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  • Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising

     Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising
    Arguably the biggest "pay-to-play" controversy of the current gubernatorial campaign detonated last Dec. 4 with The Courant's revelation that Northeast Utilities Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. May, had asked about 50 company managers to contribute money to help Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win re-election.
  • Will companies go wild on campaign spending?

    When it comes to spending big money on national elections, the rhetoric goes, corporations are about to walk through the swinging saloon doors of a new era in campaign finance with their checkbook holsters packed and ready for a Wild West-like shootout....

    Emails that can really make you cringe

    I consider myself a tolerant guy, but I must admit I'm getting a bit riled up these days by some emails that have found their way to my inbox. There are the emails I expect this time of the year, from Florida politicians seeking money and a vote. I never...

    Newton: The City Council's casual hypocrisy

    Newton: The City Council's casual hypocrisy
    "We are not final because we are infallible," the great Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in 1953, "but we are infallible only because we are final." Jackson was among the most eloquent justices ever to serve on the high court, and perhaps the...

    Smartphoning campaign donations

    Smartphoning campaign donations
    Something strange is happening: a California state agency is developing an innovative, user-friendly idea that can be implemented easily and quickly. It's creative and, so far, non-controversial. And it can become a reality without the governor or...