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Three years of judicial appointments by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy

SUPREME COURT Judge Lubbie Harper, Jr.* Andrew J. McDonald Carmen Espinosa Richard A. Robinson* * Harper  retired and was succeeded by McDonald. Robinson is awaiting confirmation. APPELLATE COURT Carmen Espinosa* Michael R. Sheldon Christine E. Keller  Espinosa was later appointed to Supreme Court. SUPERIOR COURT  Sybil Richards Leeland J. Cole-Chu Anna M. Ficeto Donna Nelson […]

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McKinney says Democrats took $10,000 from contractor in ‘pay to play’

On a day when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the only standard for Democratic Party’s fundraising should be the law, a Republican gubernatorial candidate accused Democrats of breaking campaign finance rules by accepting a $10,000 contribution from Edward Snider, the chief executive officer of Comcast-Spectacor, whose subsidiary manages the XL Center and Rentschler Field.

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Risking second guessing, Jepsen opens negotiations in union case against Rowland

Attorney General George Jepsen’s decision Monday to withdraw his U.S. Supreme Court appeal and accept an invitation to open settlement negotiations with state employee unions over their claim for damages against former Gov. John G. Rowland won immediate praise from the public-sector unions that have been cool if not critical toward the first-term Democrat.

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Larson doesn’t sign release slamming UnitedHealthcare

The entire Connecticut House delegation — except for U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District — praised U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill Friday for putting a temporary stop to UnitedHealthcare’s intent to drop 2,200 doctors from its Medicare Advantage plan. The UnitedHealthcare proposal would affect tens of thousands of older Connecticut residents who would lose their doctors.

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Unions, Malloy negotiate comp time for Sandy Hook responders

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy disclosed Wednesday that his administration concluded negotiations last week for a one-time Sandy Hook benefit that will provide 40 hours of compensatory time to an undisclosed number of state workers who were “directly and significantly involved” in the response to school massacre of 26 women and children on Dec. 14, 2012.

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Downplaying deficit raises concerns among Malloy’s base

In an effort to shield himself from his Republican rivals, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy may have raised some new concerns about state finances among his political base. The Democratic governor’s budget office demonstrated how a major budget deficit after the 2014 election could be cut almost in half — but only by continuing practices that unions, municipal leaders and social service advocates have decried for years.