Harp orders officer under investigation off patrol
After protesters stormed City Hall on Tuesday to rally against an incident of police brutality, Mayor Toni Harp announced that she had directed New Haven Police Department Chief Dean Esserman to remove the officer in question from patrol duty.
Students prove critical in affirmative consent bill
“Yes means yes” is set to be the new definition of sexual consent across universities in Connecticut, after a bill that mandates affirmative consent passed the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee of the state legislature on Tuesday.
State commission to tackle youth violence
Crime in Connecticut is at 48-year low, but Gov. Dannel Malloy is preparing a new panel of experts and advisors to find strategies to push down crime rates even further across the state.
On third try, assisted suicide bill takes different tack
Karen Banks has testified three times in two years against the same bill. Known as HB 7015 in its current incarnation, the bill is making its third appearance in the Connecticut legislature in the past two years. In its past two iterations, the bill was defeated.
Despite opposition, state moves to implement tolls
Despite significant opposition from residents, business owners and state officials, the state’s Transportation Committee passed a bill last Wednesday that requires the state to install electronic tolls on Connecticut highways.
Study finds headway in NHPS performance
Two city initiatives have successfully cut high school dropout rates, boosted test scores and raised college enrollment, according to an analysis by international think tank RAND Corporation.