Connecticut is making headlines today with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signing of what is likely the toughest gun control law in the nation. But elsewhere in the nation, officials continue to move the other way, passing legislation that broadens gun rights, from easing restrictions on obtaining gun permits to expanding the areas where [...]
As we did a month ago, The Scoop is helping you follow the money in the crowded race for Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District. With two weeks to go before Democratic and Republican primaries, all seven active candidates have filed updated financial disclosure forms, showing that through July 25, they have collectively raised (or personally loaned) [...]
Branding something as varied and complex as an entire state is no easy feat — and it’s tougher still to condense that brand into a pithy catchphrase. So it may be no big surprise that the unveiling this week of Connecticut’s new tourism slogan — “Still Revolutionary” — was met with fairly limited enthusiasm [...]
As my colleagues Chris Keating and Daniela Altimari report, the Connecticut House of Representatives today overwhelming approved changes to the state’s racial-profiling law, to make sure data is collected during police stops and to make sure it gets analyzed.
The Alvin W. Penn Racial Profiling Prohibition Act was first passed in 1999 in an [...]
UConn’s Tiffany Hayes is amazing from the free-throw line, finding the basket better than 81 percent of the time this season.
But think she could hit 10 consecutive foul shots? How about 25? Or 50? Or 60? Or 70? Or 80?
Keep that number climbing and you’ll get a sense of how tiny the odds [...]
The Courant has confirmed that Rhode Island State Police are looking into the propriety of payments made by the Institute for International Sport on behalf of its embattled executive director, Daniel Doyle of West Hartford.
In 2007, the institute paid nearly $40,000 to cover college tuition for one of Doyle’s children, and former workers [...]
Gov. Dannel Malloy said Monday night he was troubled by revelations in a Courant report that black and Hispanic motorists pulled over by local police are significantly more likely to receive a ticket or a summons, compared to white drivers stopped for the same offense.
“The apparent discrimination by police officers undermines our residents’ [...]
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