An accused money launderer handed Toni Harp an envelope filled with cash. A city contract followed. The rest is murky.
The winners included Justin Elicker in New Haven, Mark Boughton in Danbury, Luke Bronin in Hartford and Brenda Kupchick in Fairfield.
Justin Elicker won big in New Haven over Toni Harp, but voters were kinder to incumbents in Hartford and Bridgeport.
Primaries in three of Connecticut’s four largest cities today are reminders that even mayors who become figures in statewide politics are not immune to local challenges.
Mayors Toni Harp, Luke Bronin, Joe Ganim and others want the U.S. Senate to reconvene and pass gun buyer background check bills.
Connecticut has finally received its 2017 federal policing money, but future grants are embroiled in legal fights over immigration.
Although there are legal and practical obstacles to the plan, President Trump on Monday continued his threat to send busloads of migrants to “sanctuary cities.”
WASHINGTON — As the competition for Connecticut’s Democratic primary voters escalates, Hillary Clinton is hoping her stance on gun control is a magic bullet in her fight against Bernie Sanders. “There’s a big difference between the two candidates,” said Clinton supporter, Sen. Chris Murphy.
WASHINGTON – Local and state immigration policies, including Connecticut’s, are under scrutiny by congressional Republicans as a reaction to the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant with an extensive criminal record.
Washington – Several Connecticut mayors have joined their counterparts in dozens of cities across the nation in writing to congressional leaders, urging them to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, a government agency that makes it easier for American companies to make overseas sales.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy outlined “second-chance society” initiatives for non-violent offenders Tuesday in a Yale policy address that pronounced the zero-tolerance approach of the 1980s and 1990s a waste of human and fiscal capital.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Mayors is part carnival, part money chase and part serious networking. It has drawn a baker’s dozen of Connecticut mayors and selectmen this year, all of them with money on their minds.
Reflecting on her first year in office, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp says she has been pleased with the city’s progress, especially with the drop in violent crime and new efforts to keep endangered teens safe and in school.
As always, Bill Clinton made it simple. He told Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a first-term Democrat with uncertain re-election prospects in a slowly improving economy, he had a good story to tell: Things were bad four years ago. You made them better. Just…tell…your…story.
WASHINGTON – Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, a city spokesman said.