| 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...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A secretly drafted bill to block release of photos, tapes of 911 calls and death certificates related to the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre could be acted on in the General Assembly as early as the end of the week, officials said Wednesday....
| May 24, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Is it any wonder that Connecticut is considered a high-cost state?
We have a state government, plus 169 local governments, plus hundreds of regional entities that overlap and bear little relation to each other. And to pay for this redundant mishmash, we...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre.
The Senate took up the...
| 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...
| 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 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'...
| 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 9, 2013
| 9:12 AM
A federal lawsuit filed Monday by the firearms industry to challenge the state's new gun-control law doesn't mention Second Amendment arguments by other gun-rights advocates — but instead alleges an abuse of "emergency certification" procedures that...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
In recent years, Connecticut lawmakers have pursued groundbreaking public policy initiatives, such as repealing the death penalty, placing controversial new restrictions on gun owners and enacting the nation's first law mandating paid sick days.
| Feb 1, 2014
| 9:05 PM
HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection.
Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...