NORTH HAVEN – While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Greenwich businessman Tom Foley both vowed Monday to spend heavily on transportation, neither gubernatorial contender outlined any plans to pay for these investments.
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NEW HAVEN – The government rested its case Monday against former Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of entering into a sham consulting deal with Apple Rehab to hide his status as a paid adviser to Lisa Wilson-Foley’s 2012 congressional campaign. Rowland's lawyer strongly hinted that his list of witnesses will not include Rowland.
More than a year after the state Department of Social Services changed its phone system, people who rely on it say it remains unacceptably difficult to reach a worker. Last month, callers looking to speak to a person waited on hold an average of 78 minutes. And 71 percent hung up first.
Lawmakers will try to leave Washington at the end of the week for the home-stretch of campaigning before Election Day. But before Congress recesses, it must first consider President Obama's request for authority to arm Syrian rebels. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and her Republican challenger, Mark Greenberg, avoided bashing each other in new TV campaign ads Friday, but Esty used a press conference to start another round in a heated exchange over a campaign e-mail dealing with ISIS and the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants. Continue Reading →
NEW HAVEN – Prosecutors offered evidence Friday aimed at undercutting former Gov. John G. Rowland’s claim that his $5,000 monthly fee from Brian Foley’s nursing home chain was for substantial work, not a means to hide his alleged status as paid consultant to the congressional campaign of Foley’s wife. And Andrew Roraback, a congressional candidate who says Rowland ambushed him on his radio show, told his story in court. Continue Reading →
The state agency that oversees benefits for 32,000 retired Connecticut teachers came under fire again Thursday from the state auditors. Among other things, it failed to keep track of $50 million owed to a retirement health care program throughout most of 2012 and 2013. Continue Reading →
Caseworkers for the Department of Children and Families have unreasonably high workloads and are looking for relief, which may come from the 81 new staff members stepping into their ranks, the department’s court-appointed overseer says. Continue Reading →
Another day, another poll -- and a dramatically different result. YouGov, an internet polling company among those used this year by the New York Times and CBS, reported Thursday that its latest survey of 1,808 voters found Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley locked in a dead heat, 37 percent to 37 percent. Continue Reading →
Black drivers were nearly twice as likely as white drivers to be stopped by police in Connecticut, and blacks stopped were twice as likely as whites to have their vehicles searched, according to a compilation of 360,000 traffic stops from Oct. 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014. A town-by-town report card will follow in January after analysis of a full year's data, adjusted for local factors such as commuting patterns Continue Reading →
Recently, the Mirror published an op-ed calling on Connecticut’s legislative delegation to reject H.R. 5078, the Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. As someone who represents the small businesses impacted by our runaway regulatory machine – I could not disagree more. Continue Reading →