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February 3, 2016

Malloy Budget Plan Aims Cuts At Living And Dead

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 3:35pm

Christine Stuart photo The state is so desperate to save money that even the dead are taking a hit.

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November 9, 2015

OP-ED | Thank A Veteran For Free Speech

by Barth Keck | November 9, 2015 3:24pm

As we commemorate Veterans Day this week to “thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military,” special appreciation is due Bryan Stascavage, a veteran currently attending Wesleyan University.

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November 5, 2015

Murphy Asks Pentagon to Look At ‘Misconduct’ Dismissals For Soldiers with Mental Health Disorders

by Elizabeth Regan | November 5, 2015 5:30am

File photo A public radio exposé in Ft. Carson, Colorado, has prompted a Connecticut senator to lead the call for a Pentagon investigation into the wrongful discharge of service members with mental health disorders amid evidence of systemic injustice.

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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2015 12:15pm

Christine Stuart photo Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.

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July 7, 2015

Malloy Maintains Optimism Over State Budget

by Christine Stuart | July 7, 2015 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he didn’t believe the “dust up” over the state budget would impact family-owned jet engine parts manufacturers like Turbine Technologies, but company officials had a different take.

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June 5, 2015

2015 Session Offers Mixed Bag for Women and Families

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2015 1:50pm

doug hardy photo 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.

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May 8, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | ‘Burn Pit’ Bills Seek to Help Returning Soldiers

by Jordan Fenster | May 8, 2015 4:30am

What to do with the solid waste an army creates as it passes through is a question without a simple solution. The U.S. Army’s answer, at least in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been simply to burn it.

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April 17, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senators Help ID Unknown Pearl Harbor Victims

by Jordan Fenster | April 17, 2015 4:00am

The U.S. Department of Defense announced this week that the bodies of 388 members of the U.S. Navy and Marines would be exhumed and identified.

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April 15, 2015

Veterans Rally To Restore Honor Guard

by Sarah Paduano | April 15, 2015 3:37pm

Sarah Paduano photo Military veterans and lawmakers rallied Wednesday at the state Capitol to reject Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed cut to state funding for honor guard details at veterans’ funerals.

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April 8, 2015

Senate Passes Bill To Improve Outreach To Female Veterans

by Sarah Paduano | April 8, 2015 1:47pm

Sarah Paduano photo The Senate unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would establish a program within the state Department of Veterans’ Affairs to reach out to women veterans to make them aware of federal and state veterans’ benefits and services.

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