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  • Does Foley Want A Redo? He Talks Of 'Wisconsin Moment'

    GREENWICH -- Tom Foley is back and hoping for a Republican turnaround that will become Connecticut's own Wisconsin moment. After coming within less than 1 percentage point of becoming governor in 2010, in Connecticut's closest gubernatorial election...
  • Tom Foley Declares Candidacy For Governor, Part 1

    Does anybody really think Tom Foley won't run for governor next year? The coy Mr. Foley, a Republican from Greenwich who was almost elected governor in 2010, would have us think he hasn't made up his mind. He announced this week that he was opening an...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor

    McKinney Becomes First Republican To Announce Bid For Governor
    Republican John McKinney, a veteran state lawmaker and a former congressman's son, declared his 2014 run for governor in a press release emailed to reporters at 7:33 Tuesday morning. It was a low-profile way to announce a high-stakes gambit: McKinney'...
  • Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions

    Legislative Task Force Leaders: No Pressure To Keep Up With N.Y. In Passing Post-Newtown Gun Restrictions
    General Assembly leaders, in announcing Tuesday the formation of a task force on the Newtown massacre, said they want to pass a major legislative response by the end of February but denied feeling pressured by New York state lawmakers' having already...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Governor Malloy Could Coast To Re-Election, Thanks to Republicans

    Governor Malloy Could Coast To Re-Election, Thanks to Republicans
    Last year, Barack Obama won reelection in spite of — not because of — his first term as president, and he had Republican hard-liners to thank for the victory. Connecticut's Dannel Malloy has to be hoping that same formula will rescue him. So...
  • The Housing Authority of New Haven is Turning a Regional Operation Into a Housing Empire

    The Housing Authority of New Haven is Turning a Regional Operation Into a Housing Empire
    The Housing Authority of New Haven has turned into something of a regional rescue squad in the last few years, sending staff to help out troubled public housing operations in Ansonia, Wallingford and Bridgeport. Of course, the HANH isn't doing it for...