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OP-ED | Don’t Let Foundation Money Be A Trojan Horse

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 11:00am

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OP-ED | Can’t Stop the Campaign Cash Flow

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 8:00am

About a decade ago, after John Rowland was chased from office, the state’s leaders decided once and for all to reduce the influence of campaign money on politics and government . . . So, how did that turn out?

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OP-ED | In Newtown, The Disaster After The Disaster

by Terry D. Cowgill
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 5:30am

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the saying - or some variation of it - is often true. Newtown was already in a living hell after the Dec. 12, 2012, massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Unfortunately, well wishers who wanted to help the town heal made its agony even worse.

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New Gun Safety PAC Endorses Candidates

by Ellen R. Delisio
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:06pm

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Labor Unions Question Foley’s Business Record in PA

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 4:59pm

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Malloy Goes to Cali To Raise $$

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 11:18am

But he won't say for whom.

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Hartford Entrepreneur is Crunching Numbers for the Greater Good

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Sep 18, 2014 7:30am

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Feds Grant Connecticut $161M For $465M Bridge Replacement

by Nancy Guenther Chapman
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:16pm

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Survey Shows Obamacare Enrollees Are Satisfied With Enrollment Process

by Kristi Allen
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 4:33pm

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Med Board Stops Employee’s Use Of Fat-Melting Laser On Clients

by Kate Farrish
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 10:30am

The state Medical Examining Board Tuesday ordered an employee of Laser55 of West Hartford to stop using an infrared laser device to heat fat tissue for potential weight loss, saying it constitutes the practice of medicine without a license.

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New Haven Leading Charge for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access in Connecticut

by New Haven Register
Posted: Sep 17, 2014 5:30am

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Judge Wrestles With Allowing Nursing Home Execs Testimony

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 3:40pm

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Foley Campaign Changing Ad After Democratic Party Calls Foul

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 2:42pm

The Connecticut Democratic Party called a digital ad criticizing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy put out by his gubernatorial opponent “out of bounds” and asked that it be taken down.

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Increase In Domestic Violence Calls Following Rice Video

by Kristi Allen
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 10:00am

Since the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiance Janay Palmer Rice surfaced, the number of calls for domestic violence services in Connecticut has increased.

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OP-ED | Taking Insurance Companies Out Of Health Care

by Wendell Potter
Posted: Sep 16, 2014 5:30am

There are many Americans who are beginning to question the contributions big insurance companies make to our health care system. And I’m not just talking about lefty advocates of a single-payer system. Corporate executives are also wondering why we need the big insurers and whether higher-quality and more cost-effective care could be provided to employees if they didn’t have to deal with health insurers at all.

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Connecticut AG, Apple Discuss Privacy Concerns About Watch

by New Haven Register
Posted: Sep 15, 2014 4:53pm

State Attorney General George Jepsen has begun discussions with Apple Inc. executives about privacy concerns with the Apple Watch, which was unveiled last week.

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ER Visits And Hospitalizations For Asthma On The Rise

by Jodie Mozdzer Gil
Posted: Sep 15, 2014 10:00am

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OP-ED | Shining a Light on Tom Foley

by Ron McClellan
Posted: Sep 15, 2014 5:30am

In a July 2013, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said he was waiting for Connecticut to have its "Wisconsin moment." This type of careless and offensive comment should be a red flag for every union member, every worker, and every taxpayer in Connecticut.

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More Money Being Spent on Governor’s Race

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Sep 14, 2014 10:37pm

A Republican Pac throws $5.8M at TV, radio ads


Working Families Party Among PACs pushing Connecticut candidates

Campaigns Quarrel Over Debate Schedule

by Staff Report
Posted: Sep 14, 2014 8:49pm

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OP-ED | CT’s Inversion and the Treasurer’s Race

by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 11:00am

All of this talk about people leaving Connecticut to move to cheaper places to live has me thinking about the national conversation on corporate inversions.

