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May 22, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Courtney Wants Schools to Serve More Milk; Larson Heading to Cuba

by Jordan Fenster | May 22, 2015 6:30am

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If Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, had his way, Americans would drink more milk. And apparently it’s an issue that reaches across aisles.

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May 5, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | China, U.S. Playing a Game of Chicken

by Jordan Fenster | May 5, 2015 5:31am

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Call it “battle of the bans.” Or maybe ask, “Why did the chicken cross the Pacific?” Fear of poultry-borne illness in two of the world’s largest chicken-consuming countries means the birds probably won’t be crossing too many oceans.

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March 20, 2015

OP-ED | McDonald’s is Helping to Save Antibiotics, and We’re Lovin’ It

by Sean Doyle and Minerva Ringland | March 20, 2015 2:04am

McDonald’s has been earning a lot of headlines lately, mostly around how the company can turn itself around and reverse their tumbling sales and drop in market share.

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February 6, 2015

Two Lawmakers Look To Legalize Marijuana

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 12:30pm

Shutterstock Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.

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June 18, 2014

Summer Meal Program Starts Next Week

by Jhansi Katechia | June 18, 2014 4:31pm

Jhansi Katechia photo A variety of organizations committed to fighting hunger joined together Wednesday to kick off a statewide effort to provide free, nutritious meals to children this summer.

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June 12, 2014

Malloy Vetoes Ban on Chocolate Milk

by Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart | June 12, 2014 12:22pm

Courtesy of Twitter (Updated 2:37 p.m.) School children across the state can breathe a sigh of relief: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have prohibited the sale of chocolate milk in Connecticut schools.

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May 15, 2014

50 Years Later, War on Poverty Continues

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2014 5:29am

Courtesy of the CAA James Gatling and Deborah Monahan have been on the frontlines of Lyndon Johnson’s ‘War on Poverty’ for most of its 50 years.

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May 2, 2014

Sunday Deer Hunting Bill Clears House

by Hugh McQuaid | May 2, 2014 12:23am

Courtesy of the DEEP Property owners in areas of the state overpopulated by deer would be permitted to hunt the animals with bows on Sundays under legislation approved by the House Thursday night.

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May 1, 2014

Senate Takes Steps To Curb Puppy Mills

by Hugh McQuaid | May 1, 2014 1:22pm

Animal advocates say legislation approved by the Senate Wednesday night will help reduce the sale of dogs and cats in Connecticut that were bred under the worst of conditions.

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April 18, 2014

Leaders Try To Put Grass Seed Debate Behind Them

by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 7:17am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 1:28 p.m.) It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.

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