Keno, the unwanted child of Connecticut politics, vilified by gambling opponents and publicly defended by no major political figure, improbably remains alive as the General Assembly begins the last two weeks of the 2014 session.
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. Continue Reading →
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 →
The president of Norwalk Community College, David Levinson, has been fined by the Office of State Ethics for signing off on the entrance fees for his wife to attend two balls, a fundraiser and conference with him. Continue Reading →
DCF's sending this 16-year-old to adult prison not only underscores the need for immediate action to get this girl into a more appropriate setting but also illustrates the crying need for Connecticut to develop an appropriate plan for girls in the juvenile justice system. 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 →
Connecticut added 4,900 non-farm jobs in March, an indication the state has resumed the moderate growth apparent at the end of 2013 and interrupted by the snows of January, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Unemployment was unchanged at 7 percent, ending a seven-month string of monthly decreases. Continue Reading →