February 24, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am
The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.
February 22, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 5:30am
He was just one of many Tuesday left by themselves under a fluorescent light in a small cell with a bunk, but unlike the estimated 80,000 inmates nationwide in solitary confinement, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, was able to leave after two hours.
February 16, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am
WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.
September 23, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | September 23, 2016 4:29am
Two stories surfaced last week that shed light on the way state government operates and the low regard some officials have for those who act as watchdogs for the people.
September 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 2:32pm
After attempts by the Office of State Ethics to get information about unvested stock options held by Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s husband fell flat, the commissioner announced Thursday that she would recuse herself from review of the Anthem-Cigna merger.
September 13, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2016 4:30am
The U.S. Department of Justice may be seeking to block the merger between Anthem and Cigna, but with no ruling in sight until 2017, the Office of State Ethics continues to pursue financial information from Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine Wade.
August 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 4:31pm
August 18, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 4:18pm
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 4:30am
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 4:30am
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.