When the roll was called there was one vote in opposition, Osten, co-chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee.
There is a reason our editorial position is to make it easier but hard to obtain firearms.
So, is the purpose to discourage voter participation? If so, the recent City of Groton primary was a smashing success.
In testimony to the legislature, Comptroller Kevin Lembo has been insistent that plans offered under a public option would be self-sustaining and affordable, with no recurring cost to taxpayers.
The New London mayor held out for increased funding to the city, but was wise not to push matters too far. He now calls himself a cheerleader for the wind-power project.
Making life and death decisions for a year probably thickens the skin. After staring down a pandemic, Lamont should be able to deal with the angry progressives within the party ranks.
In trying to save young defendants from the stigma of public proceedings, the legislature sacrificed the protections open proceedings provide, both for the defendant and the public.
The situation is causing no fiscal pain for Dominion and other nuclear energy companies. The DOE is picking up the tab to steadily increase nuclear waste storage at plants across the country.
The consequences are most severe for low-income and minority children, who were less likely to have the necessary computer technology when remote learning began.
What should have been easy is getting New London that seat on the port authority. Fulfilling that pledge to New London and Passero should have been a layup.
It is a scene of absolute chaos and disorder, of total disdain for rules and process, fueled by devotion not to a principle but to a man, Trump.
Both the governor and Senate leader have now said a push to impose tolls in the state won't be revived, but they are open to raising revenue elsewhere.
Gov. Lamont has warned a tax-the-rich approach would drive billionaires from the state. He shows no signs of changing that stance.
The leadership assignments for the coming state legislative session were handed out recently. When it comes to appropriating, the region is well represented. But concerning House chairmanships, not so much.
Gas taxes will provide diminishing returns as motor vehicle efficiency improves and the fleet of hybrid and electric cars expands.
In three years the transportation fund will be broke and all signs point to the situation only getting worse as driving trends change.
As you’ve read, developing a vaccine against the new, highly contagious, sometimes deadly and sometimes benign virus has been an unprecedented undertaking. That line is always ominous in a sci-fi flick.
On an otherwise bad day for Connecticut Republicans, Sen. Heather Somers won easily, which could set her up for a bid for the Republican nomination for governor in 2022.
Thirty-six years ago, Connecticut Republicans also had a presidential incumbent at the top of their ticket seeking a second term. That worked out much better for them than this time.
I expect large turnout driven by Trump fervor — more against than for — will make it a good day for Democrats. Look for the party to expand its 22-14 Senate and 91-60 House majorities.
Republicans would be making a mistake if they try to get in front of this train.