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Bradford to retire as public safety commissioner

Reuben F. Bradford, a former state trooper and NFL security director who is Connecticut’s first black public-safety chief, will retire Feb. 1 as commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the agency that includes the Connecticut State Police. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Bradford’s plans Thursday. Bradford, 67, returned to a demanding job in […]

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Merrill files papers for re-election campaign

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill created a candidate committee Wednesday, becoming an official candidate for re-election in 2014. Merrill said she once again will participate in the voluntary Citizens Election Program, which will limit her to maximum contributions of $100 in return for public financing. It was a low-key launch for the first-term Democrat. […]

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A psychiatrist’s diagnosis: Prosecutor’s report taught us nothing about Adam Lanza

Harold Schwartz, a Hartford psychiatrist and member of the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, is unimpressed with the Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky’s report on the Newtown school massacre.  In a piece published by the Huffington Post, Schwartz pushes back at those who say the answer to Newtown, if there is one, rests with the […]

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A Sandy Hook moment

Earlier this week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he is like a lot of people when it comes to the Sandy Hook tragedy. At times, he finds himself overcome, usually in private. One of those moments unfolded in public Friday. The trigger was a question about his plans to remember the anniversary of the Sandy […]

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Connecticut Democrats return questioned $10,000 contribution

The Connecticut Democratic Party is returning a $10,000 contribution from Edward Snider, the chairman of Comcast Spectacor, whose subsidiaries include Global Spectrum, a company that won a contract earlier this year to manage the state-owned XL Center and Rentschler Field. The decision Wednesday comes a day after Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, a candidate […]

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Rowland to press SCOTUS appeal dropped by Jepsen

Breaking with Attorney General George Jepsen and the Malloy administration, former Gov. John G. Rowland will pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court of a lower court’s ruling that the Rowland administration acted illegally to punish union members in 2003 with layoffs, his lawyer said Thursday. “Gov. Rowland and Marc Ryan have instructed us to […]

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Malloy to stay aggressive in fundraising

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was introduced Tuesday at the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday breakfast by a sponsor of the event and his political party: Rodney Powell, one of the Northeast Utilities executives who has made the gas-and-electric utility the biggest source of individual contributions to the Connecticut Democratic Party in 2013.