Asked about former state Sen. Ernie Newton, a convicted felon, winning the Democratic Party nod in Bridgeport, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy resisted getting involved.
“It’s a local issue,” he said.
But Malloy was game to take a dig at another convicted felon who has re-entered the public spotlight after exiting prison — former Gov. John G. Rowland.
“He’s not on the radio with a radio show so ummm…” he said of Newton, a not-so-side reference to Rowland’s radio program on WTIC-AM. “The thing about a radio show is that people can decide not to listen, which surely I do.”
Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.