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April 10, 2014

State Struggles To House Transgender Youth

by Hugh McQuaid | April 10, 2014 5:30am

istockphoto State prison officials were grappling Wednesday to establish a new policy for housing transgender inmates following a court order handing the Correction Department custody of a transgender minor.

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April 5, 2014

Second Amendment Advocates Vow Revenge At the Ballot Box

by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2014 4:27pm

Christine Stuart photo They were unable to stop Connecticut’s General Assembly last year from passing sweeping gun control legislation, but gun rights advocates gathered Saturday at the state Capitol to let lawmakers know they will make their voices heard at the ballot box.

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February 14, 2014

OP-ED | Lawmakers Should Stiff-Arm The Secrecy Crowd

by Terry D. Cowgill | February 14, 2014 6:30am

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The cause of freedom of information in Connecticut went through a bleak period last year. The ghastly school massacre in Newtown had prompted frantic lawmakers to pass laws restricting FOI in the dead of night and without public hearings. And just when open-government advocates thought things had quieted down, along came the “Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public’s Right to Know.”

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FOI Advocates Seek To Gain Access To Historical Documents

by Hugh McQuaid | February 14, 2014 6:30am

Freedom of Information advocates and historians are hoping lawmakers will agree this year to repeal a last-minute 2011 law that historical researchers say has stifled their work in Connecticut.

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February 7, 2014

Malloy Looks To Shield Horse Owners

by Hugh McQuaid | February 7, 2014 6:04pm

Arnold Gold — New Haven Register Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has proposed a bill designed to shield horse owners from the potential consequences of a state Supreme Court case weighing whether horses are inherently “vicious” animals.

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Parents to Lawmakers: Where Will Our Children Live When We Die?

by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2014 2:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Joe Duffy is 70. He worries what will happen to his 30-year-old daughter, Kate, who has multiple developmental disabilities, when he dies.

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January 30, 2014

Anti-Gun Group Opposes Amnesty

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2014 6:30am

Christine Stuart file photo On Monday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy left the door open for the legislature to offer amnesty to gun owners and by Wednesday Connecticut Against Gun Violence began mobilizing its supporters against it.

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January 24, 2014

Task Force Wants Copying Certain Records To Be A Crime

by Hugh McQuaid | January 24, 2014 6:13pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo An early draft of a report from a task force weighing privacy against public disclosure would have recommended making it a felony to copy certain law enforcement records without permission.

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January 21, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Passes On Former Governor’s Petition

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2014 12:32pm

Jarek Tuszynski / Wikimedia Commons They knew from the start that it was a long shot, but former Gov. John G. Rowland and Marc Rya, his former budget director, said it’s “unfortunate” that the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to hear a petition regarding a decade-old labor dispute.

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January 17, 2014

OP-ED | Don’t Let Newtown Fade from Memory

by Susan Bigelow | January 17, 2014 9:51am

We are forgetting Newtown.

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