On a day when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the only standard for the Democratic Party's fundraising should be the law, a Republican opponent says Democrats broke campaign finance rules by accepting a $10,000 contribution from Edward Snider, who also is chief executive officer of Spectacor, the company that manages the XL Center in Hartford and Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
High on a rise overlooking Washington, D.C., the National Cathedral is the nation’s spiritual heart -- the place, chosen by Congress, where Americans of all faiths have expressed some of their deepest sorrows.
What could be more fitting, then, as the site for a national remembrance of the victims of the shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School?
So it was easy for The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, to agree to let the Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation hold a vigil in the cathedral on Thursday, Dec. 12, the cusp of the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
Connecticut and seven other eastern states, all with Democratic governors and all under longstanding orders to reduce pollution, said Monday they are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to force stricter air standards on nine upwind states from the Rust Belt and Appalachia that rely on coal-fired power plants.
It took only seven days after the Newtown massacre for another Connecticut resident to die of a gunshot -- but this is only according to the best information available.
A lack of accurate, up-to-the-minute data on gun violence is a real problem for policymakers nationally and in Connecticut. And it's a problem that is not easy to fix.
Attorney General George Jepsen's decision Monday to withdraw his U.S. Supreme Court appeal and accept an invitation to open settlement negotiations with state employee unions over their claim for damages against former Gov. John G. Rowland won immediate praise from the public-sector unions that have been cool if not critical toward the first-term Democrat.
Gov. Malloy has asked that church bells ring next Saturday morning, once for each of the 26 victims. He’s also suggested that individuals take a moment of silence and perform an act of kindness as a way to remember.
The governors of Connecticut and the other five New England states announced a cooperative agreement Thursday to expand gas and electric transmission lines, without endorsing any specific project.
“This agreement today represents a major step forward,” said Daniel C. Esty, the commissioner of energy and environmental protection.
Esty touted the agreement signed by the New England governors as “historic,” but it was not immediately clear how it would break what Esty characterized a regulator logjam that’s slowed the approval of transmission projects into the region.
A federal judge has temporarily blocked UnitedHealthcare’s move to terminate Connecticut physicians from its Medicare Advantage network.
U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill granted a preliminary injunction requested by the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical Association. The two medical groups took legal action after UnitedHealthcare notified about 2,200 doctors that they would be terminated from its Medicare Advantage network as of Feb. 1.
On the morning of July 16, 1992, Connecticut delegates to the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York were restive. The party leadership had neglected to order Danish or decent coffee for their morning meeting. Some alternates complained their seats were too distant from the stage.
This business of nominating a new leader of the free world was proving burdensome. And then a door swung open, and U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd entered with a look-what-I’ve-brought-you smile on his face. Behind him was a slightly built man with a winsome smile, Nelson Mandela.