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  • Dr. William A. Pettit Jr.: Death Penalty Is Justice For Murderers

    "Justice is the first virtue of social institutions," according to philosopher John Rawls. It transcends national borders, races and cultures. The death penalty is the appropriate societal response to the brutal and willful act of capital felony murder....
  • State Senate Democrats Call For 80 Percent Tax Surcharge On Bailout Bonuses

    In the latest proposal to recoup the AIG bonus money for taxpayers, state Senate Democrats are calling for an 80 percent tax surcharge for anyone who receives a bonus from a company receiving federal bailout money. Senate President Pro Tem Donald...
  • Questions Of Fairness In Latest Round Of Marshal Hirings

    When the independent State Marshal Commission was formed following the elimination of the sheriff's system, state officials promised a new day, with the lucrative process-serving jobs awarded based on qualifications, not patronage. But when the...
  • State Budget Bill Lowers Sales Tax, Increases State Income Tax For Rich

    State Budget Bill Lowers Sales Tax, Increases State Income Tax For Rich
    The state House of Representatives late Monday approved a Democratic-written budget bill that would cut estate taxes for the wealthy, reduce the sales tax for everyone and increase the state income tax for couples earning more than $1 million a year. For...
  • Connecticut Favorites

    Republican John McCain and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton hold double-digit leads among likely voters in the Connecticut presidential primaries on Feb. 5, according to a poll commissioned by The Courant. McCain's rise is a dramatic turn in a state where...
  • Text Of Governor Rell's Final State Of The State Speech

    State of the State February 3, 2010 By Governor M. Jodi Rell Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Williams, members and guests: We gather today to mark the opening of the 2010 legislative session and we do so at a time of continued challenge, continued...
  • Judge Uses Vulgar Language As She Is Charged

    Judge Uses Vulgar Language As She Is Charged
    Repeatedly using vulgar and racial insults, Superior Court Judge E. Curtissa Cofield argued with a police officer — addressing him as "Negro trooper" at one point — who was trying to process her on a charge of drunken driving in Glastonbury...
  • Prelude To Horror

    Prelude To Horror
    As a small circle of friends celebrated his freedom at a barbecue in July, Joshua Komisarjevsky brooded, burying himself in a bottle of whiskey. State probation officers had removed an electronic monitoring bracelet less than 24 hours earlier, bringing...
  • Petit Supports Streamlining Death Penalty Process; Joiner Opposes Reform Efforts

    William Petit Jr., the lone survivor of the 2007 Cheshire home invasion, urged lawmakers Wednesday to make changes to Connecticut's death penalty that would stop unnecessary delays in the death penalty process. He also said that victims should have the...
  • Budget May Solve Political Battle Over Home Invasion

    Gov. M. Jodi Rell will not meet today with Democratic legislators after being trashed this week as a political panderer exploiting the latest tragic home invasion. The speaker of the House, too, is incensed over the issues of crime and punishment. "Don'...
  • Crowds Jam Gay Marriage Hearing

    Replacing Pedro Segarra and Charlie Ortiz's civil union document with a marriage certificate won't deepen the Hartford couple's commitment to one another and it certainly won't grant them any more rights under the law. But it would make a world of...
  • Hogan Defends Rehiring Retired Professors

    A skeptical state lawmaker and the president of the University of Connecticut squared off Friday over the controversial system of "double-dipping" that uses short-term contracts to pay retired professors who are already receiving pensions. In his first...