Suspect ‘earned’ risk reduction credits

Illinois voting mess another reason to vote
When you go to the polls on Election Day in Connecticut, you will be asked: “Shall the Constitution of the State be amended to remove restrictions concerning absentee ballots and to permit a person to vote without appearing at a polling place the day of the election.” I am... 
President Barack Obama has hired an Ebola Czar.  Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered hospitals to prepare in the event of an Ebola outbreak.   Nine people who traveled to West Africa have been ordered quarantine by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, even though... 
Latest poll finds Malloy and Foley in another photo finish
The latest Quinnipiac University poll on Connecticut gubernatorial race finds Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley running neck-and-neck.   The poll, released Wednesday morning, finds Malloy leading Foley 43% to 42%, with petitioning candidate Joe Visconti standing... 
Stickershock before election.  Premiums skyrocket thanks to Obamacare
It is not the kind of news the party in power wanted to hear two weeks before the election, but many Connecticut residents are receiving notice that their health insurance policies are being cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare.  The cancellations are the result... 
Book: Doesn't matter who's in power. Secret government calls the shots
It doesn’t matter who is in power, Republican or Democrat, a secret government calls the shots.  So writes Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon in his new book: “National Security and Double Government.” In a story in the Boston Globe, Glennon suggest... 
Do endorsements matter?  Former Gov. Rell endorses Tom Foley
Former Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell has emerged from her long, verbal silence to endorse fellow-Republican Tom Foley in this November’s gubernatorial election.  She also took a shot at her successor in a letter to the Journal Inquirer of Manchester: “For far too long, Connecticut... 
Rennie:  Connecticut House Republican leadership under investigation
The Connecticut state House Republican leadership, long a doormat in the General Assembly – the Republicans have not been in the majority since 1984 – is under federal investigation, according to reports Rep. Cafero by Hartford Courant columnist and blogger Kevin Rennie. Known... 
Visconti changes debate dynamic
Connecticut’s major party gubernatorial candidates held the fifth of seven debates Thursday night, and for the first time petitioning candidate Joe Visconti was allowed to be a participant.  In this case, three was not a crowd, as Visconti put Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican... 
Should CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden resign?
In the wake of the growing Ebola crisis, the heat is growing on Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC.  The crisis took a new turn, when it was learned the CDC gave Amber Vinson, a nurse who treated Thomas Eric Duncan, permission to fly to Cleveland.  Duncan was the Liberian... 
Dallas considers state of emergency.  NY Giants make preparations
Dallas County Commissioners are meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss whether Gov. Rick Perry should declare a local state of emergency because of the Ebola crisis.  The Dallas Morning News reports that “according to state law, a declaration of emergency “activates the appropriate... 
Yale-New Haven Hospital admits patient with Ebola-like symptoms
Yale-New Haven Hospital has issued a media release stating it has admitted a patient “for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms.”  The entire statement follows: “Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms. We... 
Do you read campaign mailers?  Connecticut Democrats willing to break law to find out
Connecticut Democrats are not waiting for a ruling from the Federal Elections Commission on whether they can use federal campaign funds on state elections.  They are going ahead and do so. At issue is the Democrats own campaign finance reforms, passed in the wake of the John Rowland... 
Hartford City Council approves development, including baseball stadium for Rock Cats
The Hartford City Council has approved a multi-million dollar development near the north end of the city that will include a new baseball stadium for the New Britain Rock Cats professional baseball club.  The development will include retail, office space, residential apartments and... 
New York Times reports chemical weapons were found in Iraq
None other than the New York Times is reporting that chemical weapons were found in Iraq, one of the main reasons then President George W. Bush went to war against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.   The Times reports: “From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops... 

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