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  • Connecticut's political scene is turning to the wild and wacky side

    Connecticut's political scene is turning to the wild and wacky side
    Oh ya, now we’re getting into the fun side of Connecticut politics. There’s state House Speaker Chris Donovan ducking and dodging ‘cause the top finance guy in his Democratic congressional campaign just got busted by the feds. Across...
  • An update on the aftermath of CRRA-Enron scandal that rocked Rowland's administration

    An update on the aftermath of CRRA-Enron scandal that rocked Rowland's administration
    In a story posted this week about ex-governor-ex-con-turned-radio-jock John Rowland and his declaration that the New Britain-Hartford Busway is a boondoggle, we cited some of the Rowland administration’s biggest boondogglish scandals. One of...
  • June 24, 2012

    June 24, 2012
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Pop goes the weasel! -- Dan O'Brien, Windsor This guy really knows how to dig himself a hole. -- Mark Lewis, Hartford Apparently, the hole's not deep enough! -- Marion Van Matre, Plainville Maybe Bill Murray can get rid of this...
  • Hartford City Councilor Luis Cotto says goodbye

    Hartford City Councilor Luis Cotto says goodbye
    Luis Cotto is ending his career as an upstart urban politician in Connecticut. For the past five years, representing the Working Families Party on the Hartford City Council, Cotto got down and dirty with everything from trying to stop racial profiling by...
  • 7/1/2012-Corrupticut USA

    7/1/2012-Corrupticut USA
    Thank God for Illinois. Why do I say that? Because if it weren't for them, Connecticut would be the most corrupt state in the union. As it is, we certainly have more corrupt politicians per square mile, mainly because Illinois is huge. John Rowland,...
  • Ex-con, ex-state Sen. Ernie Newton want to run again. Hope this doesn't start a trend.

    Former state Sen. Ernie Newton of Bridgeport is done with his felony prison time for what a judge described as basically putting his office up for sale. And now Ernie, who once called himself “a Moses to my people,” is planning to try to...
  • 11/20/2011-Ganim Leads The Way

    11/20/2011-Ganim Leads The Way
    Sometimes these politicians just hand you a cartoon. This is one of those times.   You have to hand it to ex-con ex-mayor of Bridgeport Joe Ganim. He knows how to land on his feet.    Joe Ganim, fresh out of the slammer, has started his own company...
  • Connecticut's rehabbed ex-con politicians: Wouldn't you rather they just went away?

    Connecticut's rehabbed ex-con politicians: Wouldn't you rather they just went away?
    Connecticut hasn’t done very well at some stuff lately (think job creation or restoring storm-downed power lines), but we’ve definitely got a talent for rehabbing ex-con politicians. First it was our felonious former governor, John G....
  • Rowland Calls For DSS Commissioner To Resign; Occhiogrosso Calls Rowland A Fraud

    Saying that “many’’ state employees may be involved in food stamp fraud, the governor’s legal counsel told all department heads Monday that they must cooperate with state investigators, as well as state and federal prosecutors....
  • Commissioners Told To Cooperate On Food Stamp Fraud

    Commissioners Told To Cooperate On Food Stamp Fraud
    — Saying that "many'' state employees may be involved in food stamp fraud, the governor's legal counsel told all department heads Monday that they must cooperate with state investigators, as well as state and federal prosecutors. More than $12...
  • Crime & Punishment: City of Waterbury in a battle over release of information regarding former Gov. John Rowland

    Crime & Punishment: City of Waterbury in a battle over release of information regarding former Gov. John Rowland
    In 2008, Waterbury officials assured us that hiring ex-governor John Rowland for a $100,000-a-year economic advisor gig, upon the end of his prison sentence for corruption convictions, was a good idea. Now, six months after Rowland left the job, the...