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  • Not Just Dems Taking State Contractor Money

    Lest you think that only Democrats take suspect campaign contributions from "principals" of companies that do business with the state, read Jon Lender's "Government Watch" column in last Sunday's Courant. Republican candidates for governor John McKinney...
  • If Boughton's Derailed, Will That Help Foley?

    Who is to blame for the breakup of the political partnership between Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Republican candidate for governor, and Heather Bond Somers, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor? Somers certainly instigated the political divorce...
  • Public Financing Race Consumes Candidates

    Connecticut's expensive public financing of election campaigns was intended to take the emphasis off money in politics. A candidate would raise a modest amount of money in small contributions of no more than $100 each and then dive into the honey pot of...
  • Like Political Entertainment? Sign The Petition

    Like Political Entertainment? Sign The Petition
    This could be a very entertaining summer, if you promise to do this: Any time anybody running for anything approaches you with a petition to get on the ballot, you must — after verifying that the person is neither a white supremacist nor a man-boy...
  • Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection. Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
  • Online Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy In Race For Governor

     Online Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy In Race For Governor
    Republican candidate Tom Foley is leading Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a new online poll that its sponsor acknowledges has shortcomings in its methodology and accuracy. The online poll found 42 percent of voters surveyed supported Foley, with...
  • Tougher Ethics Rules? Not For Our Legislators

    Connecticut feels today like a fun house where small looks big and short looks tall, fat is slim and upside down is right side up. Where but a fun house could we see gems like a 4 percent spending increase in the state budget called a cut, the end of a...
  • 'Someone Else' Edges Into Governor's Race

    Ali and Frazier fought three times and, in the last bout, each fighter ushered the other to the threshold of unbearable agony, so that when Frazier's corner threw in the towel before the 15th round, it was effectively speaking for everybody. That...
  • Mianus Bridge Anniversary Coincides With Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Roads, Bridges

    Mianus Bridge Anniversary Coincides With Gas Tax Hike To Pay For Roads, Bridges
    Thirty years ago today, on June 28, 1983, a section of the I-95 highway bridge 70 feet above the Mianus River in Greenwich collapsed, killing three people and seriously injuring three more. The tangle of mangled bodies and vehicles along the peaceful...
  • As Other States Make Progress On Gun Control, Connecticut Left Behind

    As Other States Make Progress On Gun Control, Connecticut Left Behind
    If any legislature in the country had the political momentum to quickly pass strong gun control laws this year it seemed that Connecticut did, where 26 children and women were killed in the Newtown school massacre Dec. 14. But as Connecticut legislators...
  • Time To Get The Bribes Out Of State Government

    Last week I testified before the General Assembly on a bill that would make it a crime for a public official or state employee to receive more than $1,000 from a state contractor, public employee union, lobbyist or a business that is paid to lobby for...