February 26, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 4:16pm
It goes without saying that the best way to approach budget cutting is to take no prisoners. Unfortunately, that simple principle is easier to declare in state government than it is to practice.
February 11, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | February 11, 2015 8:16pm
Marijuana is now legal in several states out west, and the world has yet to end. That’s part of why two Connecticut lawmakers, Reps. Edwin Vargas, D-Hartford, and Juan Candelaria, D-New Haven, want to bring legalization east.
Is that a good idea? What will happen if we fully legalize marijuana?
Tags: marijuana, drugs, drug enforcement, decriminalization, Susan Bigelow, mc
February 6, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 11:30am
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.
Tags: Edwin Vargas, Juan Candelaria, New Haven, Hartford, marijuana, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, drugs, dh, js
February 3, 2015
by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 8:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, declaring America has gotten away from being a “second-chance society,” has proposed major changes in the criminal justice system that would treat drug possession as a misdemeanor and eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug possession.
February 2, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | February 2, 2015 5:30am
State Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, and Rep. Gregory Haddad, D-Mansfield, are co-sponsoring a bill to require all public and private state universities and colleges to establish “affirmative consent” as the threshold in sexual assault and partner violence cases.
January 30, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | January 30, 2015 8:29am
Despite a presidential veto threat, the Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday in favor of S.1, which approves construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, with no help from Connecticut’s two Democratic senators.
Tags: DCNewsJunkie, Congress, Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Keystone XL, climate change, Sheldon Whitehouse, John Larson, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, Elizabeth Esty, human trafficking, Super Bowl, Violence Against Women Act, Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, Jordan Fenster, dh
January 25, 2015
by New Haven Register | January 25, 2015 10:27am
January 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2015 11:19am
January 16, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 16, 2015 12:53pm
January 14, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 14, 2015 5:30am