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The Hartford CourantClues to how serious the federal investigation of corruption at the General Assembly is come from the reaction of state officials to routine requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Facts surrounding a list — that an official's...
The Hartford CourantThe General Assembly should consider limiting what qualifies under law for a waiver for competitive bidding on state contracts, state auditors John C. Geragosian and Robert M. Ward said in their annual report to lawmakers, released Friday. The law...
Tags: Republican Party, Lawyers, Laws, Waterbury, Kevin Rennie
The Hartford CourantFederal law enforcement agents visited the Legislative Office Building in October to examine the illegal intersection of legislating and campaign fundraising. What a dispiriting tale continues to unfold at the heart of state government. In mid October,...
Tags: Lawyers, Interior Policy, FBI, Elections, Kevin Rennie
The Hartford CourantDemocrat Elizabeth Esty won a nail-biter election in the 5th Congressional District as Republican Andrew Roraback conceded late Tuesday night after Democratic votes from the cities provided the margin of victory. Esty said that super PACs had spent...
The Hartford CourantElizabeth Esty knew her vote could cost her the next election. As a freshman state lawmaker in 2009, Esty stepped into the center of the emotional debate over whether to abolish the death penalty. The issue was especially crucial for Esty because she...
The Hartford CourantA high-ranking state Insurance Department official, who once served as the acting commissioner of the agency, has been paid not to show up at work since Aug. 10 — at the rate of $2,300 a week — during an investigation of alleged "harassment,...
The Hartford Courant"Politics is tough," Simsbury Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley observed as she conceded the 5th Congressional District party primary to state Sen. Andrew Roraback Tuesday night. A last-minute attack on second-place finisher Mark Greenberg revealed Wilson-...
The Hartford CourantPolitical 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?...
The Hartford CourantThursday's seven new arrests in the ongoing federal probe of Christopher Donovan's congressional campaign highlighted a widespread but oft-overlooked practice: elected officials transferring taxpayer-funded staff employees to campaign committees as they...
The challenges facing the next Congress are abundant. Members have to find ways to spur economic growth, but not at the expense of the environment. They must tax fairly and not waste money. They must start working together. In the Democratic primary...
The Hartford CourantFifth District Republican congressional candidate Andrew Roraback started cracking the code of rival Lisa Wilson-Foley's generous campaign contributions to Democratic U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy's first two campaigns for Congress in 2006 and 2008....
After more than 90 years since its closure, the House of Glunz is wiping the dust off of The Glunz Tavern and re-opening for business. The tavern, located at 1202 N. Wells St., was originally founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I and was a popular gather spot...
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