Gov. Dannel P. Malloy downplayed his rebuke by House Democrat leaders, saying Friday it would not complicate his administration’s efforts to negotiate a budget with the General Assembly by the adjournment deadline of midnight June 3.
Second Chance Society
Connecticut’s ex-offenders have something to contribute. Let’s let them.
Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposal for a Second Chance Society embraces rehabilitation. There is another measure before the legislature getting less attention, the so-called “Second Look Bill” that would provide for the possibility of parole for people who are serving very long sentences for crimes they committed before their 18th birthdays. Passing it is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing to do.
House GOP walks out, says Malloy called them racist
Republicans halted business in the state House of Representatives for more than five hours Wednesday to protest Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s criticism of GOP members for opposing his plan to stop racially disparate drug sentencing. Republicans say Malloy called them racist.
A Connecticut prison is rededicated to sending men home
Serafettin Senel and Andrew Phillips are inmates at the Willard-Cybulski prison complex, one of Connecticut’s expensive monuments to the mistakes of men. Like 90 percent of everyone sentenced to prison, they eventually will go home. On Tuesday, they became symbols of a new effort to prepare them for that day.
Malloy would tax business, cut services to balance budget
The $40 billion two-year budget proposed Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closes a major deficit at little cost to the middle-class, while cutting social services, adding to the tax burden on business and making a small down payment on an ambitious 30-year plan to overhaul transportation.
Applause, and skepticism, for Malloy’s ‘second-chance society’
James Rovella was a Hartford homicide cop in the early 1990s, when Iran Nazario ran with Los Solidos, a gang quick to defend its drug turf with drive-by shootings. Rovella left the streets for management, eventually becoming chief. Nazario went to prison. On Wednesday, they shared the same table, listening to a governor talk about second chances.
Malloy says justice must mean a ‘second chance’
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy outlined “second-chance society” initiatives for non-violent offenders Tuesday in a Yale policy address that pronounced the zero-tolerance approach of the 1980s and 1990s a waste of human and fiscal capital.