner.
In a largely party line vote, the House approved the...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 11:57 AM
WINDSOR LOCKS — A state representative from Enfield was arrested early Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence, and the House speaker said the incident is serious enough he may lose his leadership responsibilities.
Rep. David Alexander,...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:23 AM
HARTFORD - A state representative is catching heat after a photo of his BMW parked in a handicapped space outside a Dunkin' Donuts across from the State Capitol was widely circulated on social media over the weekend. After he posted an apology about the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:37 PM
HARTFORD — A state representative is catching heat after a photo of his BMW parked in a handicapped space at a restaurant near the state Capitol was widely circulated on social media over the weekend.
The photo was posted by Kevin Brookman on his...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:09 AM
HARTFORD — More than three years after Connecticut passed the nation's first state law mandating paid sick days, advocates are pressing for a sweeping expansion of the landmark legislation.
"We were the first and now we have the worst law in the...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:25 AM
Freshman state Rep. Christine Rosati (D-44) has had a busy week. She's been getting used to the lay of the land in Hartford after getting sworn in on Jan. 7. It is the first time the 45-year-old has been elected to public office. She'll represent...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:05 AM
HARTFORD — Connecticut's candidates for governor spent close to $13 million in public campaign financing in this past election. Outside "independent" special interests spent an estimated $17 million on the same race, a fact critics say is proof...