July 3, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | July 3, 2015 8:00am
The legislature met early this week to finish up its business from this year’s session, and managed to get a lot done. Some of it was very positive and should help Connecticut move forward. Some of it was a bit less so. And some of it was, well . . . just ugly.
June 26, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 26, 2015 9:35am
June 19, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | June 19, 2015 8:00am
Another day, another mass killing. This time a white man went to a prayer meeting at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., sat for half an hour, then opened fire. “I had to do it,” this white supremacist terrorist reportedly told the sole survivor. “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country.”
We can’t let this keep happening.
June 6, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 6, 2015 11:28pm
HARTFORD — Challenged by a local pastor who called him a charlatan, the Rev. Al Sharpton calmly pulled $1,000 out of his jacket pocket and suggested it be used to help build a memorial for victims of violence.
June 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2015 2:50pm
The 2015 legislative session saw some some key legislative victories for women and families, but there were also painful defeats, according to lawmakers and advocates.
June 3, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 3, 2015 4:39pm
Against the backdrop of civil unrest in hotspots like Ferguson, Baltimore, and Cleveland, the Connecticut legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that would allow the public to look more closely at what happens when a person is arrested.
by Jordan Fenster | June 3, 2015 8:00am
There have been three deadly railroad accidents recently in our region: The 2013 derailment in the Bronx that killed four, the 2015 crash in Valhalla, N.Y. that killed six, and a Pennsylvania train crash in May that left eight people dead. After each tragedy, politicians — among them members of Connecticut’s delegation in Washington — proposed legislation intended to prevent similar incidents in the future, knowing their proposed laws will do little to stem the tide of railroad-related deaths.
June 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 2, 2015 7:14pm
Firefighters like Sean Lennon, a 20-year member of the Bristol Fire Department, have been a presence at the state Capitol for at least a month as they’ve lobbied for a bill that would help promote the mental and physical health of first responders.
by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2015 10:44am
The state Senate unanimously passed legislation Tuesday morning that addresses how the state handles excessive use of force by law enforcement, recording of police activity by private citizens, police training, and recruiting.
May 31, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2015 12:19am
Lori Jackson’s family traveled to the state Capitol Saturday night in hopes of saving a bill designed to take firearms out of the hands of individuals who receive a restraining order in cases of domestic violence.