May 24th, 2012
9:49 pm
May 24th, 2012 | City
Aldermen approve ward map

Ward 1 will remain the Yale ward for the next decade, following the conclusion of the Board of Aldermen’s redistricting process. In a vote by the full Board earlier this week, aldermen approved a final ward map for New Haven that balances the population within each of the city’s 30 wards. Yale’s Ward 1 will […]

May 10th, 2012
7:46 pm
May 10th, 2012 | City
Education reform caps productive session in Hartford

Lawmakers in Hartford marked the end of a productive legislative session Wednesday. In his address to the General Assembly at midnight Wednesday night, Gov. Dannel Malloy praised the hard work of legislators in passing bills to legalize medical marijuana, allow Sunday liquor sales, repeal the death penalty and permit Election Day voter registration. He also […]

May 6th, 2012
3:12 pm
May 6th, 2012 | City
Senate passes medical marijuana, elections bills

Two landmark pieces of legislation passed Connecticut’s Senate on Saturday, sending the legalization of medical marijuana and a package to reform the state’s voting system to the desk of Gov. Dannel Malloy. After 10 hours of debate, the Senate passed by a 21-13 margin a bill allowing patients with certain chronic illnesses to obtain small […]

May 1st, 2012
10:27 pm
May 1st, 2012 | City
Rep. Tong leaves Senate race

The field of contenders for Joseph Lieberman’s ’64 LAW ’67 U.S. Senate seat just got a little less crowded. U.S. Rep. William Tong announced on Tuesday that he will withdraw from contention for the Democratic nomination for this fall’s Senate race, leaving U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 […]

May 1st, 2012
10:18 pm
May 1st, 2012 | City
Senate passes liquor reform bill

A bill to allow Sunday liquor sales passed the Connecticut Senate Tuesday afternoon. In addition to allowing Sunday liquor sales, the bill increases the number of stores a package store owner can own and creates a task force to study further changes to liquor laws. It passed the Senate Tuesday afternoon with a bipartisan 28-6 […]

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