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  • Enfield State Rep. Alexander Charged With DUI

    Enfield State Rep. Alexander Charged With DUI
    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,...
  • Connecticut legislator apologizes for drunk driving arrest

    A Connecticut state representative says he has been arrested on a drunken driving charge and is apologizing to constituents. David Alexander, an Enfield Democrat, said in a statement Saturday to WVIT-TV (http://bit.ly/1FIFk2x) he was arrested early...
  • Wide range of groups critical of Malloy's budget proposal

    Connecticut lawmakers intend to make changes, possibly substantial ones, to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed two-year, $40 billion budget plan as a wide range of criticisms mounted Thursday. A day after Malloy unveiled his plan, both Democratic and...
  • Death Threats, Apology After Hartford State Rep. Parks In Handicapped Space

    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...
  • Legislator Apologizes After Photo Shows He Parked In Handicapped Space

    Legislator Apologizes After Photo Shows He Parked In Handicapped Space
    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...
  • Efforts Brewing To Bolster State's First-In-Nation Paid Sick Days Law

    Efforts Brewing To Bolster State's First-In-Nation Paid Sick Days Law
    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...
  • State Rep. Christine Rosati sworn in at capitol

    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...
  • Flood of Outside Money Prompts Calls for Campaign Finance Reforms

    Flood of Outside Money Prompts Calls for Campaign Finance Reforms
    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...
  • Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal

    The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital. Darlene...
  • Drones, Privacy: Legislative Issues Reflect Changing Times

    Drones, Privacy: Legislative Issues Reflect Changing Times
    HARTFORD — The coming legislative session is likely to be dominated by the usual fights over taxes and spending. But lawmakers are also poised to ponder other issues that reflect changes in the social fabric propelled by technology. From...
  • Brendan Sharkey: Tax Reform, Transit Key

    Brendan Sharkey: Tax Reform, Transit Key
    Our first and most important job this legislative session is to work with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to craft a balanced budget that protects Connecticut families and doesn't raise taxes. The hardworking families of Connecticut shared the burden of the...