Connecticut’s former Republican state chairman, George Gallo, was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hartford to a year and a day in prison for taking kickbacks on campaign mailings he arranged as chief of staff to the state legislature’s House GOP caucus.
WASHINGTON – GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has a new target for his ire — other super-rich guys, the nation’s hedge fund managers. “I know a lot of bad people in this country that are making a hell of a lot of money and not paying taxes,. The tax law is totally screwed up.” he said.
"Notwithstanding the interim nature of this appointment, the President shall not be required to reference 'interim' in connection with his title as President of the CT Board of Regents," Ojakian's four-page contract reads.
BRIDGEPORT – It’s the question of Connecticut’s primary season: Can Joseph P. Ganim, a dozen years after his mayoralty here was unmasked as a racketeering conspiracy to shake down city contractors, regain the office he so memorably disgraced?
WASHINGTON — Connecticut has some of the worst traffic in the nation, with snarls that cost drivers about 20 gallons of wasted fuel and dozens of hours of lost time each year – and things are likely to get worse, a new report says.
All but one of Connecticut’s acute-care hospitals will have their Medicare reimbursement reduced in 2015-16 as a penalty for high readmissions of discharged patients, new federal data show. Continue Reading →
For those who gained coverage under Obamacare, learning to navigate the health care system can take more than an insurance card. This is the third in an occasional series of stories on health care issues in the wake of the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading →
AMHERST, N.H. -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrived here Monday to rally Hillary Clinton supporters, some of whom were plainly anxious to see the media move beyond the issue of how she handled emails as secretary of state. He also had to compete with an acrobatic dog. Continue Reading →
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WASHINGTON – With Sen. Richard Blumenthal emerging as a key swing vote on the Iran nuclear deal, Connecticut has become an advertising battleground for those at war over the agreement. Continue Reading →
With the Department of Motor Vehicles expected to continue struggling with long lines for a few more weeks because of a computer overhaul, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday he would extend deadlines for license and vehicle registration renewals until Oct. 10. Continue Reading →
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy confirmed Monday that he and others in his administration have met with General Electric and proposed some specific assistance to keep its headquarters in Fairfield, but he gave no details about his pitch. Continue Reading →
Brian Durand, an original member of the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, was named Monday as the governor’s new chief of staff, succeeding Mark Ojakian, who is leaving after nearly five years in the post. Continue Reading →
State lawmakers are still looking for a way to implement a sweeping and expensive law they passed five years ago to boost high school graduation requirements. Implementation has been delayed twice because of a lack of state and federal funding, and now some say the requirements are outdated. Continue Reading →
Discussion by members of a key oversight committee examining conditions at the state's juvenile jails centered on some fundamental questions: Do young people – many of whom have psychiatric needs and histories of trauma – leave better off than they came in? Can the facility’s problems be addressed through better staff training or programs, or are they symptoms of problems inherent in the jails? Continue Reading →
The Board of Regents for Higher Education voted Friday to name Mark Ojakian, the governor’s chief of staff, as interim president of Connecticut’s largest system of public colleges and universities. Continue Reading →
State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo’s office announced Thursday that a huge, decades-old backlog in finalizing state pensions should finally be alleviated over the next 18 months. And Lembo said a new automated system also would make it easier for state workers to research their future benefits. Continue Reading →
With the help of MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, a conservative think tank opened a small-government, anti-tax road show Thursday that marked the soft opening of the 2016 contest for the Connecticut General Assembly. Less clear was whether the event also was an early exploratory step by Scarborough toward a campaign in 2018 for governor or U.S. Senate. Continue Reading →