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  • Update on State Rep. Terry Backer Case: Fined for Ethics Violation

    Here’s an update on a story we did a couple of years ago about an apparent conflict of interest involving a state legislator and his influence over an agency that directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a non-profit he operated.
  • Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?

    Where Have Connecticut's Lobsters Gone?
    It may already be too late — 12 years too late. Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...

    House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

    House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty
    The Connecticut House of Representatives late Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure repealing the state's seldom-used death penalty after more than 9 1/2 hours of often gut-wrenching debate. Senate Bill 280 cleared the House 86-62, a...

    Rep. Terry Backer To Run For Re-election

    After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now. Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes

    State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding Changes
    HARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...