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  • Commissioners Told To Cooperate On Food Stamp Fraud

    Commissioners Told To Cooperate On Food Stamp Fraud
    — Saying that "many'' state employees may be involved in food stamp fraud, the governor's legal counsel told all department heads Monday that they must cooperate with state investigators, as well as state and federal prosecutors. More than $12...
  • Illinois ex-governor gets 14 year sentence - a far cry from Rowland's corruption penalty

    Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich just got 14 years in prison for his corrupt crimes in office – which is a hell of a lot more than our felonious former Gov. John G. Rowland’s modest 10-month sentence. But then Rowland never put up a U.S....
  • Attorney: Delay Malloy Food Stamp Hearings

    Attorney: Delay Malloy Food Stamp Hearings
    Insisting that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is rushing to judgment, an attorney is asking the state to declare a moratorium on all disciplinary hearings for state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits after Tropical Storm Irene. Rich...
  • Plenty of outrage over East Haven racial profiling scandal, and plenty of blame for state leaders who let it happen

    Plenty of outrage over East Haven racial profiling scandal, and plenty of blame for state leaders who let it happen
    East Haven’s racial-profiling scandal produced an abundance of outrage during a Connecticut Civil Rights Coalition news conference Wednesday, but maybe not enough of it was directed at the people who ultimately made the scandal possible. Oh,...
  • Is the CRRA's Garbage-Burning Plant Contributing to Hartford's Alarmingly High Rate of Childhood Asthma?

    Is the CRRA's Garbage-Burning Plant Contributing to Hartford's Alarmingly High Rate of Childhood Asthma?
    It was once considered a brilliant, environmentally friendly solution to a disgusting and ever-growing Connecticut problem. Three decades later, the quasi-state agency created to turn our trash into energy has a reputation pockmarked by mismanagement,...
  • Are the State's Watchdog Agencies and Public Campaign Financing all Doomed?

    Are the State's Watchdog Agencies and Public Campaign Financing all Doomed?
    The machinations of a General Assembly session can be ugly even in the best of times. Old scores get settled with the flick of a budget keystroke; backroom deals are brokered or broken; and political resentments give birth to rat-like clauses buried in...
  • Donovan's Feeble TV Ad, Political Ghoulishness, and Connecticut's Ethical Blind Spots

    Donovan's Feeble TV Ad, Political Ghoulishness, and Connecticut's Ethical Blind Spots
    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...
  • Foley Addresses 2 Arrests In Past

    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...
  • Pensions Paid To Guilty Officials

    Five convicted state officials who left office after pleading guilty to various crimes are cumulatively collecting nearly $100,000 a year in pensions paid by state taxpayers. That total could rise in the next few years, when former Gov. John G. Rowland...
  • Perez Resigns; Segarra Sworn In

    Perez Resigns; Segarra Sworn In
    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...
  • Senator Helped Wall Street Executive Get A Pardon In 2001

    A Washington, D.C., condominium deal between Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and a Wall Street executive whom Dodd later recommended for a presidential pardon has the state Republican Party chairman comparing the embattled senator to former Gov. John G. Rowland....
  • Rell Vetoes Bill To Abolish Death Penalty

    Rejecting calls for abolition, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed a bill Friday that would have repealed the death penalty in Connecticut. A longtime supporter of capital punishment, Rell said the ultimate penalty should be reserved for those who commit...