Connecticut lawmakers on both sides of the aisle voted Tuesday to move forward legislation that would ban bump stocks and untraceable firearms called “ghost guns.” The measures, passed by the Judiciary Committee, will now move to the floor of the legislature.
Matthew S. Blumenthal, the oldest son of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, has opened a candidate committee to run for the state House of Representatives from the 147th District of Stamford and Darien.
Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz opened a gubernatorial campaign committee Tuesday, ending an exploratory campaign that began as a precursor to a run for state Senate and quickly grew more ambitious.
Publicity over the scandal that embroiled Rep. Elizabeth Esty and the rarity of an open seat in an especially hot midterm election will make the contest for Connecticut’s 5th District a nationally watched race.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated Judge Ingrid L. Moll as a judge of the Appellate Court and 11 lawyers as judges of the Superior Court on Tuesday, leaving for another day his choice to be chief justice of Connecticut’s highest court, the Supreme Court.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to ease auto emissions standards has particular resonance for Connecticut, with the potential to force the state to accept cars that are more polluting than it wants and make its notoriously bad air even worse.
Acknowledging that legislators are unlikely this spring to enact their complete, multi-tiered plan to stabilize Connecticut’s finances, the leaders of a key state panel have agreed to pursue a piecemeal approach — for now.
Sexual harassment: “Any unwanted sexual conduct that affects the terms and conditions of a person’s employment or creates a hostile work environment.” Sexual harassment law is clear and prescriptive; how human beings respond to it is often a muddle. And so it’s impossible to predict who will harass, who will take the fall, and who […]
Dear Fellow Citizens: The recent effort to shift $550 million in debt from the City of Hartford onto the citizens of the State of Connecticut is illegal and is without authority under Article 1, Section 2 of our Constitution. It is about as effective as one drunken sailor telling the bartender that he will cover the bar tab of another drunken sailor.
In his March 29 letter to the CTViewpoints, Nicholas Malino gets it wrong. He rejects two arguments in favor Connecticut joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact that he hears most often. Unfortunately, he argues with faulty logic in one case and, more importantly, fails to address the best argument in favor of the NPV compact at all.
Former hedge fund manager David Stemerman is trying to distinguish himself in the crowded field of Republican candidates for governor with a radical political and legal strategy for attacking Connecticut’s massive unfunded pension liability.