January 23, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | January 23, 2015 8:29am
January 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2015 12:44pm
(Updated 6 p.m.) Despite having publicly apologized for his transgression, State Rep. Brandon McGee said Tuesday that he has received death threats from Facebook users since a photo showing his BMW parked illegally in a handicapped spot began circulating on the social networking site.
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January 9, 2015
by Sarah Darer Littman | January 9, 2015 8:00am
Dumping embarrassing news on the eve of a holiday is becoming a habit for the Malloy’s administration — and there’s been plenty of it to ring in the inauguration of his second term.
Late last Friday it was the release of the FUSE/Jumoke investigation report, which revealed financial mismanagement, nepotism, and misuse of public funds by a charter operator lauded by the Malloy administration. But the most disturbing part of this whole affair is that it reveals how millions of our taxpayer dollars are being handed out to private entities with little or no due diligence based on the recommendation of a closed, closely entwined loop of foundations, political allies, and corporate beneficiaries.
What investigating attorney Frederick L. Dorsey left out of his report, perhaps because he was hired by the state Department of Education, is how the department and the state Board of Education and so many others enabled Michael Sharpe in his unethical endeavors.
January 7, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 7, 2015 5:30am
January 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 1:08pm
Late Friday afternoon the state Education Department released a 99-page investigation by a special investigator it hired to look into the finances, governance, familial relationships, property, and operations of a Hartford charter school organization.
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.