October 15, 2014
by Luther Weeks | October 15, 2014 10:27am
When auditing town expense accounts, would it make sense to exempt some departments? When inspecting trucks, would it make sense to exempt school buses? When inspecting restaurants, would it make sense to exempt diners? Any exemption is an opening for errors to go undetected and an opportunity for fraud.
September 25, 2014
by Kristi Allen | September 25, 2014 10:56am
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
by John J. Woodcock III | June 25, 2014 12:54pm
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning primary loss is a “political version of the San Francisco earthquake,” in the words of Stuart Rothenberg, publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report.
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.