May 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 12:26am
The Senate sent a bill to the House that expands workers’ compensation coverage for police and firefighters, but it’s unclear if the lower chamber has the votes to pass it.
May 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2015 3:09pm
The Black and Puerto Rican caucus was determined not to let a national conversation about policing and race escape them as Connecticut’s legislative session speeds to a close.
May 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 12:15am
May 19, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 19, 2015 5:30am
What has been described as an expensive, disastrous effort to consolidate state police dispatch operations has come to an end.
Responding to a chorus of complaints from citizens, police, and lawmakers about increased response times and spiraling public confidence, Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro on Monday announced plans to put dispatch operations back to the way they were before the consolidation that began under her predecessor.
by Jordan Fenster | May 19, 2015 5:30am
Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation appear to have taken up legislation to stem the tide of gun violence as a group cause. That’s not to say that other issues have not been taken up by our representatives in Washington — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, for example, has been a powerful advocate for food safety, among other causes — but when it comes to gun violence, there appears to be almost coordinated effort.
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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 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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by Elizabeth Regan | May 13, 2015 3:06pm