NEW HAVEN -- A jury in U.S. District Court convicted former Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday on charges arising from what the government described as a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.
The Republican Governors Association has put another $610,020 into its campaign to unseat first-term Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, raising its total spending in Connecticut above $2.1 million for 2014, according to a filing early Saturday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Costs to buy insurance through Connecticut’s health insurance exchange won’t, on average, rise much next year. For some plans, the prices are dropping. But some customers who get financial aid to buy their insurance could see price increases beyond the rise in sticker price if they stick with their current plans.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s Democratic senators split Thursday over legislation that would give the Obama administration authority to arm and train Syrian rebels, but the measure won approval in the Senate on a bipartisan, 78-22 vote.
Here is a breakdown of the seven-count indictment against former Gov. John G. Rowland. A jury in U.S. District Court deliberated for about 90 minutes Thursday and resumed their work at 9 a.m. Friday. Continue Reading →
NEW HAVEN – The case against former Gov. John G. Rowland went to the jury at 3:37 p.m. Thursday after a day of argument about whether Rowland, the political wunderkind who became a felon, conspired to illegally hide work for a congressional candidate by accepting a consulting contract from her husband’s company. Continue Reading →
Saying he is an “activist” who would not interpret the law without bias, a key Republican lawmaker led GOP opposition Thursday to the nomination of New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden as a U.S. District court judge for Connecticut. Nonetheless, Bolden’s nomination was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line 10-8 vote. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District was the only member of Connecticut’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels. Continue Reading →
Black and Hispanic Connecticut residents were disproportionately likely to be uninsured before the rollout of the federal health law, and new data suggest that the first sign-up period for coverage under Obamacare made a dent in that disparity. Continue Reading →
The federal government Wednesday awarded Connecticut a competitive grant of $161 million toward replacement of the 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, a movable bridge whose failure in the open position halted Metro-North and Amtrak traffic twice this year on one of the busiest rail corridors in the U.S. Continue Reading →
The University of Connecticut outlined its significant impact on the state's economy in a report released Wednesday, but it immediately became the center of a partisan dispute in Connecticut’s gubernatorial campaign. Continue Reading →
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NEW HAVEN – The defense in the John G. Rowland trial rested Wednesday without calling the former governor, whose resignation and subsequent guilty plea to corruption charges in 2004 rendered him a risky witness in his own defense. Closing arguments will be made Thursday. Continue Reading →