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On July 23, 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her children, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11, were slain in their Cheshire home. Dr. William Petit Jr. was badly beaten. JULY 23, 2007: Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes are arrested fleeing the Petits'...
Tags: Joshua Komisarjevsky, Murder, Steven Hayes, Trials, Cheshire
In his first year in office, Gov. Dannel Malloy spent all or part of 70 days outside Connecticut’s borders. State records show he made 38 different trips that required him to notify Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman that she would serve as acting chief...
Hartford CourantI attended two events Wednesday in Hartford about arts funding in Connecticut and taken together they speak of new -- and troubling -- ways the state is attempting to deal with its cultural treasures. The first event was an "arts forum," one of several...
Plenty of outrage over East Haven racial profiling scandal, and plenty of blame for state leaders who let it happenEast Haven’s racial-profiling scandal produced an abundance of outrage during a Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition news conference Wednesday, but maybe not enough of it was directed at the people who ultimately made the scandal possible. Oh,...
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now. Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
Tags: Elections, Stratford, Politics, Government, Lowell Weicker
Gov. Dannel Malloy's estimate of pension savings over 20 years was wrong by $3.1 billion, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office said Friday. Malloy had announced that the state would save $4.8 billion over 20 years from a negotiated deal last...
Tags: Arianna Huffington, Elections, Finance, Politics, Government
In a victory for the state police union, a judge has refused Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's request to dismiss a lawsuit by the union regarding Malloy's layoff of 56 troopers. The judge also said that the state's law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers is...
The Hartford CourantTwo recent attempts by the Connecticut General Assembly to pass a bill to abolish the death penalty have been rebuffed. First, former Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill that had passed the legislature. Then, when another bill was raised, relatives of...
Tags: Politics, Murder, Government, Defendants, Yale University
Gov. Dannel Malloy says he plans to sign on to a petition by the governors of Rhode Island and Washington state asking the feds to reclassify marijuana so it can be used in medical pot programs. “The governor continues to support the palliative use...
In a surprising move, the National Transportation Board is calling upon states to prohibit the use of all cellphones in cars, including hands-free devices. The landmark ban would go beyond the current law in Connecticut, which allows the use of hands-...
With the Christmas shopping season off to a rousing start, state officials are hoping this will be the best season in years for sales taxes pouring into state coffers. The gifts being purchased at a brisk pace at malls and retail outlets from Danbury...
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
Tags: Drug Trafficking, Politics, Government, Derby, John Rowland
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