| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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....
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:33 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:28 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
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'...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
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'...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:00 PM
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...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:16 PM
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...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:49 PM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 7:12 PM
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,...