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Gaffey to resign, plead guilty in PAC case

State Sen. Thomas P. Gaffey, D-Meriden, agreed today to plead guilty to misdemeanor larceny charges in connection with double-billing travel expenses, which covered the cost of a girlfriend accompanying him to legislative conferences. He will resign his seat in the General Assembly. Gaffey, 51, a senior member of the Senate and the co-chairman of the […]

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Towns wary of a budget shell game by the state

Connecticut’s cities and towns made it clear Monday they’re guarding against the traditional shell game state government has employed in past fiscal crises – shielding assistance in high profile programs while stripping funding from lesser ones. And this year’s game has a new wrinkle after many state officials campaigned this past fall on a pledge […]

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Malloy reappoints Vets commissioner

Gov.-elect Dan Malloy today said he intends to keep on Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s well-regarded commissioner of Veterans Affairs, Linda Schwartz. “With her experience as a veteran and a nurse, Commissioner Schwartz brings first-hand knowledge to the job that few others have,” said Malloy, who becomes governor Wednesday. “Her dedication to improving the lives of […]

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Neighboring guvs cut their own pay

Three days on the job and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already taken a whack at the state’s budget deficit: He’s promised to cut his pay–and the salaries of top aides–by 5 percent. Returning $8,950 from his $179,000 salary may not seem like much, but analysts say it’s likely a precursor to efforts to […]

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Statement of Thomas P. Gaffey

“It is with profound sadness and deep regret that I have decided, despite having recently been reelected to my ninth term  as the State Senator from the 13th District (which includes Meriden, Middletown (part) and Cheshire (part)), that I will exit from the political arena and will not take the oath of office on January 5, […]