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The Hartford CourantConnecticut would become the first state in the nation to mandate the recycling of mattresses, whose disposal has become an ongoing problem in major cities. The measure passed by 28 to 8 in the state Senate on Thursday afternoon, coming after...
The Hartford CourantIn a surprise move, state Sen. Toni Harp said Monday that she is running for mayor of New Haven – a move that means a potentially raucous Democratic primary. One of best-known politicians in the Elm City, Harp currently represents about half of...
The Hartford CourantThe state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve the nomination of Democrat Edith Prague as the commissioner of the newly created state Department on Aging. The department's creation has been part of a 20-year odyssey that has been closely tied...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut legislators say a key provision that sets their tough new gun-control law apart from other states' measures is its first-in-the-nation "dangerous weapon offender registry" — which will list the names and addresses of those convicted of...
A promising part of gun control legislation passed this week by Connecticut's General Assembly was the creation of a deadly weapons offender registry. At least it started out as a good idea, before it got derailed. The new law says that as of Jan. 1,...
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...
You need a key to start your car. That's to make it tough for anyone to steal it, and to keep kids from joyriding and maybe killing themselves or others. But you don't need a key (or anything besides a bullet) to fire a gun. In the wake of the...
The Hartford CourantMayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11. "You...
The Hartford CourantLegislative leaders pledged bipartisan cooperation and quick action Friday at the first meeting of their new task force on changing state laws and policies on gun control, school security and mental health in response to the Dec. 14 school massacre in...
The Hartford CourantSpecial to the Courant Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson sat in his office staring at his iPad on Dec. 14 2012, watching coverage of a school shooting 30 miles away. Like countless others, he was engrossed in the story, following the chilling details for...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A month after the Newtown school tragedy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is moving cautiously on gun control in Connecticut, a relatively liberal Northeastern state that nevertheless has a strong gun culture and is home to some of...
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One of the odd coincidences of the Newtown tragedy is that the headquarters of one of the biggest anti-gun-control groups in the nation stands less than two miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School — almost close enough to hear the gunfire. It's...
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