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July 10, 2014

Prosecutors: Rowland ‘Ambushed’ Candidate On Radio

by Hugh McQuaid | July 10, 2014 1:02pm

Christine Stuart File Photo Former Gov. John Rowland took money to conduct an on-air “political ambush” of a congressional candidate during Rowland’s live radio show on WTIC, federal prosecutors claimed in new court documents this week.

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July 8, 2014

Federal Judge Refuses To Dismiss Rowland Corruption Case

by Hugh McQuaid | July 8, 2014 2:57pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal judge declined Tuesday to throw out any of the seven counts against former Gov. John Rowland, denying a motion by his legal team to dismiss the campaign corruption allegations detailed in an April grand jury indictment.

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July 2, 2014

Republicans, Advocates React to Home Health Care Worker Court Decision

by Hugh McQuaid | July 2, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid Photo Republican lawmakers and advocates for disabled people called upon the state Tuesday to halt plans to collect union fees from home health care workers in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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June 20, 2014

Rowland Case Transferred To Tough-On-Corruption Judge

by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 4:16pm

Courtesy of the Cool Justice Blog Former Gov. John G. Rowland’s campaign corruption case was transferred Friday to a federal court judge who has recently handed down lengthy prison terms in campaign corruption cases.

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June 17, 2014

New England Governors Meet to Discuss Better Monitoring of Prescription Painkiller Trafficking

by Madeline Stocker | June 17, 2014 11:28pm

Madeline Stocker photo New England governors convened Tuesday in Massachusetts in an attempt to come up with a way to more effectively monitor cross-border prescription painkiller trafficking. The discussion was part of a strategy to stem a regional spike in heroin overdoses and abuse of other opioids.

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Prosecutors to Rowland: Tell It To A Jury

by Hugh McQuaid | June 17, 2014 1:24pm

Douglas Healey file photo Federal prosecutors asked a judge this week to deny former Gov. John G. Rowland’s request to dismiss campaign corruption charges against him. Prosecutors called Rowland’s arguments “unconvincing,” but said he could make them to a jury.

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June 16, 2014

Eighth and Final Veto

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2014 2:32pm

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Monday that would require any police department that hires an officer from another police department to reimburse the first department for the cost of training.

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Hearing on Detention of Jane Doe Canceled

by Christine Stuart | June 16, 2014 11:30am

A federal judge canceled a hearing Monday on a civil rights complaint against the state regarding its detention of a transgender teen.

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June 12, 2014

Victim Advocate Resigns

by Hugh McQuaid | June 12, 2014 5:18pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo The former Illinois prosecutor Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 months ago to be Connecticut’s Victim Advocate announced his resignation Thursday.

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Malloy Vetoes Fair Hearing & Neighborhood Assistance Bills

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | June 12, 2014 4:24pm

CTNJ file photo Advocates were disappointed Thursday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill that would give their clients a fair hearing with the Department of Social Services.

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