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A second chance for ‘Second Chance’ in special session

Karen Buffkin, the governor's legal counsel, listening to GOP concerns about Second Chance.

The General Assembly called itself into special session Wednesday to adopt bills necessary to implement the budget and one of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s top priorities, a bill carrying a name that officially turned ironic at the stroke of midnight: An Act Concerning a Second Chance Society. Yes, it was going to get a second chance. Continue Reading →

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On second-to-last day, 215 bills awaited final action


Beneath the struggle to pass a budget Tuesday, a fight that cast a shadow over everything and everyone in the State Capitol, were the myriad small dramas endemic to every session finale, when sleep-deprived lobbyists and legislators crash against the hard adjournment deadline of midnight Wednesday. Continue Reading →

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