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  • McKinney Wrong On Deputy Wardens

    I worked for the state of Connecticut for 39 years, starting as a correction officer and retiring as the commissioner of the Department of Correction, appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell and reappointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. I was taken aback reading a...
  • Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race

    Somers Campaigns As Outsider In Lieutenant Governor Race
    Uttered at every campaign stop and imprinted on all of her volunteers' T-shirts is a word that Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers has used to define her campaign. Outsider. The former Groton mayor is heading to a primary Tuesday...
  • Malloy Has Done Much On Jobs Front

    A recent poll suggests that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has not done enough to create jobs. Here are some facts. Connecticut has had the worst job creation record out of all 50 states since the mid 1990s. Govs. John Rowland and M. Jodi Rell served from 1995...
  • Malloy's Numbers Don't Add Up To Win

    Malloy's Numbers Don't Add Up To Win
    The tyranny of numbers has taken over the race for governor. Wednesday's Quinnipiac University poll of the contest found Republican challenger and former ambassador to Ireland Thomas Foley leading incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by six points....
  • Change Not Always Better

    I'm a mom of two with a blue-collar husband. I wasn't happy with increases in taxes and I'm not into politics. I didn't know Gov. M. Jodi Rell left the state facing huge debt. Any politician can say, "I'll never raise taxes," but those are empty...
  • Criminal Convictions Of Charter Schools Group's CEO Raise Questions, Officials Say

    Criminal Convictions Of Charter Schools Group's CEO Raise Questions, Officials Say
    Criminal convictions and past imprisonment of Michael M. Sharpe, the CEO of a charter school organization that receives millions in taxpayer funds, are worrying Hartford and state officials – who said Wednesday they hadn't known of his record and...
  • Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset

    Saving Capewell: Hopes Run High That New Plan Can Finally Turn An Eyesore Into An Asset
    Neighbors just south of downtown Hartford cheered when apartments and homes replaced a rundown public housing complex and when townhouses rose on a barren, vacant lot. But those improvements in the Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood are overshadowed by the...
  • Who should pay for governors' portraits?

    Who should pay for governors' portraits?
    Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s official portrait was unveiled this week in Memorial Hall in the State Library, raising the question of whether the state should continue to finance such memorials. The oil painting’s cost of $36,639 was paid for by the...
  • A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario

    A Governor's Portrait: Let's Picture A New Scenario
    The unveiling Wednesday of former Gov. M. Jodi Rell's official portrait in the state library is a reminder that a regular protocol needs to be established for paying for this legacy going forward. Two years ago, we were among those wondering why the...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...