May 28, 2015
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.
May 27, 2015
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.
May 26, 2015
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.
May 18, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2015 5:30am
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.
May 14, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 14, 2015 4:00pm
by Susan Bigelow | May 14, 2015 1:30pm
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.
May 13, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 9:10pm
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.
by Julian Ford | May 13, 2015 4:00pm
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
by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2015 12:21pm
May 5, 2015
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.