The campaign for a special prosecutor was led by Democrats, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who voted against the confirmation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein because the nominee would not commit to the appointment of a special prosecutor. But a steady stream of Republicans joined that campaign this week.
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim’s corruption conviction disqualifies him for public financing should he run for governor or other state office, the State Elections Enforcement Commission said in a preliminary ruling Wednesday. Ganim says he expects to appeal.
Another Wall Street credit rating agency, S&P Global Ratings, downgraded Connecticut’s bond rating Wednesday — the state’s third in the past four business days.
Connecticut’s legislators acted Wednesday for the second time in two years to require independent oversight of the millions of dollars in grants, loans, tax credits and other economic incentives extended to business, often a political flashpoint as states compete to attract and keep jobs.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump interviewed former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman Wednesday as a candidate to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, a White House official said.
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NEW LONDON — It began as a traditional commencement address, but by the end of his speech, President Donald Trump had turned it into a combination rally and commentary on his present adversity. “No politician in history – and I say this with great surety – has been treated worse or more unfairly,” Trump said.
This past January, Connecticut lawmakers introduced two paid family and medical leave bills: Senate Bill No. 1 and House Bill No. 6212: An Act Concerning Earned Family and Medical Leave. The legislation passed through the Labor Committee successfully in March, but since then supporters of paid family leave have anxiously awaited further action from the Assembly. With less than a month to go before Connecticut legislators adjourn for the summer, Connecticut citizens need to demand that our representatives take action on these bills and pass paid family and medical leave in Connecticut.
There’s more than one kind of political leverage. There’s the kind you pull in the legislative process: bargaining, horse-trading, quid pro quo. There’s the kind you pull in swaying public opinion to pressure counterparts into dealing. Dick Blumenthal knows the difference.
Jim Redeker has the best job in transportation. And the toughest. As Commissioner of Transportation for Connecticut for the past six years, he’s guided the agency through hundreds of millions of dollars in spending while managing three competing taskmasters: his boss, Gov. Dannel Malloy… the legislature, which controls his budget… and commuters / drivers who depend on his product. Redeker has successfully managed all three.
With TV ads and ferocious lobbying on both sides of the issue, it’s unclear whether any legislation to help out the Millstone Nuclear Power Station will survive this legislative session. A delay in the release of an updated state energy strategy isn’t helping matters.