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John G. Rowland

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  • Foleys Plead Guilty In Campaign Scheme Linked To Rowland

    Foleys Plead Guilty In Campaign Scheme Linked To Rowland
    HARTFORD — Businessman Brian Foley and his wife, former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, admitted in court Monday that they used a sham consulting contract with former Gov. John G. Rowland to pay him for secret political assistance to...
  • Rectify Scandalous Judicial Pension Rule

    When judicial nominees appeared before the General Assembly's judiciary committee last week, some lawmakers paid particular attention to New Haven attorney Anthony Avallone. That's in large part because he will turn 67 later this year. Assuming he's...
  • Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection. Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
  • Priorities For The Legislature's Short Session

    Priorities For The Legislature's Short Session
    The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do. Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...
  • Hold The Rebate Checks — Pay Down Debt Instead

    If Connecticut weren't deeply in debt, we'd be fine with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sending everyone a check. Who doesn't like a little extra money? But since the state is staring into a fiscal abyss, we'd rather the money be used to pay off debts or improve...
  • Another Capitol Scandal In The Making

    Now what? Just as the dust was settling on the last scandal involving the General Assembly, it looks as if we have another one in the making. Earlier this month, the federal investigation into the fundraising scandal surrounding former state House...
  • Is Connecticut Writing Off Big-Time Tax Delinquents?

    Is Connecticut Writing Off Big-Time Tax Delinquents?
    Connecticut officials routinely publish an annual list of this state's top tax dodgers. And for several years, the name of a high-flying developer and controversial buddy of our felonious ex-Gov. John G. Rowland appeared regularly at or near the top of...
  • Recalling A Hot Tub On A Trail Of Corruption

    We can't remind ourselves too often of what the powerful will do to sustain themselves in office when caught abusing their public trust. We mark the 10th anniversary of a remarkable saga in Connecticut politics. A decade ago last week, former Gov. John G....
  • No Secrecy For Connecticut Tax Evaders

    Whatever happened to Bob Matthews? That's what Connecticut taxpayers ought to be asking about the former New Haven businessman who, in 2010, appeared on a list of the state's biggest tax delinquents. At that time, Robert V. Matthews was said to have...
  • State House Republicans' Chief Of Staff Resigns Amid Investigation

    State House Republicans' Chief Of Staff Resigns Amid Investigation
    HARTFORD — State House Republicans' chief of staff George Gallo resigned Thursday amid a federal investigation into whether GOP legislative candidates were improperly directed to use a Florida direct-mail and printing company — which...
  • Connecticut's Story Key To Cultural Tourism

    Culture, tourism, placemaking and economic development are four concepts that belong together. Good public policy requires thinking strategically about their interrelatedness. Despite being one of only six states with abundant, on-the-ground and...
  • New Head Of State Police Has Background In Running Prisons

    New Head Of State Police Has Background In Running Prisons
    Dora B. Schriro, a respected lawyer who has spent most of her career running prisons in New York City, Arizona and Missouri and who has never served as a police officer, was named Monday as state police commissioner. Schriro was the only candidate...