Few things in life are as interesting and delicious to watch as the rehabilitation of a corrupt politician. When the mighty fall, they do one of two things: they either crawl under a rock and you hear from them only sporadically if at all (Richard Nixon, Philip Giordano); or they emerge from jail proclaiming their reformation and try mightily to regain the approval of the public, only to get in trouble again (John Rowland, Ernie Newton).
May 5, 2017
April 27, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — Earlier this week, Chris Mattei, the former federal prosecutor exploring a run for governor announced he wouldn’t accept lobbyist donations and invited other candidates to join him.
February 24, 2017
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 The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children.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
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 | Feb 16, 2017 10:29am
Posted to: Equality | Ethics | Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Wethersfield
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
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 | Sep 15, 2016 2:32pm
Posted to: Ethics
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
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
After criticism from lawmakers and good government groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration relented and restored the $183,000 they had proposed to cut from three watchdog agencies.
August 18, 2016
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.