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Here’s an update on a story we did a couple of years ago about an apparent conflict of interest involving a state legislator and his influence over an agency that directed hundreds of thousands of dollars to a non-profit he operated. The...
Tags: Punishment, Values, Ethics, Long Island, Public Officials
The Hartford CourantThree short items this week: How many essential vs. non-essential state employees were working, or not, during Hurricane Sandy; an ethics fine is announced Friday against a state legislator, three days after he's re-elected; and a Fifth Amendment claim by...
It may already be too late — 12 years too late. Connecticut environmental officials say new tests on weak and dying Long Island Sound lobsters show traces of pesticides used to kill West Nile virus mosquitoes. That came as a shock for them. They'...
The Hartford CourantThe Connecticut House of Representatives late Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure repealing the state's seldom-used death penalty after more than 9 1/2 hours of often gut-wrenching debate. Senate Bill 280 cleared the House 86-62, a...
Tags: Criminals, NAACP, Prisons, T.R. Rowe, Republic of Ireland
State Legislature: 2012 Session Opens With Malloy Proposing Education Reform, Pension Funding ChangesThe Hartford CourantHARTFORD — Gov.Dannel P. Malloyopened the 2012 legislative session Wednesday with plans for education reform, pension funding changes and the largest increase in funding for affordable housing since Gov. William A. O'Neill was in office more than 20...
Tags: Small Businesses, ShopRite, Democratic Party, Teachers, Business
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now. Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
Capitol Bureau ChiefVeteran politicians with long tenures in their towns are supposed to cruise to victory with little opposition. That's one reason voters sometimes push for term limits — as incumbents rarely face serious challenges. But that's not the case this...
As if oysters on the half-shell aren't pricey enough, oystermen say the appetizer could soon force the shellfish lover to "shell out" more to slurp them down. Governor Jodi Rell proposes to charge Connecticut commercial shellfishmen a $1 tax...
Jan 15, 2013 |Story| WTXX-LTV
Nov 10, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Jul 25, 2012 |Story| WTXX-LTV
Apr 11, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Feb 8, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jan 24, 2012 |Story| Hartford Courant
Aug 3, 2008 |Story| Hartford Courant
Jul 23, 2008 |Story| Associated Press
Feb 27, 2009 |Story| WTIC-LTV
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