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  • DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'

    DeStefano: 'You Leave When They Want You To Stay'
    Mayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11. "You...
  • Jackson Says Sandy Hook Panel Faces Difficult Job

    Jackson Says Sandy Hook Panel Faces Difficult Job
    Special to the Courant Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson sat in his office staring at his iPad on Dec. 14 2012, watching coverage of a school shooting 30 miles away. Like countless others, he was engrossed in the story, following the chilling details for...
  • Post-Newtown Legislative Task Force Begins Work; Malloy Talks Gun Control In White House Visit

    Post-Newtown Legislative Task Force Begins Work; Malloy Talks Gun Control In White House Visit
    Legislative leaders pledged bipartisan cooperation and quick action Friday at the first meeting of their new task force on changing state laws and policies on gun control, school security and mental health in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in...
  • A Little-Known Connecticut Group Works to Oppose Gun-Control Legislation

    A Little-Known Connecticut Group Works to Oppose Gun-Control Legislation
    One of the odd coincidences of the Newtown tragedy is that the headquarters of one of the biggest anti-gun-control groups in the nation stands less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School — almost close enough to hear the gunfire. It's...
  • Effort To Ban Weapon Used In Newtown Failed In 2001, But Lawmakers Seek New Gun Restrictions

    HARTFORD — Less than a week after the Newtown school massacre, state lawmakers are calling for sweeping new restrictions on guns and ammunition — while a key legislative leader says that the Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle used in last Friday's...
  • Let Public See Weapons Offender Registry

    A promising part of gun control legislation passed this week by Connecticut's General Assembly was the creation of a deadly weapons offender registry. At least it started out as a good idea, before it got derailed. The new law says that as of Jan. 1,...
  • Smart Guns: Lawmakers Debate Whether Technology Can Make Firearms Safer

    Smart Guns: Lawmakers Debate Whether Technology Can Make Firearms Safer
    You need a key to start your car. That's to make it tough for anyone to steal it, and to keep kids from joyriding and maybe killing themselves or others. But you don't need a key (or anything besides a bullet) to fire a gun. In the wake of the...
  • A Legislative Study Finds Buying Bullets Online is Easier Than Many Expect

    A Legislative Study Finds Buying Bullets Online is Easier Than Many Expect
    Buy, sell or give away .50 caliber armor-piercing bullets in Connecticut and you could spend a year in state prison. But using the Internet to pick up a few thousand rounds of 9 mm ammo for your Glock, no problem dude. "Neither state nor federal law...
  • 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...
  • Pre-Christmas Special Session Considered By Democrats On Electricity Needs; House GOP Leader Larry Cafero Pushing Hard For Session

    Democratic leaders are considering a pre-Christmas special session regarding recent electrical outages that could include tax credits for hotel stays and an expansion of the state's price-gouging law. The leaders who control the legislature are currently...
  • Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House

    Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House
    By the slimmest of margins, the Senate on Saturday approved a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 18-18, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tipping the balance with the tie-breaking vote. After years of false...
  • A Dead Issue: Will CT's Death Row Inmates Die of Old Age?

    A Dead Issue: Will CT's Death Row Inmates Die of Old Age?
    Here’s a little life-or-death quiz for you. The 11 guys now on Connecticut’s death row will: A) Never be executed because this state has repealed the death penalty; B) Get juiced because the new law only ends the death penalty for future...