May 15, 2013
by Jacqueline Wattles | May 15, 2013 4:19pm
May 13, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2013 5:45pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to keep open 149 small airport control towers, including six in Connecticut, but tower operators and lawmakers are concerned about what will happen at the end of the fiscal year.
May 3, 2013
by Sarah Darer Littman | May 3, 2013 5:30am
When my son registered to vote two years ago this month, he wanted to register unaffiliated. “Both parties are just corporate shills,” he said.
I had a hard time disagreeing with that point of view, but I talked him out of it with the same words my father told me thirty years earlier, when I was a new voter: “You should always join a party in a closed primary state so you can vote in a primary.”
My son listened to me, as I listened to Dad. So he was shocked when I told him that I’d gone to Town Hall this week and changed my registration from Democrat to Unaffliated in the final stage of my journey to disgust and disillusionment with the two party system.
“Welcome to my world,” he said.
April 5, 2013
by Sarah Darer Littman | April 5, 2013 8:30am
One of the hallmark refrains of the corporate education reform movement is “accountability.” Strangely, their zeal for the concept does not extend to those who implement reforms. Let’s look at two key figures in Connecticut and see how accountable they have been to the state’s taxpayers.
First up, State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor. Shortly after being appointed to his post, Pryor started hiring consultants to work on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s education reform package. Like most reformers, he had preferred consultants. State bidding procedures? Why bother when he could funnel contracts through the State Education Resource Center (SERC) by claiming it’s a nonprofit?
February 11, 2013
by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2013 9:43pm
Municipalities have struggled mightily to keep up with the amount of snow Mother Nature dumped on Connecticut this weekend, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state is doing everything it can to secure additional resources on their behalf.
Tags: snowfall, storm, cities, municipalities, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, National Guard, dh
January 25, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | January 25, 2013 6:30am
Former Sen. Ernie Newton’s most recent arrest has motivated Sen. Ed Meyer, D-Guilford, to propose legislation prohibiting public officials convicted of corruption from using public campaign funds
January 18, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | January 18, 2013 10:19am
The legislative session is off and running at last, and members are rushing to propose new laws. Thus far, the focus has been squarely on gun control and school safety in the wake of Newtown, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. Sadly, some of the many, many bills being raised should stay out of sight.
Tags: general assembly, session, joe markley, legislation, bills, Susan Bigelow, dh
January 17, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | January 17, 2013 1:05pm
January 16, 2013
by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2013 1:47pm
When the mayors of Connecticut’s three largest cities get together to talk about violence, they usually do it all by themselves. However, in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting they’re finding more people are talking and listening to their suggestions.
January 8, 2013
by Christine Stuart | January 8, 2013 2:22pm
When the next session of the General Assembly opens tomorrow there will be more Hispanic state legislators than at any other moment in Connecticut’s history, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said Tuesday.