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  • In U.S. Senate Race, McMahon And Murphy Sticking To Prepared Scripts

    On the campaign trail today, prepared statements have replaced free-wheeling press conferences, attack ads dominate and reporters are kept at a distance. These highly scripted campaigns have more in common with reality TV than with politics of the past,...
  • Unblinking Red-Light Cameras Just The Ticket

    When was the last time you were caught red-handed? The phrase, which originated in medieval Scotland, refers to having been caught with blood on your hands after committing a murder or poaching game. Since then, it's become a popular allusion for...
  • Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety

    Editorial: Connecticut Stands Ground On Gun Safety
    At the nation's capital, gun safety bills have been so watered down that a Washington Post columnist declared that the National Rifle Association "has already won." That may be the case in Washington, but it is not in Hartford. Members of Congress may...
  • Connecticut Shows Way To Safer Ground On Guns

    Connecticut Shows Way To Safer Ground On Guns
    The Connecticut General Assembly defied the cynics this week, passing the strongest and most comprehensive gun safety law in the country. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who on Dec. 14 personally told the parents of 20 Sandy Hook Elementary School children that...
  • Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment (And thanks to Harry T. Burn's mom)

     
    How one mother changed history....
  • An illegal Power Grab or an Immoral Delegation of Duty?

    Malloy Moves Connecticut Toward A One Branch System of Government. Up until six weeks ago a Connecticut Governor had the authority to cut (rescind) up to 5 percent of any budget line item without legislative review. It was an extremely powerful tool to...
  • Department of Labor Recovers $6 Million in Back Wages For Connecticut Workers

    Department of Labor Recovers $6 Million in Back Wages For Connecticut Workers
    Workers in Connecticut were able to recover more than $6 million last year in unpaid wages through the Department of Labor. The bad news is that's about a million dollars less than what they received the year before, and two million less than what they...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • This is NOT what Democrats stand for!

    (cross-posted from The Courant and Wait, What?) Although still on a “self-assigned” break from writing while I contemplate life and deal with some things, I felt strongly that the issue of the longevity bonuses needed to be discussed....
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach

    An Uncertain Future For a (Possibly Haunted) Historic Lighthouse Off Fairfield Beach
    Underscoring the wisdom of the old adage “Never look a gift horse in the mouth,” consider the strange three-year stewardship of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield Beach by Beacon Preservation, a nonprofit environmental...
  • CT Decriminalizes Marijuana: 'Common Sense Reform'

    CT Decriminalizes Marijuana: 'Common Sense Reform'
    First step, folks. Both houses of the Connecticut General Assembly approved a bill decriminalizing marijuana, which is soon expected to be sign by Governor Malloy. So what's fair game now? The possession of less than 1/2-ounce of cannabis is no longer a...