February 20, 2017
by Sal Luciano | February 20, 2017 10:00pm
Back in the heyday of the Tea Party, the “12 cookies” joke made the rounds. It went like this:
A CEO, a Tea Party member and public employee sit at a table, with 12 cookies on a plate. The CEO grabs 11 cookies and tells the Tea Party member, “You better watch him. He wants your cookie.”
February 27, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2017 12:01pm
by Jack Kramer | February 27, 2017 11:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Accidental drug intoxications caused 917 deaths in the state in 2016, an increase of 188, or 25 percent, over those killed by drugs a year earlier, according to a new report issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2017 5:30am
If lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hadn’t decided to use a half percent of the sales tax to help support the Special Transportation Fund, things would be much worse. But even with that sales tax revenue, the Special Transportation Fund is on pace to become insolvent between 2021 and 2022, according to state transportation officials.
Tags: Transportation Committee, electronic tolls, gantry, dh
February 24, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 3:52pm
HARTFORD, CT — Car wash owners at a public hearing Friday asked that the sales tax on their work be repealed, stating that their businesses are one of the first things people go without during tough financial times.
by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am
The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.
by Dana Whalen | February 24, 2017 8:21am
WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Another low-cost airline is beginning nonstop service to Europe from Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks. Promotional fares for Norwegian Air International flights to Edinburgh, Scotland will start at $65, one-way, and regular fares will be $99 one-way.
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 24, 2017 8:00am
This week we learned that the alleged “family values” party does actually draw the line somewhere. The Conservative Political Action Conference first invited, then dis-invited Milo Yiannopoulos after an interview emerged in which he made bizarre and revolting comments about pedophilia.
Tags: political correctness, CPAC, FSU, Stephen Bannon, WRAD, Sarah Darer Littman, dh
by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — A hearing this week to add a 5-cent state tax on single-use plastic and paper shopping bags wound up turning into a debate about where the estimated $20 million in revenue should go — to environmental projects or the general fund.
Tags: Ted Kennedy, Gary Byron, plastic bags, Environment Committee, dh
by Terry Cowgill | February 24, 2017 5:30am
It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.