| Apr 4, 2015
| 5:12 AM
Many controversies that break out during political campaigns aren't resolved until after the election, but they often calm down in ensuing months as lawyers and regulators sort out the facts and issues.
It's just the opposite, though, with the State...
| May 23, 2015
| 2:23 PM
Founded in 1778, Connecticut's First Company Governor's Horse Guards still rides today as the nation's oldest cavalry unit in continuous service.
The horse troop escorted Gen. George Washington to a Revolutionary War meeting in Hartford with the French...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Six weeks ago, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy entered the Great Hall of the Connecticut General Assembly to deliver his biennial budget to lawmakers. Rhetorically, it was an excellent speech, full of lofty language and pleasing political platitudes. In practice,...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 8:55 PM
ALBANY — Before there could be Tennessee, there had to be Dayton. Before there can be a resolution on whether there will be a Final Four in Indianapolis in 2016, there was the small matter of getting to the Final Four in Tampa, Fla., in 2015....
| Mar 28, 2015
| 11:23 AM
It's a fine thing to be appointed by the governor as head of a state agency, because you can expect to serve four years or more at an annual salary typically from $130,000 to $180,000.
But it's finer still if, prior to being appointed, you've already...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The mask on the Malloy administration has slipped again. What an ugly face it revealed. How could it be otherwise when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy whacked $469,533 out of the state budget for Connecticut Honor Guard members to attend military funerals.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:38 PM
It was a busy week for traffic cops at Connecticut's dimly lit intersection of politics, business and money. The Courant's Ed Mahony reported on a gathering storm over a titanic battle among corporate moguls. Pershing Square Capital Management has been...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:46 AM
You've probably never heard of Peter R. Blum.
Despite a low profile, he's a high-powered state official — having spent the past quarter-century overseeing benefits paid to tens of thousands of ex-state employees in his role as chairman of the...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:18 PM
An odd thing happened after Eastern Connecticut Health Network asked the four big nonprofit hospital systems in Connecticut to send in takeover proposals.
"All of a sudden the phone rings," said Peter Karl, CEO of ECHN, the parent company of...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:54 PM
Cheer up, Porcupine. I've seen worse polls. On the other hand, when you're substantially less popular than assisted suicide, maybe it's time to take stock.
A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showed that more voters disapprove of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Faced with a $100 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year and a projected $1.3 billion deficit in the next, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget officials have proposed cutting millions in state spending on programs such as part-time jobs for needy...