2Proposed law would make malpractice suits easier

The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a bill that would make medical malpractice lawsuits easier to file, although amended language from the Senate reduces the expected impact of a previous version. The amended version of Senate Bill 243 passed with only three votes against it in the 36-member Senate. The bill would change what kind ...

3DSS has no records related to project with Communist ties

The Department of Social Services has no records related to the New Haven People’s Center, despite being the agency responsible for $300,000 in proposed funding on the State Bond Commission’s agenda last week. DSS responded to a Raising Hale request under the Freedom of Information Act by saying there are no relevant records. “I don’t ...

4Connecticut falls to 44th in economic ranking of states

Connecticut’s economic outlook is the seventh-worst in the country, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council, exactly matching the state’s ranking for past economic performance. The Nutmeg State earned its lowest ranking yet in the fifth edition of Rich States, Poor States, falling to 44 despite ranking as high as 32 ...

3State funding for Communist Party building in New Haven delayed

The Connecticut Bond Commission delayed a vote Friday on a $300,000 grant for the New Haven People’s Center, according to the CTMirror. Raising Hale reported on the item before the commission meeting this morning. More from the Mirror: “An organization like this should never have made it onto the bond commission agenda,” Rep. Sean J. ...

0It could happen here: Blog police

California politicians are getting into the business of regulating websites that earn money from political campaigns, according to CalWatchdog, a brazen attempt at interfering with the most important kind of speech. Talk about the fox guarding the chicken coop. Politicians are going to pass judgment on political coverage? Even the name of the regulator sounds ...