Law would require all firearms locked

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The General Assembly’s powerful Judiciary Committee next week will return to the controversial issue of gun safety, when it considers legislation that would force all gun owners to lock their weapons. Current law mandates that gun owners secure loaded weapons in homes where there are minors or people ineligible to possess weapons. The bill, which […] [Read More]
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State Police Union, in rare announcement, criticizes the transfer of Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance

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The sudden, unexplained transfer to the traffic squad of longtime State Police Spokesman Lt. Paul Vance, who became a national figure during the December, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, has prompted a rare comment from the State Police Union. Here it is in its entirety.: “Union Response To The Transfer of Lt. Paul Vance […] [Read More]
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ALS, colitis, may join list of eligible ailments for medical-marijuana

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The scheduled March 11 meeting of the Board of Physicians of the state’s medical marijuana program will review three new diseases for possible inclusion among the 11 listed ailments. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Fabry Disease and Ulcerative Colitis will be the focus of a public hearing and vote that day, according to the agenda posted […] [Read More]
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Barnes does his best “Willie Sutton” on Finance Committee

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As the Finance Committee picked apart the governor’s budget proposal this afternoon, Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, left, asked OPM Secretary Ben Barnes why the proposal would add more taxes on state hospitals, above the current $600-million levy. “When that first became a public concept three, three-and-a-half years ago, I again scratched my head wondering […] [Read More]
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Back in the saddle again, Sen. Ed Gomes is a throwback

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Once-and-future state Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, left, a retired Steelworker, was able to salute Bridgeport Democrats as only he can, with his big win Tuesday to regain the 23rd District seat representing Bridgeport and part of Stratford. While the Working Families Party is touting Gomes’s success as a come-from-behind win that’s their first big victory […] [Read More]
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Secretary of the State: Get rid of local voter registrars

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HARTFORD — Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official, this morning proposed eliminating locally elected voter registrars. Instead they would be trained Civil Service appointees. Merrill, in a morning news conference in her Capitol office, cited last November’s Election Day problems in Fairfield, Hartford and Naugatuck as well as the 2010 […] [Read More]
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Deja Vu all over again for John Rowland.

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US District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton has set March 18 for the upcoming sentencing of two-time loser John G. Rowland. His first federal prison sentencing occurred on March 18, 2005. [Read More]
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Apologetic OPM Secy Barnes admit “discrepancy” in budget calculations

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When is the constitutional budget cap not the budget cap? When Gov. Malloy’s budget office cops to a miscalculation. OPM Secretary Ben Barnes just admitted that a “discrepancy” occurred in calculating the governor’s budget proposal. So the $19.6-billion first year of the biennium that had been $6.3 million below the cap, is now about $55 […] [Read More]
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