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January 29, 2015

Exonerated Man Gets $6M For 21 Years Behind Bars

by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2015 4:13pm

Hugh McQuaid File Photo A man wrongfully convicted of murder and rape received $6 million and an apology from Connecticut Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr.

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January 28, 2015

Attorney’s Notes Back Rowland Claim That Prosecutors Withheld Evidence

by Hugh McQuaid | January 28, 2015 1:23pm

CTNJ file photo Lawyers for a co-conspirator of former Gov. John Rowland cited notes Monday that aid Rowland’s claim that federal prosecutors withheld evidence before convincing a jury to find him guilty of campaign corruption.

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January 25, 2015

Blumenthal, Murphy Tackle Women’s Health

by Sarah Paduano | January 25, 2015 3:22pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy are going on offense with the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, seeking to put a stop to restrictive laws against women’s health care providers at the state level.

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January 23, 2015

Speaker Throws Support Behind Aid-In-Dying Bill

by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 1:24pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey had a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives referred to the Judiciary Committee this week rather than the Public Health Committee where it has stalled in previous sessions.

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January 22, 2015

Courant Seeks To Unseal Documents In Rowland Case

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2015 1:17pm

shutterstock The Hartford Courant is seeking a federal court’s permission to intervene to unseal documents in a sentencing dispute involving former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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Commission: Lawmakers Should Get A Raise

by Hugh McQuaid | January 22, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 4:29 p.m.) A state commission will recommend giving pay raises to elected officials, including the governor and members of the legislature, for the first time in 14 years.

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January 19, 2015

Sentencing for Rowland Co-Conspirator Postponed Again

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo A federal judge on Sunday indefinitely postponed the sentencing for a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 16, 2015

Jury Returns Split Verdict In Campaign Finance Case

by Hugh McQuaid | January 16, 2015 4:14pm

Hugh McQuaid photo HARTFORD — A jury reached a split verdict Friday in former state Sen. Ernie Newton’s corruption trial, finding him guilty of illegal campaign practices, not guilty of witness tampering, and reaching no verdict on two larceny charges.

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January 15, 2015

Former Lawmaker’s Fate In Hands of Jury

by Hugh McQuaid | January 15, 2015 4:59pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo HARTFORD — A jury began deliberating Thursday whether former Bridgeport Sen. Ernie Newton fraudulently obtained an $80,000 campaign finance grant by misreporting qualifying contributions in 2012.

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January 14, 2015

Supreme Court Considers Disclosing Records of Arsenic Murderess

by Hugh McQuaid | January 14, 2015 1:02pm

Wikipedia The public notoriety of a multiple murderer justifies the release of her medical records more than 50 years after her death, a lawyer for the Freedom of Information Commission argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court.

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