New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission to investigate the legislature is not the first time a Governor created a panel to probe state lawmakers. Cuomo's father did it a quarter century ago, with mixed results.
A national gun industry association is withdrawing its support for federal legislation to create the Coltsville National Historical Park in Hartford. It cited the recent passage of Connecticut's gun control legislation in a letter to the state's congressional delegation and governor.
Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have joined with senators from six other states in asking the Department of Defense to reconsider a contract that purchases Russian helicopters for the Afghan Army.
Habitat loss since 1996 made it difficult for some of Connecticut's seventeen year cicadas to come out of the ground this summer. Cicadas emerged closer to the central part of the state in wooded areas, where food was more available.