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  • Florida Man Charged With Mailing Death Threats To Gov. Malloy, Federal Judges

    HARTFORD - A 35-year old Florida man has been indicted for mailing numerous letters threatening death to 15 Connecticut residents, including two federal judges and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Garrett Santillo, 35, recently of Hollywood, Fla., appeared before...
  • Merrill: Election Reform Needed, But 'Political Will' May Be Lacking

    Merrill: Election Reform Needed, But 'Political Will' May Be Lacking
        HARTFORD – Right now, there’s no way to remove a local registrar of voters who screws up an election. There’s no way to force registrars to get training, and no way for the state to take over a persistently messed-up local...
  • Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension

    Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension
    Earlier this summer, Bob Brink paused for a memory from his first days in the General Assembly "A few weeks before I was sworn into office in 1998 … I took a walk around the Capitol and I stopped outside the House chamber. The curtains were...
  • PA Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to impose gift ban on appointees, executive branch employees

    PA Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to impose gift ban on appointees, executive branch employees
    HARRISBURG — A code of ethical conduct for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's transition team foreshadows something Wolf plans to impose on his first day as governor: a gift ban on his appointees and executive branch employees. It's called the "No, thank you"...
  • The American Monarchy: Will It Be King Jeb or Queen Hillary in 2016?

    The American Monarchy: Will It Be King Jeb or Queen Hillary in 2016?
    Get ready, because the coronation is coming. The first families of American politics are on a collision course, and one of them will be crowned in two years. As loyal subjects, we are watching it all happen in their realms. You don't need a crystal ball...
  • Edgar P. Silver, city circuit judge

    Edgar P. Silver, city circuit judge
    Retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Edgar P. Silver, whose career spanned both the law and politics, died Tuesday at Sinai Hospital after a brief illness, family members said. He was 91. "He was singularly the most extraordinary man I've ever met. He was...
  • Patricia M. Krehnbrink, homemaker, volunteer

    Patricia M. Krehnbrink, homemaker, volunteer
    Patricia M. Krehnbrink, a homemaker who was a longtime member and volunteer at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Anne Arundel County, died Wednesday at Heron Point retirement community in Chestertown. She was 91. The daughter of Carl Gordon Kirwan, a...
  • Unaffiliateds Could Help Republicans

    Unaffiliateds Could Help Republicans
    Connecticut Republicans consider Lowell P. Weicker Jr. — former governor, former U.S. senator and former Republican — an apostate and a nag because of his abiding support for open primaries. But Mr. Weicker, who has been clanging the cymbals...
  • Merrill Wants Election Reforms; Questions 'Political Will'

    Merrill Wants Election Reforms; Questions 'Political Will'
    HARTFORD — Right now, there's no way to remove a registrar of voters who messes up an election. There's no way to force registrars to get training, and no way for the state to take over a persistently dysfunctional local election system. After yet...
  • Hogan names ex-Senator Neall to transition team

    Hogan names ex-Senator Neall to transition team
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a widely respected former state senator to his transition team Wednesday, the same day experts warned that Maryland's budget will require about $900 million in belt-tightening. Hogan tapped Democrat Robert R. Neall, a former...
  • Republican Dan Sullivan wins Alaska Senate race, ousting Mark Begich

    One week after the midterm election, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan won the state's costly, hard-fought U.S. Senate contest, giving Republicans an eight-seat gain nationally with one race still to be decided. Sullivan was about 8,000 votes...