September 19, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | September 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. The legislature passed a sweeping campaign finance reform bill, which, among other things, instituted a public finance system for state campaigns and banned campaign donations from state contractors.
So, how did that turn out?
August 29, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | August 29, 2014 1:00pm
It looks like former State Rep. Jonathan Pelto will be left off of the ballot for governor this fall, which will be a relief to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election team. It’s also a sad commentary on the way we treat minor parties in this state, and how the two-party monopoly squeezes out much-needed competition.
August 15, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | August 15, 2014 5:30am
The headline last week in The New Canaan Advertiser caught my eye. With a mixture of bemusement and bravado, the paper declared, “Red Canaan: Last Connecticut town with GOP majority.” And at 51 percent, it’s a bare majority, at that.
July 9, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | July 9, 2014 5:30am
With less than a month left to petition onto the gubernatorial ballot, third party candidates Jonathan Pelto and Joe Visconti both say they’re confident they will collect the requisite 7,500 signatures.
June 25, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 25, 2014 5:12pm
June 21, 2014
by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2014 2:36pm
(Updated 9 p.m.) The members of the Working Families Party were reminded Saturday at a union hall in Wallingford why they endorsed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy four years ago. They also heard from two of his potential opponents about why Malloy doesn’t deserve another four years.
June 20, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 4:16pm
Former Gov. John G. Rowland’s campaign corruption case was transferred Friday to a federal court judge who has recently handed down lengthy prison terms in campaign corruption cases.
by Christine Stuart | June 20, 2014 11:42am
June 19, 2014
by Christine Stuart | June 19, 2014 12:06pm
State election regulators have dismissed a Newington attorney’s complaint that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was a candidate long before he declared his re-election campaign at the end of March.
June 17, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 17, 2014 1:24pm
Federal prosecutors asked a judge this week to deny former Gov. John G. Rowland’s request to dismiss campaign corruption charges against him. Prosecutors called Rowland’s arguments “unconvincing,” but said he could make them to a jury.