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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up To Families

     Secretly Drafted Bill Would Leave Release of Some Newtown Investigative Records Up To Families
    A secretly drafted bill to block release of photos, tapes of 911 calls and death certificates related to the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre could be acted on in the General Assembly as early as the end of the week, officials said Wednesday....
  • McKinney Not Worried That Anti-GOP Feelings Will Spill Over Into Connecticut Race for Governor

    The fact that a small minority of Tea Party Republican conservatives in Congress have shut down the federal government isn't playing well with the American people and has lots of GOP leaders worried about their party's future. Connecticut state Senate...
  • 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...
  • Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown

    Malloy Signs Bill To Withhold Homicide Photos, Other Records, After Newtown
    The state Senate and House, after short debates, voted overwhelmingly early Wednesday to approve a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims and some other records in reaction to the Newtown school massacre. The Senate took up the...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • 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'...
  • John McKinney First To Jump Into Race For Governor

    Consider Connecticut's 2014 campaign for governor officially underway. Really. John McKinney, veteran Republican leader in the state Senate, notified reporters with an emailed press release this week that he would be a candidate for his party's...
  • Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House

    Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House
    By the slimmest of margins, the Senate on Saturday approved a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 18-18, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tipping the balance with the tie-breaking vote. After years of false...
  • State Sen. Thomas Gaffey Charged With Larceny, Says He Will Resign

    State Sen. Thomas Gaffey Charged With Larceny, Says He Will Resign
    State police arrested influential state Sen. Thomas P. Gaffey, D- Meriden, on larceny charges Monday, accusing him of double-billing the state and his political action committee for expenses associated with attending legislative conferences throughout the...