August 13, 2015
by Staff Report | August 13, 2015 12:38pm
Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the death penalty “no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose,” violates the state constitution, and should be abolished for the 11 men who remain on death row.
August 12, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 12, 2015 1:25pm
Calls for reform of the Connecticut’s juvenile prison system are growing louder now that a coalition of juvenile justice advocates is demanding the closure of the Department of Children and Families’ two locked facilities for youth.
Tags: DCF, Joette Katz, CTJS, Pueblo Unit, Pueblo Girls Program, prison, dh
August 5, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | August 5, 2015 12:00pm
An associate professor and the community college at which she teaches continue to remain silent about the academic’s arrest on a charge of making a false statement after she accused the Connecticut State Police of racial profiling.
July 31, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | July 31, 2015 10:00am
Connecticut Democrats recently removed the names of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from their annual dinner, in part because both men held slaves. This is a good thing for many reasons, not least of which is that this is one of a number of small ways in which white America is starting to come to terms with the past.
July 24, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | July 24, 2015 5:30am
by Terry Cowgill | July 24, 2015 5:29am
As longtime observers can tell you, Connecticut can be slow to respond to commands from on-high. Whether it’s the court-ordered Sheff vs. O’Neill decision to end “racial isolation” in the state’s public schools or the federal Fair Housing Act — both well intentioned, to be sure — we independent-minded Yankees don’t especially like being told what to do.
July 20, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | July 20, 2015 5:30am
July 16, 2015
by Cara Rosner | July 16, 2015 12:00pm
State officials collected roughly $1.8 million in fines from out-of-state companies operating illegally in Connecticut during the 2015 fiscal year, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Attorney General George Jepsen.
Tags: businesses, Cara Rosner, George Jepsen, Denise Merrill, out-of-state, dh
July 10, 2015
by Jeremiah Grace | July 10, 2015 8:00am
Connecticut taxpayers invest in a number of public services that make our lives better — police and fire departments for our communities, public parks, roads, and mass transit, and the single most important investment: public education. Charter schools are a member of that public school system, and this year, state lawmakers changed the law to make them even better for taxpayers, communities, and importantly, the families who need them.
July 9, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | July 9, 2015 9:03pm
Even as the South Carolina state legislature decided to pull the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds, Republicans in Washington made a move to guarantee the sale and display of the flag, a move immediately decried by Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District.