Tag Archives: Death penalty


Death penalty repeal strikes nerve for local legislators

HARTFORD — Connecticut’s House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal capitol punishment by a vote of 86-62 last week. Repealing the death penalty has struck a chord with a…

Local senators split on death penalty vote

NAUGATUCK — With the repeal of capitol punishment having passed the state Senate, Connecticut is poised to become the 17 state to abolish the death penalty. The bill passed through…


Death penalty vote was personal for Hartley

HARTFORD — Over her 27 years as a state lawmaker, Sen. Joan Hartley (D-15) has established herself as a supporter of the death penalty. This week, she stood her ground….