| Sep 18, 2013
| 3:37 PM
While taking an unsubstantiated whack at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ethics on a Sunday public affairs show this week, Republican Tom Foley demanded that Mr. Malloy release his federal tax returns. That's a good suggestion, but it doesn't go far enough.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Connecticut's recovery from the economic recession is still painfully slow. The state's unemployment rate is above the national average at 8.1 percent. Residents' personal income growth declined 1.7 percent in the first quarter of the year, trailing all...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The Waterbury-Oxford Airport and the businesses there are getting some sweet state support, and we can only hope that this time around there's no hint of scandal attached.
Gov. Dannel Malloy announced Monday that the airport will be designated an...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Fifteen years ago, corrupt officials at the highest levels of state government were perverting their public trust for personal gain. That dark time, however, coincided with a golden age of federal corruption in Connecticut. Felons and the just did battle;...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:20 PM
"Dark Money." It sounds like something Lord Voldemort would use if he was looking to bounce Harry Potter from office, but it's the sort of cash magic that could end up making Connecticut's state and local political parties relevant again.
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:32 PM
In March of 2007, a 61-year-old West Hartford man sought to renew the pistol permit he had held for 25 years. But he balked when state police asked him to produce a birth certificate or passport as proof of citizenship — an enhanced requirement...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Three governors crisscrossed the state Monday, all looking to bolster their business strength, and no, there won't be a punch line here — other than the knockout that Texas Gov. Rick Perry and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard are trying to...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A court victory for 2,800 state employees laid off in 2003 will cost Connecticut taxpayers dearly.
The federal appeals court ruling will impose a big burden on any governor trying to negotiate with unions to ease a financial crisis.
Under the ruling, a...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan.
The appeals panel of...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 10:51 AM
The Democrat-dominated General Assembly has a funny way of "fine-tuning" Connecticut's reform-minded campaign finance laws.
Those laws, on the books since 2005 as a righteous reaction to the Rowland scandals, focused on getting tainted money out of...
| May 31, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Some Connecticut leaders must be ashamed. That can be the only reason they continue to conspire to diminish the state's worldwide reputation as a leader in freedom of information laws. Year after year, friends of liberty look to Connecticut for...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:00 PM
About a year ago, The Center for Public Integrity in Washington enlisted 50 journalists, including me, in a massive project measuring the degree to which state governments were accountable and open to public scrutiny.
To my surprise, Connecticut...