May 26, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 1:45pm
The Connecticut Supreme Court declined to reverse a previous decision that found the death penalty was unconstitutional for all, including the 11 inmates left on death row after the General Assembly prospectively abolished the practice in 2012.
May 25, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2016 2:41pm
An agreement between Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Michael Byzdra to develop an automatic voter registration system is an unnecessary and expensive proposition. That was the message from four Republican lawmakers who held a press conference Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to criticize the decision.
May 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2016 4:59pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to hold almost daily press conferences about his legislative proposal to change how bail works and how 18- to 20-year-olds who commit non-violent crimes should be treated.
May 16, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 4:42pm
Outgoing House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, said Monday that he supports Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s efforts to reform the criminal justice system. But he said it will be up to the governor to make sure the House has the votes.
by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2016 1:46pm
May 13, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 9:14pm
Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was confident Friday morning that there was enough support in the House to approve his package of criminal justice reforms, but that confidence faded after a day of backroom talks and vote counting.
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2016 12:41am
May 12, 2016
by Steve Majerus-Collins | May 12, 2016 7:00pm
Nine Connecticut police departments and a state police troop showed racial and ethnic disparities in traffic stops they made over a 12-month period, according to a new study by Central Connecticut State University’s Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy.
by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 5:30am
(Updated 7:30 a.m.) Several key documents related to the 2017 state budget weren’t posted until after midnight on the night before the Senate was expected to convene a special session to make adjustments to close a nearly $1 billion deficit.
May 11, 2016
by Jack Kramer | May 11, 2016 10:33pm
Advocates held a press conference Wednesday to denounce plans by Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to consolidate six legislative commissions into two. But their concerns went largely ignored because of the size of the state’s budget problem.