| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:01 PM
Thank God for Illinois. Why do I say that? Because if it weren't for them, Connecticut would be the most corrupt state in the union. As it is, we certainly have more corrupt politicians per square mile, mainly because Illinois is huge.
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Name: David B. Panagore
Found at: Salute (Hartford)
Note: Mr. Panagore was the city of Hartford's chief operating officer. He was hired to be the city's director of development services by former Mayor Eddie Perez and was...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 4:08 PM
Attorneys for former Mayor Eddie A. Perez on Friday filed what is expected to be their final brief in the mayor's appeal of his criminal convictions before the case goes before a judge.
The attorneys repeated their argument that Perez's two criminal...
| Aug 3, 2012
When I see what's happening in Bridgeport and its desperate attempts to curb violent crime by enforcing a curfew, I think back to Hartford's misguided efforts four years ago.
The capital city was also throwing up its hands about how to respond to a...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:24 PM
When is a lobbyist not a lobbyist?
The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:05 PM
A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol.
The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Former Mayor Eddie A. Perez's lawyer reiterated his argument Tuesday that Perez's bribery and extortion cases should not have been combined, and that as a result the jury was unfairly prejudiced against Perez.
Evidence from both cases was shown to the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Mayor John DeStefano, an outspoken political survivor and the longest-serving leader in the city's history, smiled Tuesday as he reflected on his 10 terms leading the Elm City and seemed at peace with his decision against trying to make it to 11.
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Former Mayor Eddie Perez's appeal of his June 2010 convictions on bribery and other charges is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 10 a.m., according to an appellate court clerk.
Perez, 54, will appear in front of a three-judge panel, according to Rhonda Stearley-...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy nominated 15 new Superior Court judges Thursday, including prominent Republican Andrew Roraback among the familiar names in the political and legal worlds.
Many people had considered Roraback the Republican Party's best chance to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:08 PM
In the shadows of an ongoing multimillion-dollar renovation of the Fox Elementary School building on Maple Avenue sits a barely noticeable, fenced-off piece of land containing a few hundred graves and a handful of markers in varying stages of decay and...