| Jun 19, 2012
| 10:54 AM
It's a lovely word that conjures up nightmare visions of vast sums of taxpayer money squandered by political idiots or crooks. A dictionary definition calls it "a wasteful or impractical project often involving graft."
Which leads us, not...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Office of State Ethics has quietly destroyed a quarter-century's worth of public records concerning the finances of present and former public officials, drawing a protest from the head of an open-government group who says the thousands of shredded...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One fear we harbor about our dopey Aug. 14 primary date is that freakishly low turn-out will produce a winner who is some kind horrific political mutant.
This summer, in the 5th District, that fear is abated by the growing realization that pretty much...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:41 AM
There he was, looking earnest and working class in his shirt sleeves, hoping to somehow salvage what has become a Titanic of a political campaign, post-iceberg.
Christopher Donovan’s new TV ad has him talking about how he’s fired several...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:12 PM
In the end, he decided to pretend. Politicians will do that, trumpet that something is different than we know it to be. It's not what we expect in so many large doses from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who revels in his reputation for rude candor. The state's...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:52 AM
For much of his life, Dannel Malloy has been an avid fan of hockey and rugby.
Both rough-and-tumble sports are highly physical and require quick movements, sharp elbows and fast decisions. A rugby player for 22 years, Malloy finally quit when his...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Connecticut, one of the richest states per capita in the union, just can't seem to get on the plus side of the budget ledger.
It's past time that it did.
Despite a special session of the General Assembly called in December to eliminate a projected...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
"I want to say I'm truly sorry for the mistakes I've made in my life," said former state Sen. Ernie Newton as he campaigned to regain his old seat last May. Those mistakes were spelled out in the corruption charges that landed Newton in prison in 2005....
| Jun 25, 2010
Thomas C. Foley, the Republican gubernatorial front-runner who faces an Aug. 10 primary for his party's nomination in the November election, twice has been the subject of allegations - in 1981 and about 12 years later - that he either rammed another...
| Jun 23, 2011
December 1989: Suit filed
The Connecticut Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union's Children's Rights Project file a class-action lawsuit against Gov. William O'Neill and the state Department of Children and Youth Services. The suit...
| Jun 26, 2010
After a week of uncertainty about when Mayor Eddie A. Perez would resign following his conviction on corruption charges, the transition occurred Friday in the span of a minute.
Pledging to change the way city government is run, Pedro Ernesto Segarra, the...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:42 PM
Republican Tom Foley conceded the gubernatorial election Monday to Democrat Dannel Malloy, saying that various problems with voting in Bridgeport were not enough to overturn the outcome of the race.
The official results show that Foley lost by more...