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July 24, 2015

Lawmakers: Time Ran Out on Bill That Would Have Made Armed Drones Illegal

by Elizabeth Regan | July 24, 2015 12:00pm

As four gunshots and the whir of helicopter rotors reverberate across the Internet, Connecticut law remains silent on the issue of weaponized drones.

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July 17, 2015

OP-ED | Progress On The FOI Front: Sunshine Is The Best Disinfectant

by Terry Cowgill | July 17, 2015 5:30am


While the freedom-of-information outlook has often been rather grim during the transparency-challenged Malloy administration, the General Assembly’s regular session finished up with some encouraging news.

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July 16, 2015

Malloy, Obama Make Parallel Prison Visits As They Tout Plans for Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | July 16, 2015 5:12pm

Christine Stuart photo It was his fifth visit to a prison or jail since becoming governor and it was his first to Hartford Correctional Center, which houses mostly unsentenced, pre-trial inmates.

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July 14, 2015

Crime and Punishment On the Decline in Connecticut

by Elizabeth Regan | July 14, 2015 4:06pm

With the ink not yet dry on a new law to reduce incarceration rates among nonviolent offenders, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration said Tuesday that the number of arrests and jail admissions continues to decline at record levels.

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July 13, 2015

State To Close Part of Bridgeport Correctional Center

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2015 5:30am

In concert with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Second Chance proposal, Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple announced last week that the department would be closing a portion of the Bridgeport Correctional Center before the end of the month.

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July 9, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Confederate Flag Debate Results in Scrubbed Spending Bill

by Jordan Fenster | July 9, 2015 9:03pm


Even as the South Carolina state legislature decided to pull the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds, Republicans in Washington made a move to guarantee the sale and display of the flag, a move immediately decried by Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District.

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July 8, 2015

Governor Signs ‘Historic’ Criminal Justice Reforms Into Law

by Elizabeth Regan | July 8, 2015 4:28pm

Elizabeth Regan photo Two bills addressing criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a move addressing disparities in the way citizens are treated by police and the courts.

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Counting Prisoners As Local Residents Distorts Voting Districts, Advocate Says

by Luke Foster | July 8, 2015 12:05am

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WINDSOR — While counting prisoners as residents of the town where they are incarcerated instead of where they live can cause problems with governmental representation, it is a problem that can be fixed, a prison reform advocate said Tuesday.

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July 7, 2015

Appeals Court Upholds Food Stamp Timeliness

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 2:57pm

Wikipedia Commons The Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Monday that people whose food stamp applications are delayed can sue the state in federal court.

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July 6, 2015

Malloy Signs Bill to Promote Greater Scrutiny of Police Through Disclosure of Arrest Information

by Elizabeth Regan | July 6, 2015 4:52pm

Elizabeth Regan file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill late last week to bring arrest details to light as part of the state’s sunshine law ensuring public access to government records and proceedings.

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