April 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 5:29am
April 4, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | April 4, 2014 10:00am
A familiar kind of summer is coming to Connecticut. The light’s getting stronger, flowers are pushing up from below the ground, and former Gov. John G. Rowland is caught up in a corruption scandal that cost him his job.
I suddenly feel 10 years younger.
Tags: John G. Rowland, lisa wilson-foley, corruption, wtic, Susan Bigelow, dh
March 31, 2014
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | March 31, 2014 7:00pm
Former Gov. John G. Rowland is in hot water again. Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to illegally paying Rowland $35,000 in campaign consulting fees.
November 18, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | November 18, 2013 12:43pm
(Updated 1:44 p.m.) The architect of the campaign fundraising conspiracy that derailed Chris Donovan’s 2012 congressional bid won’t see the inside of a prison cell thanks to his efforts to help federal authorities build a case against his co-conspirators.
October 4, 2013
by Jason Paul | October 4, 2013 5:29am
I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner last week. There I heard Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s fine speech outlining many of the very good things he has done as governor. One line on another topic stuck with me, however, because I agreed with it and because it terrified me. The governor referred to Congressional Republicans as “barbarians” at the wall. The analogy is apt. Yet, the really scary thing to remember is that the historical Barbarians managed to take down the Roman Empire.
Tags: Jason Paul, Congress, government shutdown, barbarians, malloy, JJB, budget, obamacare, ACA, Republicans, Tea Party, Democrats, dh
September 27, 2013
by Terry D. Cowgill | September 27, 2013 5:29am
(UPDATED Sept. 29) Connecticut is a land of paradoxes. On the one hand, while some are trying to make secrecy the norm again, we still have some of the strongest freedom-of-information and open-government laws in the country. On the other hand, our state is sometimes run like a third-world country, replete with enough graft and chicanery to make Boss Tweed blush.
September 16, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2013 5:30am
In recommending a prison sentence for his former campaign manager, prosecutors say the evidence makes it “plain” that former House Speaker Chris Donovan understood the scheme to trade campaign contributions for legislative influence.
September 6, 2013
by Jason Paul | September 6, 2013 4:52pm
September 5, 2013
by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2013 5:30am
A Waterbury police detective who co-owned a smoke shop was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for his role in a scheme to direct illegal congressional campaign donations to former House Speaker Chris Donovan.
August 27, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | August 27, 2013 6:51pm
A federal court judge Tuesday sentenced the former campaign finance director to Chris Donovan’s unsuccessful congressional campaign to more than three years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to hide the source of campaign donations.