| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:54 PM
Republican legislators grilled public safety Commissioner Dora B. Schriro Tuesday over problems in her previous job as head of New York City's prison system — including violent abuses of teenage inmates under her watch — but she still won a...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 12:48 PM
In a major blow for an expansion of gambling, the Senate majority leader said Monday that a proposal to legalize slot machines outside two Indian casinos is dead for this year.
Senator Bob Duff, a key player who controls the agenda with the Senate...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 6:00 PM
HARTFORD — A bill that would legalize slot machines outside the state's two Indian casinos took a huge hit Friday when both the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes said the plan would violate their revenue-sharing compacts with the state....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:00 AM
HARTFORD — As the 2015 legislative session opens Wednesday, the idea of tolls on Connecticut highways has bubbled up as one of the top issues.
While tolls have been discussed for years, the concept has taken on new weight this year as both Gov....
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:58 AM
It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July.
The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:29 PM
The Mohegan tribe and at least one legislator are interested in expanding gambling to include some type of attraction along I-91 to curb the flow of Connecticut residents to an MGM Springfield casino when it opens in 2017.
"From the business side, I can...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:04 AM
HARTFORD – It was a beautiful summer day for Vogel family members at the Capitol complex as they headed toward their goal of traveling across the country and eventually reaching all 50 capitols.
Courtney Vogel, a mother of three, was enjoying...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Connecticut law allows anyone from age 12 to operate any size boat unsupervised after they complete an eight-hour boating safety course and pass a multiple-choice exam. No test of piloting a boat in water is required.
That surprised and concerned some...
| 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...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:02 PM
In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices.
The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:51 PM
In a move that could change Connecticut's liquor landscape, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose allowing Sunday sales of alcohol at package stores and beer at supermarkets.
The change must be approved by the state legislature, which has repeatedly...