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July 18, 2017

Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | July 18, 2017 5:29am

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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July 6, 2017

Connecticut Joins Lawsuit Against DeVos, Education Department

by Christine Stuart | July 6, 2017 12:40pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is joining 18 other attorneys general in suing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Education Department for abandoning a rule to hold colleges and universities accountable for abusive practices that helped them capitalize on federal student loans.

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July 5, 2017

East Haven Mayor Loses Appeal; State Supreme Court Rules Against Double-Dipping

by Jack Kramer | July 5, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the Judicial Branch HARTFORD, CT — East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.’s attempt to get the state Supreme Court to reinstate his retirement benefits as a town firefighter — while also serving full time as the town’s top elected official — has failed.

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July 3, 2017

Connecticut Group Seeks Information About Visa Processing

by Jack Kramer | July 3, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut group whose mission it is to enhance the public’s understanding of Islam has filed a federal lawsuit against three federal government agencies for failing to turn over information related to policies, communications, and statistics related to visa processing and screening.

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June 30, 2017

News Laws Go Into Effect July 1

by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2017 12:09pm

(Updated 3:53 p.m.) Starting Saturday, a dozennew laws go into effect, including one that seeks to end cash-only bail for certain misdemeanors.

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June 15, 2017

Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 5, 2017

Six Charged With Disorderly Conduct and Interference with the General Assembly

by Jack Kramer | June 5, 2017 8:38pm

Courtesy of Moral Monday CT Twitter page HARTFORD, CT — Six activists who believe budget proposals being bandied about would make devastating cuts to human services were arrested Monday after singing, chanting, and demonstrating against the spending plans inside the state Capitol.

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June 3, 2017

House Passes Amended Version of Malloy’s Bail Bond Reform Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 7:55pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House approved, 88-62, a revised version of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bill to change the bail bond system and reduce the pre-trial population Saturday.

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May 29, 2017

Former Pharma Executives Settle With States

by Cara Rosner | May 29, 2017 5:30am

Pavel Kubarkov via shutterstock Two former executives of a New Jersey-based drugmaker have entered into agreements with Connecticut and 40 other states to cooperate in an ongoing antitrust investigation.

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May 23, 2017

Union Officials Criticize Judicial Nominations With Concessions On The Horizon

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Union officials criticized the Judiciary Committee Monday for approving the nominations of 13 attorneys to the Superior Court.

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