Rep. Betty Boukus, D-Plainville, an irreverent and irrepressible presence at the State Capitol for 22 years, who defied a cancer diagnosis to keep working in Hartford and wage a final, if losing campaign for re-election to the General Assembly, died Friday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the State Bond Commission honored Rep. Betty Boukus, who lost her re-election bid last week, as a tireless public servant whose oversight of state financing for capital projects has assisted every corner of the state.
Grow Connecticut, a Super PAC indirectly funded by Sheldon G. Adelson, Wal-Mart, Koch Industries and other major corporate and conservative donors, is targeting state legislative races in Connecticut with a mix of television and digital ads boosting Republicans and attacking Democrats.
PLAINVILLE — A union Super PAC trying to help re-elect Democratic state legislators by mocking Donald J. Trump’s insensitivity to women scrambled Wednesday to defend its digital attack ad against Dr. William Petit, a home-invasion survivor who raises money for women’s groups in the memory of his murdered wife and daughters.