| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:10 AM
In an effort to keep constituents and taxpayers updated on the goings-on at the Capitol in Hartford, state Sen. John Kissel (R-7) and state Rep. Tami Zawistowski (R-61) hosted an informal Town Hall meeting in Suffield on June 26. Several local residents...
| 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'...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:12 PM
After the death sentence was announced in the Joshua Komisarjevsky case, opponents of capital punishment in Connecticut vowed to press on with their cause while death penalty supporters pledged to continue fighting repeal efforts.
Rep. Gary Holder-...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 8:06 PM
Both chambers of the state legislature voted Wednesday night in favor of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's controversial plan to recruit the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory to Farmington with a $291 million offer to construct a new building and create 300 direct...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 2:36 PM
Two state senators are among the guests on Sunday on "The Real Story'' on FOX CT.
Sen. Gary LeBeau of East Hartford and Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown will be speaking about the upcoming special legislative session on jobs on October 26 at the state Capitol....
| Jul 1, 2011
| 9:30 AM
Since Gov. Dannel Malloy is hunting for ways to cut prison costs — he's already called for closing prisons and slashing 1,000 corrections jobs — maybe he'd be interested in an innovative suggestion that could dramatically reduce the number...