Michelle Hackman
Staff Reporter
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Kedem quits Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign

In a significant blow to New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, Danny Kedem — Weiner’s campaign manager — quit on Saturday, The New York Times […]

Senate minority leader to run for governor

Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican from Fairfield who played a key role in negotiating the gun control package that passed in April, announced on […]

Malloy signs bill raising minimum wage

On Thursday morning, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill raising the state’s minimum wage to $9 per hour. The bill passed the Senate 21-15 and […]

State House of Representatives passes immigration bills

The Connecticut House of Representatives passed two major bills last week in an ongoing effort to improve the quality of life for the state’s undocumented immigrants. The […]

Senator Murphy tries eating on $4.80 a day

$4.80. That’s the daily food budget for the average American enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as food stamps. This week, Connecticut Senator […]

New school to be built in Sandy Hook’s place

In a unanimous vote, a taskforce of local leaders in Newtown, Conn. decided on Friday to knock down Sandy Hook Elementary School and build a new school […]

Graffiti threatens Slifka with arson

Graffiti that appeared to threaten the Slifka Center with arson was discovered on a wall at the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory, according to a campus-wide email sent by […]

Malloy to endorse raising minimum wage

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 […]

UP CLOSE | Legislating in the wake of tragedy

It remains to be seen whether Connecticut's new law will be strong enough to prevent another tragedy like Newtown.

Conn. legislature unveils budget proposal

After passing historic gun-control legislation just over two weeks ago, the Connecticut Legislature turned its attention to the state budget on Friday.

Post-Newtown, Senate rejects gun reform

The U.S. Senate voted down a proposal Wednesday that would have mandated universal background checks for gun buyers.