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March 20, 2015

OP-ED | Why Are Nutmeggers So Rough On Their Own State?

by Terry Cowgill | March 20, 2015 5:30am


Why are Connecticut residents so quick to dump on their state? Richard Sugarman, founding president of the Connecticut Forum, raised precisely that question last week in a Courant op-ed. Unfortunately, Sugarman mostly sung Connecticut’s praises and never really got around to answering the question posed in his lead, so I’m happy to do it for him.

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March 17, 2015

Bill to Keep Sex Offenders Away From Schools Could Cause ‘Chaos,’ Critics Say

by Jordan Fenster | March 17, 2015 10:28am

A bill intended to keep convicted sex offenders away from kids would throw the Connecticut’s sex offender registry into “chaos,” according to the state’s Department of Correction.

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March 12, 2015

Senate Republicans Pitch Urban Agenda; Embrace Parts of Malloy Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Senate Republicans, who hail from mostly suburban and rural communities, said they have a plan to foster economic growth and development in Connecticut’s urban areas.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Who’s Afraid of the Minor Leagues?

by Susan Bigelow | February 26, 2015 10:24pm


Last week Hartford officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new minor league home of the New Britain Rock Cats, who will move to the city in time for the start of the 2016 season.

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February 25, 2015

Merrill: Enough is Enough

by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2015 5:06pm

Christine Stuart photo One. That’s the number of people Secretary of the State Denise Merrill believes should be in charge of administering elections in each municipality.

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February 6, 2015

Two Lawmakers Look To Legalize Marijuana

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 12:30pm

Shutterstock Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.

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January 20, 2015

McGee Says Parking Violation Death Threats Came Through Facebook

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2015 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 6 p.m.) Despite having publicly apologized for his transgression, State Rep. Brandon McGee said Tuesday that he has received death threats from Facebook users since a photo showing his BMW parked illegally in a handicapped spot began circulating on the social networking site.

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January 16, 2015

Jury Returns Split Verdict In Campaign Finance Case

by Hugh McQuaid | January 16, 2015 5:14pm

Hugh McQuaid photo HARTFORD — A jury reached a split verdict Friday in former state Sen. Ernie Newton’s corruption trial, finding him guilty of illegal campaign practices, not guilty of witness tampering, and reaching no verdict on two larceny charges.

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Hartford’s Election Day Debacle Detailed In Report

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2015 4:17pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Errors and omissions by Hartford election officials, dysfunctional relationships, a lack of leadership, and the absence of a chain of command contributed to the city of Hartford’s Election Day problems, according to a new report.

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January 8, 2015

PHOTOS | The Governor’s Inaugural Ball 2015

by Douglas Healey | January 8, 2015 12:50pm

DOUGLAS HEALEY PHOTO The Governor’s Inaugural Ball at the Convention Center in Hartford was full of pomp and pageantry on Wednesday as hundreds came out to celebrate the start of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second term. Check out Douglas Healey’s photos of the celebration here.

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