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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...
  • 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,...
  • Republicans Agree – And Clash On Gun Control

    BROOKFIELD — During a two-hour debate Sunday evening, Republican gubernatorial candidates jockeyed for the chance to face expected Democrat nominee Dannel P. Malloy in November's election, differing sharply on gun control. The candidates agreed...
  • Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver?

    It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
  • Haar: In Oval Office, Leonardi Tries To Defuse Obamacare Issue

    Two big issues dogging the rollout of Obamacare have come into focus this week as the Connecticut insurance commissioner met with President Obama on the sticky question of insurers dropping health plans, and the state's exchange gave a breakdown that...
  • New Gun Law Exposes State GOP Divide

    The historic votes on gun control during the last few weeks — in the General Assembly and in the U.S. Senate — have exposed deep fissures among Connecticut Republicans strugging to define their moderate brand of politics. Some Republicans...
  • 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...
  • Balancing State's Books With Borrowing Irresponsible

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took to the airwaves this week, insisting on radio station WNPR that "we're going to end up with a very good budget, a very sound budget, that continues us down the path to restoring fiscal health in the state of Connecticut." Good...
  • No Wrongdoing Here, Just Some Distractions

    You pay attention to the wrong things. That's what three politicians claimed when caught in betrayals of the public interest in the past two weeks. With no credible explanation for their bad acts, each branded their controversy a "distraction" as they...
  • Republican Hopefuls Will Jostle For Contributions, Legitimacy

    Four Republicans who have their eye on the 2014 race for governor are making their way to the starting gate. The next four months may narrow the field for the contenders who rely on taxpayer funds to finance of their campaigns. State Sen. Toni Boucher...
  • '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...