The Board of Pardons and Parole has “unfettered discretion” to commute sentences. They haven’t exercised it during the pandemic.
WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill last month that reforms the practice of placing prisoners in solitary confinement, but the new law doesn’t go far enough for a state civil rights panel that says minority inmates are confined disproportionally.
The recently settled case between the State Elections Enforcement Commission, the Democratic State Central Committee and the Dan Malloy for Governor campaign needs further disclosure. The DSCC and Malloy campaign made a sham of the Citizen’s Election Program . The settlement was made without allowing the SEEC the ability to conduct a reasonable investigation.
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It began as an effort to allow Civil War soldiers who were far from home to cast ballots in state and local elections, but that provision in Connecticut’s constitution has also kept voters from enjoying the rights shared by voters in 34 other states to cast an early ballot. Connecticut voters will now decide whether to allow the state legislature to amend the state’s restrictions on absentee or early voting.
It was a good story line, but Chris Christie wasn’t having it. On his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks, the New Jersey governor insisted he was here to promote a Republican challenger, not tweak a Democratic incumbent who delights in favorably comparing his state to Christie’s.
I believe Malloy should be forced to issue a report indicating the original plan to save $1 billion and the final results by item.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let Connecticut voters in on the state’s worst-kept political secret Friday: He and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are running for re-election. The only surprise was the time and place of the announcement. With a wry smile, Malloy confirmed their candidacy in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building at the conclusion his monthly press conference.
The proposals restricting hospitals’ ability to become for-profit are unlikely to become law exactly as written. But they set the stage for what’s likely to be an intense debate about hospitals, fueled by the discomfort among many lawmakers about the way the health care system is changing.
In the oddly one-sided debate over whether to stop the Connecticut Lottery Corp. from launching keno, the Lottery seems to have finally found its voice, perhaps inspired by its old marketing slogan: “You can’t win, if you don’t play.”
United Technologies Corp. would launch a major $500 million investment in its research, training and corporate facilities later this year in exchange for $400 million in tax relief over the next two decades under a deal Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday.
“How is he going to operate in the political arena?” the advocate asked rhetorically about Robert Klee, new commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. “It’s THE question.”
Washington – The massive omnibus spending bill creates winners and losers – and at first blush it seems that Connecticut is chiefly in the winner’s column.
Hartford Superior Court Judge Kevin Dubay summarily rejected the state’s request Thursday for a lengthy postponement of an education-funding lawsuit over whether the state is meeting its constitutional responsibility of providing a “suitable education” for every child in Connecticut.
Over the last 10 years, the state has spent about $2.5 billion to offer Hartford students enrollment in an integrated school. Most of the state’s spending has gone toward opening new magnet schools in the region to encourage Hartford minority students and white students from the suburbs to enroll.