August 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 5:31pm
August 18, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 5:18pm
There is no law requiring presidential candidates to release their individual tax returns to the public, but Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Chris Murphy of Connecticut think there should be, especially if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t going to keep with the tradition.
August 17, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 5:30am
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.
Tags: Align Media, Voter Trove, Len Fasano, Dan Drew, Middletown
August 12, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | August 12, 2016 5:30am
If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled “Nixonian” or the equivalent. It’s sort of bad for your career.
August 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2016 1:32pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has been the focus of a state investigation in the past, seemed to be taking in stride them news of the latest federal grand jury probe into his 2014 fundraising efforts.
July 19, 2016
by Barth Keck | July 19, 2016 9:51pm
I’ve been thinking lately about a certain encounter I had with a student early in my teaching career.
July 18, 2016
by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 5:30am
Senate Republicans say Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade misled them about seeking guidance from the Office of State Ethics and they want the Freedom of Information Commission to penalize her for failing to turn over hundreds of documents related to their FOI request.
June 30, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 30, 2016 6:58pm
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo added his name Thursday to a growing list of advocates and officials asking Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade to recuse herself from reviewing the Anthem-Cigna merger.
by Steve Majerus-Collins | June 30, 2016 5:30am
Though a U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that overturned the corruption conviction of a former Virginia governor raised questions about whether state efforts to clean up its government could prove vulnerable, it appears the ruling’s focus has little direct bearing on Connecticut’s statutes.
June 24, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | June 24, 2016 5:29am
In all the years I’ve been writing about government, I’ve never been able to answer one question: why are otherwise smart people so blind to their own conflicts of interest?