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  • Ban On Fracking Waste Clears Committee

    HARTFORD — State lawmakers worried about toxic byproducts from natural gas drilling wells in other states persuaded the legislature's judiciary committee Monday to approve a ban on "fracking" waste coming into Connecticut for storage or treatment....
  • Senate OKs Ban On Genetically Modified Lawn Seed

    Legislation to ban the sale or use of genetically modified lawn seed in Connecticut won state Senate approval Wednesday even though GMO grass isn't expected to be available here for at least one to two years. The bill had the strong support of the...
  • Charla Nash Loses Her Bid To Sue State: 'I Am Heartbroken'

     Charla Nash Loses Her Bid To Sue State: 'I Am Heartbroken'
    HARTFORD — The legislature's judiciary committee voted 35-3 Wednesday to prevent the victim of a brutal 2009 chimpanzee attack from suing the state for $150 million. Charla Nash, who was blinded and whose face and hands were ripped off in the...
  • State 'Failed To Protect Me,' Chimp's Victim Says In Plea To Sue State

    State 'Failed To Protect Me,' Chimp's Victim Says In Plea To Sue  State
    HARTFORD — Appealing to lawmakers who will decide whether she has the right to sue the state for $150 million, the victim of a brutal 2009 chimpanzee attack told a legislative committee Friday that state regulators knew that Travis the chimp was...
  • Can Charla Nash, blinded by a chimp, sue her state for $150 million?

    A woman who lost her hands, eyesight and parts of her face when she was mauled by a friend's chimpanzee renewed a bid to seek $150 million in damages from the state of Connecticut, asking lawmakers Friday to accept her argument that the state had a duty...
  • Repairing Tornado's Damage To Valuable Tobacco Crop

    Repairing Tornado's Damage To Valuable Tobacco Crop
    WINDSOR — When a small tornado tore through OJ Thrall's tobacco fields in Windsor on Monday afternoon, the fragile leaves were within a week of being harvested. Shade nets were torn away from nearly 20 percent of the crop — about 40 acres'...
  • McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor

    McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor
    Republican John McKinney, a veteran state lawmaker and a former congressman's son, declared his 2014 run for governor in a press release emailed to reporters at 7:33 Tuesday morning. It was a low-profile way to announce a high-stakes gambit: McKinney'...
  • Pardon Secrecy Proponents Should Heed Lesson Of Willie Horton

    The efforts of Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (also a Democrat) to keep pardon proceedings secret are corrosive to decent government. Mr. Malloy and Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee justify this proposal embedded...
  • State Shouldn't Make Pardons Process Secret

    The latest attempt to draw the curtain of secrecy around state government would exempt pardon applications from the Freedom of Information Act. It is baneful. Like so many similar proposals introduced in the General Assembly this year, it amounts to...
  • Sunday Alcohol Sales Approved; Malloy Will Sign Bill

    Sunday Alcohol Sales Approved; Malloy Will Sign Bill
    The Senate voted Tuesday to approve Sunday alcohol sales in supermarkets and package stores, leaving Indiana as the only state with an across-the-board ban on Sunday sales. After a debate that lasted just more than an hour, the Senate voted 28-6, with...
  • Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull
    During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes. First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
  • Enfield School Board Plea To Legislators: No More Unfunded Mandates

    School board members had a familiar complaint to pass along to their state legislators list Tuesday night: unfunded mandates. Several board members urged state Sen. John Kissel, a Republican, and Reps. David Kiner and David Alexander, both Democrats,...