Sen. Kissel says armed drones are needed by law enforcement

Sen. Kissel says armed drones are needed by law enforcement

Connecticut State Sen. John Kissel, R-Enfield, says despite protests from some groups, law enforcement needs to be able to weaponize drones.  He is the co-chair of the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, which passed the bill 34-7 this week with bipartisan support. The bill, which has received nationwide attention, would make Connecticut the only state in the nation that permits law enforcement to add lethal weapons to drones.  North Dakota permits rubber bullets and tear gas on its drones. The measure now heads to the House of Representatives. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO INTERVIEW WITH SEN. KISSEL...
NRO: Connecticut’s blue-state model is collapsing

NRO: Connecticut’s blue-state model is collapsing

Government finance is now the greatest source of controversy in Connecticut, owing to billion-dollar deficits and an epic debt load that ensures high taxes for many years to come. In national politics, Connecticut is deep blue: Its entire congressional … The Blue-State Model Collapses in Connecticut – National...

On air talent facing layoffs at ESPN

ESPN personalities brace for layoffs. ESPN is planning to lay off some of its TV and radio personalities. In a statement, the Disney-owned sports juggernaut attributed the cuts to changes in the way people consume content, according to CNN Money … ESPN personalities brace for layoffs – Fast...
J. Paul Vance for governor?

J. Paul Vance for governor?

Hartford Courant columnist and political pundit Kevin Rennie speculates on his blog whether State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance might run for a state political office, now that he is retiring from the Connecticut State Police.  Lt. Vance was the long time spokesperson for the state police, until he was abruptly reassigned to the traffic division two years ago. READ RENNIE’S DAILY RUCTION’S PIECE...