City | 1:19 am | April 26, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Malloy to endorse raising minimum wage

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to announce on Friday morning that he supports raising the state’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. The governor will likely endorse a plan that will raise the minimum wage from $8.25 an hour in two increments for the next two years, according to the Hartford Courant. Malloy does not support indexing the rate »

City | 2:36 pm | April 13, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Campaign manager charged with corruption

Josh Nassi, the former campaign manager for state Rep. Chris Donovan’s unsuccessful bid for the 5th district seat in Congress, pled guilty to campaign corruption charges on Friday. Last May, news broke that Donovan’s campaign had sought to hide the true source of nearly $30,000 in campaign donations. Owners of roll-your-own tobacco shops throughout the state funneled the donations through »

City | 8:10 pm | April 10, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Senate reaches bipartisan deal on gun control

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators announced on Wednesday afternoon that they had reached an agreement on background checks, paving the way for a gun bill to reach the Senate floor. Senators Joe Manchin (D -W. Va) and Pat Toomey (R -Penn.) joined forces to announce they had reached a bipartisan deal that would extend background checks on »

City | 10:52 pm | April 3, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Conn. Senate passes gun-control legislation

HARTFORD — The Connecticut Senate passed one of the nation’s most restrictive gun-control packages in a 26-10 vote Wednesday night. Three months after the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, following several weeks of intense, bipartisan negotiation, the Senate delivered its legislative response to the shooting with 20 of 22 Democrats and 6 of 14 Republicans »

City | 2:49 pm | April 1, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Legislators to unveil gun legislation

In back door meetings that concluded late last night, Connecticut lawmakers struck a long-awaited deal on gun legislation that they plan to unveil to the legislature today. The legislation, which was first proposed following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, will likely contain new gun restrictions as well as changes to the state’s mental healthcare system »