Lowell P. Weicker Jr.

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A Republican asks: What is party loyalty in the time of Trump?

The backlash experienced by a Republican councilman after endorsing Hillary Clinton illustrates why some GOP candidates might distance themselves from Donald J. Trump, but only a handful have crossed that very bright line to say the Democratic nominee would be preferable as president. Continue Reading →

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Malloy to get JFK ‘Profile in Courage’ for refugee stand

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his decision to welcome a Syrian refugee family to Connecticut after the governor of Indiana opposed a plan to relocate them to his state. The same honor went to a predecessor, Lowell P. Weicker Jr., in 1992. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut’s unlikely history of casinos gets a new chapter

Failing to slam the door on casino gambling in 1991, Gov. Lowell P. Weicker Jr. cut the deal in 1993 that both gave the industry a foundation and firmly capped its reach in Connecticut — until now. Today, the legislature’s Public Safety and Security Committee holds a public hearing on what appears to be the strongest attempt in two decades to expand casino gambling off tribal lands. Continue Reading →

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