| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:53 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy says he plans to sign on to a petition by the governors of Rhode Island and Washington state asking the feds to reclassify marijuana so it can be used in medical pot programs.
“The governor continues to support the palliative use...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:06 PM
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Connecticut transportation officials are putting a lethal three-mile stretch of Route 44 (aka Burnside Avenue) in East Hartford on a radical "road diet" before it kills again.
One state Department of Transportation official calls it a "groundbreaking"...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 11:35 AM
East Haven’s racial-profiling scandal produced an abundance of outrage during a Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition news conference Wednesday, but maybe not enough of it was directed at the people who ultimately made the scandal possible.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy's estimate of pension savings over 20 years was wrong by $3.1 billion, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office said Friday.
Malloy had announced that the state would save $4.8 billion over 20 years from a negotiated deal last...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 12:47 PM
Medical marijuana advocates in Connecticut have been looking at New Jersey and Rhode Island as potential models for how to create a state-regulated system for growing and dispensing pot to patients in need.
Both states' programs have been in holding...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
I attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures.
The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:55 AM
In his first year in office, Gov. Dannel Malloy spent all or part of 70 days outside Connecticut’s borders.
State records show he made 38 different trips that required him to notify Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman that she would serve as acting chief...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:19 AM
Many years ago, the Courant's editorial board visited the State Police crime lab in Meriden. The boss himself, Dr. Henry Lee, gave us a complete tour. After the tour, we had lunch in the cafeteria where Dr. Lee made certain observations about us...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:34 PM
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In the midst of a custody battle for his two kids, a New Canaan man was arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-wife. He filed a complaint against the New Canaan PD over that arrest. On the day of a hearing for his complaint, the man, 57,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 9:02 AM
In the midst of a custody battle for his two kids, Michael Nowacki of New Canaan was arrested for allegedly stalking his ex-wife. He filed a complaint against the New Canaan PD over that arrest. On the day of a hearing for his complaint, Nowacki, 57,...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 1:05 PM
Connecticut has a controversial history of “double dippers,” retired state officials with lucrative pensions being hired back to make even more money off taxpayers. Our latest example is also a double-state double-dipper: the new...