| Oct 21, 2011
| 10:59 AM
Two well-known politicians will be among the guests this Sunday on "The Real Story'' on FOX CT.
State House Speaker Christopher Donovan will be speaking about his run for Congress in the 5th District, which stretches from his hometown of Meriden to...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:12 AM
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....
| Jun 21, 2012
| 11:39 AM
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.
| Jun 22, 2012
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...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 9:20 AM
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...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:01 PM
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.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 5:55 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Urbanites hoped that because he had been mayor of what is arguably the state's most successful large city, Gov. Dannel Malloy would bring some of the Stamford mojo to the Capitol — be a friend and champion of the state's large and mid-sized cities....
| 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...