May 22, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2013 7:54am
It wasn’t a collective sigh of relief, but lawmakers at the state Capitol were glad to be free from the distraction created by a federal corruption trial that ended in a guilty verdict on Tuesday.
May 21, 2013
A jury deliberated for less than three hours on Tuesday before finding Robert Braddock Jr., the former finance director of Chris Donovan’s 2012 congressional campaign, guilty on all three counts of conspiring to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign donations.
(UPDATED 10 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — After staying out of the public eye for months, Chris Donovan re-emerged Tuesday outside a federal courthouse to reassert his innocence as a jury inside began to mull the fate of a former campaign aide accused of campaign finance corruption.
Instead of eliminating the statewide property tax on 90 percent of motor vehicles like Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed in February, a bipartisan commission created by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is looking at setting a statewide mill rate for property taxes on vehicles.
Lauded as a conservative hero for taking on the public employee unions in Wisconsin in 2010-11, Gov. Scott Walker reminded Connecticut Republicans on Monday that it’s possible to turn a blue state red.
May 20, 2013
Newtown mothers joined lawmakers and advocates Monday to support legislation that would streamline mental health services for children.
by Hugh McQuaid | May 20, 2013 1:47pm
Posted to: Legal
NEW HAVEN — The defense in the campaign corruption trial of Robert Braddock Jr. rested its case Monday in federal court without calling a witness or asking Braddock to take the stand himself.
An associate political science professor from the University of Hartford said Sunday that there is less cynicism among voters now than there was before Connecticut created its landmark public financing system.
May 17, 2013
NEW HAVEN — A federal witness testified Friday that the fundraising pressure was mounting last April as former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign headed into the last filing deadline before the Democratic convention.
The Hartford Police and three of the city’s trauma centers will join new sponsors Saturday, May 18, in what they hope will be largest gun buyback in Hartford to date.