eric d coleman
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s final-year batch of 32 Superior Court judicial nominees has unleashed lots of debate, but one thing that’s been overlooked is a loophole that the General Assembly left open for ex-legislators in a 2014 reform law governing judicial pensions.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Justice Richard A. Robinson as his nominee to be the next chief justice of the state Supreme Court Thursday.
Rickey Pinckney, a military veteran who's made inroads in the community since his return from Afghanistan in 2012, is the city Democrats' pick to fill the vacant House seat in Hartford's northwest corner.
Special elections have been scheduled for April 25th in two state assembly districts.
The elections, announced by Gov.
Editor: The Courant estimates that this week's special election in Hartford, Windsor and Bloomfield to replace Sen Eric Coleman will cost taxpayers about $81,000, money they can ill-afford. This election has to be held because Coleman decided to bail on his constituents by taking a higher paying job shortly after getting reelected last fall. It's pretty clear that he never had any intention of serving his term. Similar special elections - for similar reasons - have to be held to replace Sen Rob Kane and Rep Steve Dargan. Here's an idea: require Coleman to pay the $81,000 out of his ...
Voters in Hartford, Windsor and Bloomfield will decide who the next state senator from the second district is at a special election scheduled for Tuesday.<
State Rep. Douglas McCrory, D-Hartford, and former Windsor Republican Town Councilman Michael McDonald will face off in a special election to fill the 2nd S
A special election for the Democratic stronghold 2nd State Senate District seat will be held Feb. 28.
The seat, which includes parts of Bloomfield, Ha
Three Connecticut state legislators ran for re-election in November and declined to take office in favor of deals for higher paying goverment jobs, a snub to the votes who elected them, says Kevin Rennie.
Dozens of new lawmakers will be sworn in and Gov.
Following the resignation of two members, the Connecticut Senate came together Wednesday in a bipartisan show of support for President Pro Tem Martin Looney
With much of the political attention focused on the high-profile presidential race, Democrats and Republicans are battling over control of the state Senate in races that could have a major impact on taxes and spending in Connecticut.
The city has given the green light to a plan to build a 7-foot bronze statue of the late Walter "Doc" Hurley, a Hartford educator whose scholarship program
Scott Storms is looking to break a long Republican losing streak in his race against Democrat Tim Curtis in the 60th assembly district seat.
HARTFORD -- The state will have to defend the actions of its child-protection agency against a $25 million wrongful death claim filed by the father of a 3-y
Moved by the pleas of parents desperate to get relief for their seriously ill children, the Senate late Friday night gave final legislative approval to a bill that would allow minors to participate in the state's medical marijuana program.
In a battle over politics, state senators clashed sharply Wednesday over how prisoners should be counted in various towns. Currently, inmates are considered as residents of the town where they are imprisoned, such as Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Cheshire, and Newtown. Those numbers are counted in Census figures – and figure directly into drawing the boundary lines for state Senate and House of Representatives districts.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to overhaul the state's drug laws, the signature initiative of his legislative agenda, is in danger of being derailed despite an agreement that won over wary legislators from both parties.
Minority lawmakers and two top Senate leaders said Thursday that a key priority for the remaining days of the General Assembly session will be passage of major legislation requiring police body cameras, outside prosecutors for police use-of-force death probes, and additional anti-bias police training.
Law enforcement officials would have to meet a higher legal standard before obtaining a person's cellphone and Internet records under a bill that cleared the state Senate on Thursday.
After two failed attempts, a criminal justice bill that would give juveniles serving lengthy prison terms the chance for parole cleared the state Senate Monday.
Top legislators are working to resurrect many of the 45 bills that died in the judiciary committee this week, the casualty of an email squabble among two legislators that brought the committee's work to an abrupt halt.
A bill that would have allowed people to file lawsuits against police officers who interfere with those photographing or videotaping them during the performance of their duties was blocked Monday by Republicans in the judiciary committee.
Chase Rogers, the chief justice of Connecticut's Supreme Court, pledged Friday to work to improve the state's family courts in response to critics who say the system is a costly failure.