June 20, 2016
by Jack Kramer | June 20, 2016 8:11pm
Four measures designed to toughen up gun ownership laws following the mass murder at an Orlando nightclub failed to get the three-fifths necessary approval to pass the U.S. Senate on Monday.
June 17, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | June 17, 2016 5:30am
After a savage attack last week in a gay nightclub in Orlando that killed more people than any mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Connecticut and America are waking up with a gun hangover. They only question is whether it’ll wear off and allow the nation to return to business as usual, or whether the headache and shame are so severe as to effect a real change in lifestyle. I’m hoping for the latter.
June 15, 2016
by Jack Kramer | June 15, 2016 3:30pm
(UPDATED 7 a.m.) In the closing moments of a nearly 15-hour filibuster, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, announced early Thursday morning that Senate Democrats received a commitment from Republicans to schedule votes to close the terror gap and expand background checks for firearm purchases.
June 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 6:00pm
Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation said Monday that assault weapons have become the common ingredient in the string of mass shootings that culminated with the worst one in U.S. history early Sunday in Orlando.
by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:30am
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.
June 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 9, 2016 11:39am
June 2, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2016 4:08pm
Democratic lawmakers in the House Thursday decided there wasn’t enough support for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s bail reform proposal to raise the bill.
June 1, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2016 3:31pm
WATERBURY — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy already gave up half of his criminal justice reforms, but it still may not be enough to get the legislation across the finish line Thursday when the House reconvenes for a one-day special session.
May 31, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2016 4:30pm
(Updated 4:15 p.m.) The House will reconvene for a special session Thursday, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy revised his criminal justice reform package late Tuesday afternoon making it more likely to pass.
May 27, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:13pm