WASHINGTON -- Riding 400 miles from Newtown, 26 bicyclists hoping to change the nation’s gun laws faced some strong headwinds on their way to Washington, D.C. When they reached the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, they faced even more -- of the political kind.
With the support of the state treasurer and AARP, the Senate and House majority leaders are pushing legislation that would create a state-run retirement program for private-sector employees over the opposition of insurers and private investment advisors.
Facing mounting criticism on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Connecticut's public schools, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday named members of a new task force to provide recommendations on how to ensure a successful rollout.
Martha Dean, a favorite of tea-party activists and gun owners, announced Tuesday she is running for governor, giving the Republican field of a half-dozen candidates its only woman and its strongest conservative contender.
The federal government now says that people who renewed their health plans late last year to avoid having to buy new plans that comply with the federal health law can keep them for an extra two years -- but only if their states allow it.
What you need to know about the end of the 2014 open enrollment period, the insurance options you'll have once it's over, when you’ll face a penalty if you don’t get covered and the possibility of getting federal financial help buying a health plan outside the exchange. Continue Reading →
In testimony delivered in quick succession Monday to two legislative committees, Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, strongly condemned post-Newtown legislation that would restrict public access to 9-1-1 recordings, police photographs and names of witnesses in drug or violent crimes. Continue Reading →
Leaders of two crucial state legislative panels offered strong endorsements Monday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to provide up to $400 million in tax relief for United Technologies in exchange for its major investment in its Connecticut aerospace industries. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Even though some of them don't have challengers, Connecticut House members collectively spent nearly $3 million last year on everything from office supplies to gourmet chocolates, flowers, glitzy fundraisers and expensive meals. Continue Reading →
What did Connecticut's Congressional candidates spend their money on? Check out The Mirror's interactive tool for exploring what the candidates bought, from flowers to meals to consultants. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel Malloy's Executive Order #39, signed last month, creates an open data portal to “further Connecticut’s commitment to transparency, efficiency, social progress, and economic expansion.” But there are other kinds of actions -- being undertaken by the state legislature -- that would undercut the trend toward greater transparency. Continue Reading →