May 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2015 3:09pm
The Black and Puerto Rican caucus was determined not to let a national conversation about policing and race escape them as Connecticut’s legislative session speeds to a close.
May 18, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut Democrats called House Republican leader Themis Klarides a hypocrite Friday for making an appearance on a nationally syndicated radio show to criticize the governor shortly after she’d suggested he was spending too much time on the national stage.
May 13, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm
Debate in the state House of Representatives came to a screeching halt Wednesday for the second time this session when House Republican leader Themis Klarides read Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s comments about her colleagues in the CT Post.
May 12, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | May 12, 2015 5:30am
It’s been 92 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced, and 43 years since both houses of Congress approved the measure, guaranteeing equal rights under the constitution for men and women. But, almost a century after it was originally introduced, 15 states have not yet seen fit to ratify the amendment, and the deadline for ratification has long since passed.
May 8, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | May 8, 2015 5:30am
There are a handful of hot-button issues that never fail to arouse the ire of the masses in the letters to the editor sections and in the Internet comment threads: Race, abortion, guns, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama come to mind. Now I can add one more to that list: religious freedom.
April 30, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 30, 2015 10:20pm
April 29, 2015
by Jason Ortiz | April 29, 2015 9:30am
Another man, Freddie Gray, is dead because we have created a culture in which our police force places itself above the laws they enforce, and they treat poor communities as the enemy.
April 28, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | April 28, 2015 7:50pm
by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2015 5:17pm
Attorney General George Jepsen met with legislative leaders Tuesday afternoon and encouraged them to accept a settlement for damages resulting from former Republican Gov. John G. Rowland’s decision to lay off more than 2,000 unionized employees in 2003. The monetary portion of the settlement could surpass $100 million, depending upon a variety of factors.
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by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2015 2:34pm
The General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee gave the thumbs up Tuesday to a bill that increases the amount of training police officers receive regarding the use of excessive force, but they removed a section that would have mandated that officers wear body cameras.