| Jun 19, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy Wednesday signed into law legislation that good government types are warning will bring "an influx of 'dark money' into our political system."
In other words, welcome back Corrupticut.
Malloy issued a statement blaming his action...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 3:49 PM
A little-noticed bill, given final approval by legislators on June 4, could reinstate the disputed pension of controversial East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. – who made national news in 2012 by saying he might have some tacos on the day four of his...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on May 31 reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory in a 2003 class action lawsuit against ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan.
The appeals panel of...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 1:55 PM
A pack of rabid middle-of-the-roaders is lurking in the political underbrush, hoping to feast on the carcasses of our suicidally partisan Republican and Democratic national parties.
These "Americans Elect" dudes are attempting to create an Internet-based...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:21 PM
East Haven Mayor Joseph “Taco” Maturo may well have shot off his own political cojones with his answer to a question about what he planned to do for Latinos in the wake of his town’s police brutality/racial profiling scandal.
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy's estimate of pension savings over 20 years was wrong by $3.1 billion, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office said Friday.
Malloy had announced that the state would save $4.8 billion over 20 years from a negotiated deal last...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:04 PM
After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, state Rep. Terry Backer said Tuesday that he will run for re-election if he keeps feeling as good as he does now.
Backer, a Stratford Democrat who is among the longest-serving legislators, was looking...
| Sep 12, 2012
Randy Edsall had his one-liner as ready as that inside handoff on first down that used to go for 2 yards and a cloud of vanilla.
"We'll try to keep it brief so you guys can get to lunch," The Deserter said. "I know you're all waiting to get your lunch...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 10:06 AM
Connecticut residents can best serve themselves and the nation by sending people to Congress who can help break through the paralytic gridlock in Washington to forge sensible policy. In the Republican primary for the 5th Congressional District seat, the...
| Aug 12, 2012
Because Tuesday is primary day in Connecticut, The Weak in Review is departing from its usual Weak format to offer endorsements of candidates seeking party nominations for Congress and the Senate. The Weak urges all voters, eligible or otherwise, to go to...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Political party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...