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Child Advocates Want Independent Review of Girls’ Detention Unit

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 10:00am

A preliminary review by the Office of the Child Advocate of conditions at the state’s controversial locked treatment program for troubled girls in Middletown raises concerns about the improper use of restraints, inadequate access to mental health services, and inconsistent reporting of abuse and neglect.

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OP-ED | Foley & Malloy: ‘Pessimistic’ Beats ‘Desperate’ Every Time

by Terry D. Cowgill
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 5:30am

At this point, it's almost become a cliche to label your political opponent "desper- ate." It evokes images of a boxer on the ropes lashing out lamely at a superior fighter who is destined to roll over the injured warrior. But it's hard to find another word to describe the tactics of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who personally and through surrogates, has unleashed a torrent of ugly attacks on Republican nominee Tom Foley.

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OP-ED | Pendulum Swings Back On Standardized Tests, History Repeats Itself

by Barth Keck
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 9:00pm

It’s easy to dismiss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s recent plea to “reduce the time Con- necticut students spend taking standardized tests” as an election-year ploy, given the most recent public polls on the topic.

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Internet Poll Shows Governor’s Race Is Dead Heat

by Staff Report
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 3:40pm

An Internet poll of 1,808 likely voters shows Connecticut’s governor’s race is a dead heat.

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September 19, 2014

Jury Finds Rowland Guilty On All 7 Counts; Attorney Vows Appeal

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 19, 2014 2:44pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012

Douglas Healey file photo NEW HAVEN — A federal court jury unanimously agreed Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland was again guilty of corruption. A decade after he resigned amidst scandal, jurors handed Rowland seven guilty verdicts related to two congressional campaigns.

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New Malloy Ad Focuses On UTC Deal

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 19, 2014 11:18am

Screengrab of commercial Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign sought to defend Malloy’s economic development policies in an ad released Friday that touts a $400 million deal with United Technologies Corp. approved earlier this year.

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August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2014 6:24am
Posted to: Business | Economics | Jobs

The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 18, 2014

Jury Deliberating Rowland’s Fate

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 18, 2014 11:44am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012

Hugh McQuaid / ctnewsjunkie (UPDATED 4:25 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — Lawyers on both sides of former governor John G. Rowland’s corruption trial wrapped up their closing arguments Thursday afternoon and left a jury to decide whether Rowland is guilty of conspiring to hide his role in congressional campaigns.

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The Malloys Release Partial Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Taxes

CTNJ file photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who is behind Republican challenger Tom Foley in most public polls, released partial tax returns for his past four years of income on Wednesday and called upon his opponent to do the same.

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September 17, 2014

New Report Touts UConn’s Impact On State Economy

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 17, 2014 2:26pm
Posted to: Economics | Education | Election 2014

Hugh McQuaid Photo The University of Connecticut had a $3.4 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2013, according to an economic report paid for by the school and conducted by Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach.

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Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests

by Christine Stuart | Sep 17, 2014 10:43am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012

Hugh McQuaid file photo Reversing course from previous rulings, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton allowed a defense witness Wednesday to testify about a conversation he had with Brian Foley, the government’s key witness in its case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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Foley Says He Supports Closing Restraining Order Gun Loophole

by Eugene Driscoll | Sep 17, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2014 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Public Safety | Ansonia

The Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday he would support proposed legislation prohibiting people who have temporary restraining orders against them from possessing a firearm.

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September 16, 2014

Election Regulators Call NU Solicitation ‘Egregious’

by Christine Stuart | Sep 16, 2014 1:55pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2014 | Ethics | State Capitol

Christine Stuart photo The State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed a complaint against Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May Tuesday, but not before offering some harsh criticism of the solicitation the state contractor sent last September to his employees.

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Witness Calls Relationship Between Nursing Home & Campaign ‘Incestuous’

by Hugh McQuaid | Sep 16, 2014 12:21pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2012

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW HAVEN — A witness testified Tuesday that Lisa Wilson-Foley’s 2012 congressional campaign had an “incestuous” relationship with the nursing home company that federal authorities say was illegally paying former governor John G. Rowland for political work.

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