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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign, blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind

Following last night’s in many ways quite impressive debate over the death penalty, lawmakers in the state House of Representatives spent a bit of time early this evening on another pressing legal

How co-chairing the legislature’s Energy Committee is like a Sammy Hagar song

Sen. John Fonfara and Rep. Steve Fontana at one time co-chaired the legislature’s Energy Committee and had a reputation for not seeing eye to eye on reforms and other initiatives, despite their

Bishops issue “action alert” regarding death penalty

The Advocate published a piece today about the Catholic Church’s position on abolishing the death penalty. Specifically some death penalty opponents have accused the Catholic bishops of working hard

Chief Justice Chase Rogers faces her public

Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice Chase Rogers of New Canaan today delivered the first “State of the Judiciary Address” to the General Assembly since April, 2001. Afterward I took the

It wouldn’t be a death penalty debate without Bill Dyson

Although Rep. William Dyson, D-New Haven, retired recently from the legislature after over three decades of service, he is at the capitol today observing another debate over a bill to abolish the

Life and death at the capitol

In a curious confluence of events that typically occurs when various special interests jockey for space to plead their cause to lawmakers, a bi-partisan group of legislators held a press conference at

Democrats say they are focused on 2009’s “fiscal crisis” even as they debate the 2000 Presidential Election

Doug Whiting, spokesman for House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden just visited the capitol press room with a release about the budget from his boss and Senate President Donald Williams,

House of Reps gives final passage allowing three-year reval delay, but not without a couple of interesting votes

Frank Esposito was the long-serving Republican Mayor of Norwalk who continued to be re-elected through the late 1980s and 1990s in part because of his success in delaying the implementation of

Will legislative Republicans support the Governor’s concessions package with state unions?

It is likely the General Assembly this week will vote on the package of concessions ratified Friday by the state’s 13 employee unions. The agreement, reached with Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell, is

Legislative commission to restructure government may cancel future public hearings

Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, co-chairman of the recently created Commission on Enhancing Agency Outcomes, told me today that the group may cancel additional public hearings intended to gain