March 26, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | March 26, 2015 3:00pm
Connecticut is poised to finally do something about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislature needs to see this through, because more than just the safety of the next generation of students is at stake.
by Jordan Fenster | March 26, 2015 11:46am
There is “significantly” less racial disparity among prisoners in Connecticut than there was just a few years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice.
March 18, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2015 1:40pm
(Updated 3 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — A federal judge with a reputation for being tough on corruption decided to abide by less restrictive sentencing guidelines Wednesday when she gave former Gov. John G. Rowland 30 months in prison for hiding campaign work from election regulators.
March 13, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | March 13, 2015 2:30pm
Less than a year after the state Supreme Court ruled that police could withhold arrest information while criminal prosecutions are ongoing, lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would essentially undo that decision.
March 11, 2015
by Sarah Paduano | March 11, 2015 4:37pm
Second Amendment advocates and gun owners feel that legislation before the General Assembly is infringing on their right to possess firearms, while proponents feel the bills would protect domestic violence victims.
March 5, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | March 5, 2015 6:30am
After stalling the passage of legislation to reassess lengthy prison sentences imposed on juvenile offenders during the last two legislative sessions, Senate Republicans backed a modified version of the bill during a Wednesday hearing.
March 4, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2015 9:01am
Small towns slated to pay more for resident state troopers under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget may abandon the trooper program and create regional police departments, Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss told lawmakers Tuesday.
February 26, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | February 26, 2015 5:16pm
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 9:16pm
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 12:30pm
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.