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.
State bonding chair Betty Boukus praised as advocate for all of CT
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.
Wal-Mart, Koch indirect funders of ads targeting CT Democrats
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.
Union ad tying Petit to Trump’s ‘attack on women’ backfires
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.