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May 28, 2015

OP-ED | Stay in School (If We Let You)

by Leon Smith | May 28, 2015 5:30am


Juvenile court judges are passionate about education and frequently tell young people in their courtrooms how important it is to stay in school. Judges know that a high school diploma is a life-changing thing. Most people in state prisons have not completed high school. The average educational level in these facilities is 10th grade.

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May 27, 2015

Democratic Party Wants Court To Tell Election Regulators To Issue A Decision

by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2015 1:19pm

The Connecticut Democratic Party on Wednesday appealed to Superior Court a State Election Enforcement Commission decision to dismiss its request for a ruling on how state and federal campaign finance laws co-exist.

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May 26, 2015

House Sends Juvenile Justice Bill Back To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2015 11:17pm

After attaching its own amendment to the bill, the House sent back to the Senate a bill that would give juvenile offenders serving lengthy prison terms a chance at parole.

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May 18, 2015

Democrats Fire Back at Klarides

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo 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.

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May 14, 2015

Rowland Attorney Fights For Former Governor’s Freedom During Appeal

by Elizabeth Regan | May 14, 2015 4:00pm

Douglas Healey file photo for CTNJ Federal prosecutors are asking a judge not to give former Gov. John G. Rowland a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.

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OP-ED | Racial Anxieties, Not Malloy, To Blame for Legislative Upset

by Susan Bigelow | May 14, 2015 1:30pm

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What’s worse than actual systemic racism? If you’re a Connecticut legislator, pointing out the racial implications of a law is a far worse crime — deserving of actually shutting down half of the legislature for a few hours.

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May 13, 2015

Klarides Calls Out Malloy Over His Comments About Republican Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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OP-ED | Sentencing Laws Should Be Informed By Science

by Julian Ford | May 13, 2015 4:00pm

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Adolescents differ from adults in many ways. Our laws reflect this in not allowing minors to purchase alcohol or tobacco, serve on a jury, sign a contract, and so on. But Connecticut still sentences adolescents to extremely long and sometimes life sentences, with no possibility of parole.

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May 12, 2015

Malloy Nominates Four To Superior Court

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2015 12:21pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated three men and one woman to the Superior Court bench Tuesday.

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May 5, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Would Increase Oversight of Spy Agencies

by Jordan Fenster | May 5, 2015 5:30am


Intelligence agencies in the United States should have a few more eyes on their operations, according to U.S. Rep. James Himes, D-4th District.

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