J.R. Romano was elected Republican state chairman on the second ballot Tuesday, putting a 36-year-old political operative at the helm of a GOP that failed last year to unseat an unpopular Democratic incumbent, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a hearing Wednesday on Puerto Rico’s status, the first time Congress has tackled the issue since the GOP takeover of the House in 2010. But critics say there may be more smoke than fire.
Leaders of the House Democratic majority were optimistic Tuesday they could resolve the new state budget next week, but couldn’t say what changes — if any — might be made. House Democrats met for more than three hours behind closed doors to discuss last-minute revisions sought by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as well as any legislators might want to make.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s hopes of avoiding a post-election deficit continue to dwindle with $116 million in red ink remaining in a fiscal year that ends in one week.
On any given day, about 160 young offenders are incarcerated in Connecticut’s juvenile jail or pre-trial detention centers. State officials want to substantially reduce that number, but first they have some obstacles to overcome. First of two articles.
The Connecticut Juvenile Training School in Middletown. During its special session, the legislature will consider the governor’s Second Chance proposal, which aims to make sure that a minor criminal offense does not forever bar a person from success. Policymakers should take the opportunity of the special session to extend second chances to children as well. […]