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  • Elizabeth Esty: 'A Problem Solver'

    Elizabeth Esty knew her vote could cost her the next election. As a freshman state lawmaker in 2009, Esty stepped into the center of the emotional debate over whether to abolish the death penalty. The issue was especially crucial for Esty because she...
  • Grand Jury's Probe Into House Leadership Office Drags On

    The recent release of subpoenas served last fall was a reminder that the federal grand jury investigation into what is loosely called the Donovan scandal is still percolating under the surface. Indeed, it's taken a new and troubling turn in its search for...
  • Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control

    Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
  • Sequester's Looming Meat Ax Coming At Connecticut

    Sequester's Looming Meat Ax Coming At Connecticut
    Deficit-hawk Republicans say the $85 billion across-the-board budget cuts that begin Friday under the sequester banner, unless Congress regains its senses, won't make much of an impact on a $3.5 trillion budget. They're wrong. It could cost thousands,...
  • Esty Wins, Roraback Concedes After Tight Race For 5th Congressional District

    Democrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory. Esty said that super PACs had spent...
  • Elizabeth Esty

    Party: Democrat Birth date:  Aug. 25, 1959 Birthplace:  Oak Park, Ill Current residence: Cheshire Education:  Harvard, Yale Law School, J.D. Elected office:  Cheshire Town Council, 2005-08; General Assembly 2009-11 Website:
  • Working Families Party Swallows Hard and Cross-Endorses Esty

    Connecticut's cross-endorsement frenzy continued Friday as the Working Families Party decided (very reluctantly) to back Democrat Elizabeth Esty in the 5th Congressional District race. WFP types gave up on their vision of backing state House Speaker...
  • Donovan Bows Out, But Story's Not Over

    Donovan Bows Out, But Story's Not Over
    Chris Donovan's withdrawal Thursday as the Working Families Party candidate in the 5th Congressional District put the finishing touch on the state House speaker's star-crossed quest this election year to move up a notch. It didn't write finis to the...
  • Speaker Donovan Juggles Unions, Fundraising

    The General Assembly will strain to look productive during the three months of its regular session this year. By their own design, the Democrats who run the House and Senate will not be required to make difficult spending decisions. Last year they gave...