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January 12, 2017

Report Recommends Going After Johns To Curb Sex Trafficking

by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.

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January 5, 2017

Gomes, Winfield To Serve On Seven Committees

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2017 12:51pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo With two resignations in the Senate on opening day, it looks as if all the pieces stopped moving long enough for legislative leadership to name committee chairs and vice chairs.

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January 4, 2017

Malloy To Recalculate Municipal Aid, Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | January 4, 2017 2:59pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used his state-of-the-state address Wednesday to set the stage for changes in how the state distributes municipal aid, primarily in education funding.

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January 2, 2017

Task Force Recommends Improving Access To Civil Legal Counsel

by Jack Kramer | January 2, 2017 7:54am

FabrikaSimf via shutterstock A task force charged with improving access to legal assistance to the state’s poorer residents has come up with a litany of recommendations to address the problem – and some suggestions on how to pay for their initiatives.

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December 16, 2016

Malloy To Try Again To Raise The Age

by Jack Kramer | December 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, less than three weeks away from the start of the 2017 General Assembly session, made it clear Thursday that he will once again be pushing hard to pass legislation allowing 18-to 20-year-olds to be tried as juveniles.

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December 7, 2016

Malloy Mothballs Part of Prison As Population Declines

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 5:04pm

Christine Stuart photo SOMERS, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple at the Osborn Correctional Institute in Somers on Wednesday to tout his administration’s success in reducing crime and the prison population.

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November 23, 2016

Connecticut Officials Express Disappointment In Overtime Ruling

by Jack Kramer | November 23, 2016 12:54pm

shutterstock Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the head of Connecticut’s largest labor coalition were quick to criticize a Texas judge’s ruling blocking President Barack Obama’s national bid to expand overtime pay protections to more than 4 million Americans.

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut’s Gun Removal Law Likely Prevented Dozens of Suicides

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 9:59am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — According to a study by researchers at Duke, Yale, and the University of Connecticut, dozens of suicides have likely been prevented by a law that was passed following the mass shooting at the Connecticut Lottery in 1998 allowing police to temporarily remove guns from potentially violent or suicidal people.

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November 7, 2016

Public Defenders Join A Union

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2016 10:41am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Another group of state attorneys has joined a union.

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November 4, 2016

Supreme Court Justice Steps Down, Joins Appellate Practice

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2016 12:52pm

Courtesy of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Peter T. Zarella announced Thursday that he was stepping down from the bench to join the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter in January.

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