June 30, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 30, 2015 3:27pm
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, leaders of the Connecticut NAACP, and the Hartford Police Department, stood on the steps of Hartford’s oldest church Tuesday to call on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to hold hearings and investigate domestic hate groups and hate crimes.
June 29, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 29, 2015 11:08pm
Flanked by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Indian tribes in Connecticut who had previously been denied federal recognition would not be given a second bite at the apple.
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by Elizabeth Regan | June 29, 2015 6:22pm
The state House of Representatives opened Monday’s special session with a moment of silence for the nine people killed by a gunman at a black South Carolina church on June 17 and invoked their memory again when they passed a bill to address the use of excessive of force by police officers.
June 26, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 26, 2015 3:32pm
On Friday, in its second historic ruling of the week, the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage legal in all 50 states, regardless of the couple’s gender. Here are all the official statements from Connecticut’s delegation to Washington.
by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2015 1:57pm
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision recognizing same-sex marriages in all 50 states “affirms what a majority of Americans already know, which is that marriage is about love,” Anne Stanback, who led Connecticut’s fight for marriage equality, said Friday.
by Jordan Fenster | June 26, 2015 9:35am
June 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 23, 2015 6:00pm
Advocates for human and social services were lined up outside the closed doors of the House Majority Caucus room at the state capitol Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers got up to speed on the latest developments in the state budget process.
June 18, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 18, 2015 8:23am
June 17, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 17, 2015 5:15pm
June 16, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 16, 2015 8:30am
Maybe Rep. Himes should take a page out of John Oliver’s book. In the most recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host Oliver acknowledges that nobody had actually read the 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture, the public version of which is more than 500 pages long.