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Leonard A. Fasano

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  • The GOP Gun Control Tightrope, With Hard-liners at One End and Moderate Voters at the Other

    The GOP Gun Control Tightrope, With Hard-liners at One End and Moderate Voters at the Other
    If anyone’s wondering why GOP lawmakers in this day and age are so reluctant to vote for what most Americans consider sensible gun control, consider what’s happening in this moderate state of ours, home of the Newtown gun massacre. Down in...
  • Florida's Loss Provides Chance For Connecticut

    Florida's Loss Provides Chance For Connecticut
    Retiree Duane Billington fought for 18 months against Jackson Laboratory's plan to expand in Florida, and he was relieved when the proposal was finally withdrawn in the Sunshine State. The former engineering technician and civic activist from Naples,...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal

    Full Legislature Approves Jackson Laboratory Deal
    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...
  • Jackson Refused To Release Documents In Florida, Too

    Senate Republicans have been unsuccessful in obtaining the details of the $291 million deal between Jackson Laboratory and the state because Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has refused to reveal the documents - in the same way that documents were not released in...
  • Republican State Senator Calls For Release Of Documents Outlining Deal Between Jackson And State; Malloy Says They Include Trade Secrets

    A Republican state senator is criticizing the Malloy administration for failing to release documents outlining the agreement between the state and the Jackson Laboratory that intends to bring 300 jobs to Farmington. Sen. Leonard Fasano, the second-...
  • Florida Opposition Helped Send Jackson Lab To Connecticut

    Florida Opposition Helped Send Jackson Lab To Connecticut
    Retiree Duane Billington fought for 18 months against Jackson Laboratory’s plan to expand in Florida, and he was relieved when the proposal was finally withdrawn in the Sunshine State. The former engineering technician and civic activist became a...
  • The Mouse That Roared: Maine-Based Jackson Lab Seeking To Come To Farmington; Bipartisan Jobs Package To Cost $516 Million In Bonding

    The Mouse That Roared: Maine-Based Jackson Lab Seeking To Come To Farmington; Bipartisan Jobs Package To Cost $516 Million In Bonding
    State legislators expressed both high praise and sharp skepticism Thursday during day-long hearings as they debated the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory's plan to bring 300 jobs to Farmington over the next 10 years. The proposal represents the centerpiece of...
  • East Haven Police Chief Resigns; Commissioners Want Him Fired

    East Haven Police Chief Resigns; Commissioners Want Him Fired
    Embattled East Haven police chief Len Gallo announced his retirement Monday, although the head of the town's police commission said he wants Gallo fired so he can't collect unused vacation and sick time that could total more than $100,000. A Latino group...