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Kevin Rennie

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  • Malloy Finds Revenue In Land Of Pretend

    Malloy Finds Revenue In Land Of Pretend
    The age of the Connecticut state employee suggestion box has ended. That was the notorious device Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used to balance a nearly $200 million gap budget gap in 2011. No one ever explained what the valuable suggestions were. With revenues...
  • Spying On Us, But Missing The Bombers?

    Most Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...
  • Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?

    Should Connecticut allow red-light cameras?
    State lawmakers are once again talking about legalizing cameras that would catch drivers running through red lights. Supporters say the cameras would make drivers more careful and roads safer. They also acknowledge that some municipalities would welcome...
  • Ritter's Lobbying Raises Questions

    When is a lobbyist not a lobbyist? The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
  • Courant's Sunday Pages Honored With National Award

    The Hartford Courant will be honored in October with a national award for its six-page Sunday Opinion section. The Association of Opinion Journalists, a nonprofit group of media professionals founded in 1947 as The National Conference of Editorial...
  • Vulnerable Malloy Should Keep Endorsement Feelings To Himself

    In recent days, Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy have endorsed state Sen. Toni Harp for mayor of New Haven. This is fairly unusual, but maybe it makes up for the fact that Harp did not initially endorse herself. No. She originally...
  • Tom Foley's charges: Blunder or brilliant?

    Tom Foley's charges: Blunder or brilliant?
    Republican Tom Foley, the party’s unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate in 2010 who is exploring a run in 2014, appeared on a talk show Sunday and began his thus-far-unofficial campaign by insinuating that the administration of Gov. Dannel P....
  • E-Shenanigans In The Malloy Administration

    State employees are supposed to use their public e-mail addresses — the ones that end in ct.gov — to conduct public business. But as Courant columnist Kevin Rennie reported last week, members of the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
  • Government Revealed — A Buyers' Market

    Chris Donovan wanted to be a congressman. Now he's the reluctant star of a federal court multimedia show on corrupt practices, featuring a colorful lineup of bums and goodfella wannabes. Donovan lost the congressional seat he wanted to Elizabeth Esty,...
  • Report: McMahon paid for Democrat Goldson's endorsement

    Report: McMahon paid for Democrat Goldson's endorsement
    Ah, Jesus. I liked Darnell Goldson. Liked. Now, not so much. The West Rock alderman was the oppositon to pretty much everything New Haven Mayor John DeStefano wanted. Sometimes, his criticism made him a pariah among his fellow aldermen, many of whom...
  • Democrat Scully To Gov. Malloy: DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty Must Go

    Former Senate Democrat spokesman Pat Scully, a consistently strong supporter of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, is calling for the governor to dismiss his hand-picked environmental commissioner, Dan Esty. In the blogosphere, Scully has been among the...