| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
No one expected Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to offer solutions to the state's $1.1 billion budget shortfall for the coming year on Wednesday, and he didn't do so. We'll hear the unpalatable options soon enough.
One of them could be borrowing hundreds of...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 1:29 PM
As the legislature convenes just weeks after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, its focus is sure to include the issue of school security and questions over how to pay for needed upgrades.
But fewer than three years ago the state pulled the plug...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 3:00 PM
Here are a few items from Connecticut's annals of guns and mental illness:
—A man who once was arrested for weapon violations was reported to Berlin police in 2004 by his landlord for having allegedly said, "I am going to kill myself and take a...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Our public bureaucrats don’t normally pay much attention to matters involving seconds. (At least, not when you’re standing in line at the DMV or waiting for your income tax refund check to arrive.)
There is one area, however, where state...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:11 PM
The foundation charged with distributing more than $11 million donated after the Sandy Hook massacre is bringing in a former federal judge to help decide how that money will be allocated, two sources familiar with the selection said Thursday.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Last year, conservationists celebrated the death of the so-called Haddam land swap — a controversial deal approved by the state legislature in 2011 to let private developers acquire 17 acres of state-owned land overlooking the Connecticut River in...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:55 AM
In his first year in office, Gov. Dannel Malloy spent all or part of 70 days outside Connecticut’s borders.
State records show he made 38 different trips that required him to notify Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman that she would serve as acting chief...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 3:02 PM
In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices.
The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:06 PM
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and sleep apnea are just a few of the medical ailments associated with obesity. Yet we Americans keep eating more, exercising less and getting fatter. One-third of us are obese, and another...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The 5th Congressional District will tell us if voters mean what they say. You've heard it, you may have uttered the same sentiments yourself. Why can't our elected officials stop being so partisan and nasty? Why won't they work together?
If that's what...