October 17, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 17, 2014 10:57am
Last Friday, I attended the funeral of a much-loved relative, a brilliant man who had a long, successful career as an international tax partner at a Big Four accounting firm. One thing that struck me while listening to a succession of moving eulogies, particularly as a political writer living in “Corrupticut,” was the number of times people used the word “integrity” in describing him.
Sadly, integrity is a trait that’s increasingly rare in politics. In fact, in the last 24 months, I’ve begun to despair that we will ever shed our state’s reputation for an ingrained culture of political malfeasance.
Integrity isn’t a partisan issue — or at least it shouldn’t be. I’m sick of hearing political figures decry corruption in the other party, while remaining silent about unethical folks in their own.
October 9, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | October 9, 2014 10:54am
September 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2014 12:55pm
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.
August 8, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | August 8, 2014 2:42pm
July 8, 2014
by Christine Stuart | July 8, 2014 4:30am
Last week, the Washington Post reported that former Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton was paid more than $251,250 to speak to 2,300 students at the University of Connecticut in April. The news has at least two gubernatorial candidates crying foul, while Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the foundation defended the decision.
June 20, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 3:16pm
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.
June 19, 2014
by Christine Stuart | June 19, 2014 11:06am
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 12:24pm
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.
April 22, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | April 22, 2014 4:30am
April 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 4:29am