In the 1980s Connecticut authorities used development of trash-to-energy incinerators to close landfills. But state officials have failed to come up with a next-generation plan, and now the stuff is headed back to landfills.
Connecticut went from a state that was among the highest in charging for calls and making money off them to one that will not charge at all.
Right now Lamont heads toward a 2022 re-election bid with a strong tailwind.
Everyone agrees on the need to do something — progressive Democrats, the minority Republican caucus, centrist Democrats, and Gov. Ned Lamont. But, as of the last full week of the session, they had failed to agree on what.
“I don’t get it,” I said, once back in the car. “Why do people want to keep wearing masks? They can’t all be unvaccinated.”
If critics of the repeal prevail, they will have gained little. The 80-officer figure will return but remain largely symbolic.
At least a mayoral race in the City of Groton generated a decent turnout. In two other municipal elections on Monday, less than 100 people voted.
Even after the recent changes in law, voting in Georgia can still begin up to 19 days before Election Day. In Connecticut there are no provisions for early voting.
Republicans blew their chance in 2018. It will likely be a while before they get another one as good.
Unusual campaign ingredients have produced an absolutely delicious political dish, spiced up with all sorts of political subplots.
New London stands to be a major player in the Biden administration's drive towards a cleaner energy future, but some critics still see that as a bad thing. It's not.
While a highly successful fiscal policy, a 2017 budget deal did nothing for the Republicans politically.
When the roll was called there was one vote in opposition, Osten, co-chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee.
There is a reason our editorial position is to make it easier but hard to obtain firearms.
So, is the purpose to discourage voter participation? If so, the recent City of Groton primary was a smashing success.
In testimony to the legislature, Comptroller Kevin Lembo has been insistent that plans offered under a public option would be self-sustaining and affordable, with no recurring cost to taxpayers.
The New London mayor held out for increased funding to the city, but was wise not to push matters too far. He now calls himself a cheerleader for the wind-power project.
Making life and death decisions for a year probably thickens the skin. After staring down a pandemic, Lamont should be able to deal with the angry progressives within the party ranks.
In trying to save young defendants from the stigma of public proceedings, the legislature sacrificed the protections open proceedings provide, both for the defendant and the public.