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The Hartford CourantEvery year the lights go out a little more on the public's right to know about its government, and they're growing dimmer again in 2013. Legislation pending in the Connecticut General Assembly could further erode the state's Freedom of Information Law...
The Hartford CourantIf a Hartford resident is in a Somers prison, should he be counted for census purposes as a resident of Somers or of Hartford? For ages, the U.S. Census Bureau's answer — and Connecticut's — has been Somers. But in 2010 the Census Bureau...
The Hartford CourantWhen was the last time you were caught red-handed? The phrase, which originated in medieval Scotland, refers to having been caught with blood on your hands after committing a murder or poaching game. Since then, it's become a popular allusion for...
The Hartford CourantThe louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics. And it seems to be taking hold as the...
The Hartford CourantThey have been largely silent these past six weeks as the debate over gun control has grown nastier. But they are the elephant in the firearms room, and Monday they came together publicly for the first time anywhere since the Newtown tragedy. And for...
The Hartford Courant"Hey dad, watching the election in a lounge now with a large group of people. I'll call you when I get home. Are you nervous? I kind of am." Email from my daughter in England to me the night of the election "I fried some catfish today and cooked (most...
Tags: Voting, Mitt Romney, Halloween, Politics, Chris Christie
The Hartford CourantUp to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
Top of the TicketHow one mother changed history....
Recently, the Appropriations Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly took a strong step toward growing and strengthening the wages of Connecticut's lowest-wage earners by voting to increase the state's minimum wage. In doing so, the committee also...
As most parents are acutely aware, and scientists have proved, the brains of adolescents are not fully developed. That's why youngsters are often impulsive, reckless and blissfully unaware of the consequences of their actions. It's also why...
Greater HartfordCommunity Health Charities of New England has appointed new officers and members to their board of directors. Michael Caron, director of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), has been elected as chairman of the board. Michael served in the...
The Hartford CourantIn November of 2014, Connecticut voters will consider amending the state Constitution to eliminate restrictions on early voting and allow greater access to absentee ballots. The referendum is the result of a joint resolution approved by the state Senate...
Tags: U.S. Senate, Elections, Voting, Politics, L. Scott Frantz
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