The story of “Jane Doe,” the transgender teenager who has never been charged with a crime being sent to the Connecticut adult women’s prison, burned a path through the week of legislative and political news.
Washington – Metro-North was slammed by Connecticut politicians Friday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy criticized the passenger railroad’s new schedule, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal unveiled a study that showed the rail company paid more than $500,000 in safety-related fines in the last decade.
Connecticut donors gave $800,000 to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, money the state GOP hopes will flow back to its campaign to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a vulnerable first-term Democrat. Donors include an executive of a company promised $115 million in aid by Malloy.
The Senate moved forward a proposal Thursday that people who work in emergency medicine say could address shortcomings in the options people with terminal illnesses currently have for making their wishes known. Continue Reading →
Connecticut moved one step closer Thursday toward providing up to $400 million in tax breaks to United Technologies Corp. to trigger a major UTC investment in its research, training and corporate facilities. Continue Reading →
Minority Republican state legislators pitched an alternative budget Thursday that weeded hundreds of millions of dollars out of gimmicks from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan and canceled the governor’s controversial rebate. Continue Reading →
One of six candidates seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Tom Foley is alone in keeping secret how he intends to finance his campaign, just as he was the only candidate to skip last week’s televised debate in Hartford or to decline invitations to attend any other debate before nominating convention on May 17. Continue Reading →
A charter school advocacy group founded by Wall Street players that recently took on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- and won -- is now taking on Bridgeport's locally elected school board's opposition to the state potentially opening two new charter school in their urban district. Continue Reading →
I hope any law that does pass [about shared solar energy] includes direction to PURA to do a study of what the true value of solar power is to society, so we can set this matter to rest. Continue Reading →
Tami Zawistowski, the Republican winner of a special election last week, took the oath of office Wednesday as a member of the state House of Representatives, giving the GOP minority its biggest caucus in 10 years. Continue Reading →
Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has outpaced his GOP rivals in campaign fundraising, pulling in $367,000 in the first three months of this year. His campaign reported more than $1.4 million in cash on hand March 31. Continue Reading →