Monthly Archives: March 2014

Co-conspirators’ guilty pleas make John Rowland a target

Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from what they said was an effort to conceal $35,000 in payments to former Gov. John G. Rowland for help with Wilson-Foley’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2012. Rowland, now a host on WTIC-AM, was identified as a co-conspirator, meaning he’s the target of a federal corruption investigation for the second time in a decade. Continue Reading →

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A CT Mirror ‘Daily Briefing’ format change

Starting Tuesday, our faithful audience will notice a slight change in the “Daily Briefing” that appears in your inbox every weekday morning. In the past, you received the same format across your desktop, mobile device or tablet. Now, the “Daily Briefing” will be more mobile-friendly with larger text and excerpts appearing on your screen of choice. Continue Reading →

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Yes, Dan Malloy is running in 2014

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy let Connecticut voters in on the state’s worst-kept political secret Friday: He and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are running for re-election. The only surprise was the time and place of the announcement. With a wry smile, Malloy confirmed their candidacy in the atrium of the Legislative Office Building at the conclusion his monthly press conference. Continue Reading →

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It’s an ‘independent’ PAC, led by Tom Foley’s treasurer

A tangle of shared donors, consultants and a prominent Washington, D.C., law firm link Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley to two independent-expenditure groups, raising a question of illegal coordination should either group air ads to influence the 2014 race for governor. One, whose existence is not widely known, is led by Foley’s campaign treasurer. Continue Reading →

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