October 31, 2016
by Jack Kramer | October 31, 2016 11:00am
Eleven House of Representative and three state Senate candidates have either signed up or expressed an interest in signing a pledge to protect the Freedom of Information Commission.
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.
August 19, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 4:31pm
August 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 4:30am
Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.
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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.
August 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2016 12:32pm
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 26, 2016
by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2016 11:45am
July 18, 2016
by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 4:30am
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 21, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 12:10pm
The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.
June 10, 2016
by Sarah Darer Littman | June 10, 2016 8:00am
What a difference a decade makes. Back in 2004, when then-Mayor Dan Malloy was launching his first exploratory committee for governor, he called for “a fundamental change in our approach to government.” As the first official investigation into corruption charges against Gov. John Rowland continued, that Malloy said, “When government becomes a closed insider game this kind of stuff can play itself out.”