January 9, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | January 9, 2015 12:00pm
What a difference four years makes.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off his second term in office on Wednesday, and if the speeches he gave at his inauguration and later to the General Assembly are any indication, this term is going to be more subdued and less ambitious than the last one.
Tags: Dannel P. Malloy, speech, state of the state, Susan Bigelow, dh
December 30, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 30, 2014 1:12pm
Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Lisa Wilson-Foley to 10 months in prison despite her guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge. The feds claim Wilson-Foley was uncooperative in their case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.
December 12, 2014
by Terry Cowgill | December 12, 2014 5:30am
Now that the greatest Connecticut political corruption trial of my generation has concluded and will likely result in significant jail time for the convict, I can relax, listen to WTIC and wait for its former employee’s sentencing, right?
December 4, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 10:03pm
Lawyers for former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge for leniency Thursday in court documents, requesting a sentence of less than 18 months in prison for his recent corruption convictions.
November 6, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | November 6, 2014 7:59am
So, here we are again. Dan Malloy has defeated Tom Foley by a slim margin, after an election troubled by frustration and incompetence at the polls in one of our cities. After all that, after a wearying election that was far more about fear, money, and blame than policy, government, or even the idea of the next four years, we’re right back where it all began.
Tags: 2014 governor's race, 2014 election, maps, Susan Bigelow, dh
November 5, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | November 5, 2014 8:08am
For all of the talk about “deep blue” Connecticut and what a lock Democrats have on its entire congressional delegation, the Republican party seemed to go out of its way this year to concede a 5th District race it could have and probably should have won.
November 1, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | November 1, 2014 12:01pm
Mark Greenberg, a conservative real estate developer from Litchfield, is challenging the re-election bid of Elizabeth Esty, a first-term congresswoman from Cheshire, on Tuesday for the chance to represent Connecticut’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
October 30, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 3:00pm
Two years ago, former state Sen. Andrew Roraback came within 3 percentage points of winning a 5th District congressional race that, like the rest of Connecticut, seemed on its way to becoming a “safe” seat for Democrats.
Roraback won Litchfield County and Farmington Valley towns that had previously gone to former 5th District congressman and now U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
But it was a presidential election year, Murphy was getting out the vote for his U.S. Senate campaign against Linda McMahon, and there was high voter turnout in the heavily Democratic 5th District cities of Meriden, New Britain, Waterbury, and Danbury.
September 4, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | September 4, 2014 5:26pm
NEW HAVEN — Former Gov. John G. Rowland responded with a strange outburst during a meeting in 2009 when staffers for Mark Greenberg’s congressional campaign rejected his consulting proposal, the staffers testified Thursday.
June 13, 2014
by Terry Cowgill | June 13, 2014 4:30am
While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy still languishes in the polls, tied with his likely GOP opponent and unable to crack the 50 percent approval threshold, the odds that he will be re-elected in November are improving slightly with each passing week.