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February 17, 2015

New Haven Officials Back Police Camera Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | February 17, 2015 2:10pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo New Haven Mayor Toni Harp and Police Chief Dean Esserman testified Tuesday in support of a bill developing a program that would test police body cameras for one year in three Connecticut municipalities.

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February 13, 2015

New Haven Alderman Jorge Perez To Head Banking Department

by Hugh McQuaid | February 13, 2015 1:01pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday appointed New Haven Board of Aldermen President Jorge Perez to serve as state banking commissioner.

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February 6, 2015

Two Lawmakers Look To Legalize Marijuana

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 11:30am

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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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 12:00pm

Shutterstock The Public Safety and Security Committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a proposal to allow slot machines at existing off-track betting facilities located within five miles of I-91 and I-95.

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February 3, 2015

Malloy Proposes ‘Second-Chance’ Measures to Reform Connecticut Criminal Justice

by Mary E. O'Leary | February 3, 2015 8:26pm

Mary O'Leary photo 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.

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February 2, 2015

Lawmakers Call For ‘Affirmative Consent’ On All College Campuses

by Sarah Paduano | February 2, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo 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.

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January 25, 2015

New York Times Writer Charles M. Blow ‘Fuming’ That Son Was Detained By Yale Police

by New Haven Register | January 25, 2015 10:27am

NEW HAVEN — New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow claims in a tweet that his son, who is black and a Chemistry major at Yale University was “accosted” at “gunpoint” Saturday night by university police who thought he was a suspect.

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January 12, 2015

Sentencing Postponed for Former Congressional Candidate

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2015 2:49pm

A federal court judge agreed Friday to delay the sentencing of a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 9, 2015

Rowland Co-Conspirator Gets 3 Years Probation

by Hugh McQuaid | January 9, 2015 2:44pm

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW HAVEN—(Updated 4:48 p.m.) Brian Foley, a nursing home owner who illegally bankrolled former Gov. John G. Rowland’s consultant work on his wife’s congressional campaign, will not see the inside of a prison cell, a federal court judge said Friday.

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December 19, 2014

DiNardo Ends 10-Year Tenure as Democratic Party Chair

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 3:00pm

CTNJ file photo Nancy DiNardo, the long-time chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, will not return to the position next year and will instead run for the party’s vice chair position. DiNardo has endorsed Vice Chair Nick Balletto to succeed her.

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