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The Hartford CourantMost Americans understand that in a hostile world, governments need to engage in some snooping to monitor and thwart our enemies. We know they need to crack codes and keep secrets. In exchange for handing the government that extraordinary power, we expect...
Tags: Sports, Boston Marathon, Media Industry, Al-Qaeda, Eric Holder
The Hartford CourantThe government official who blew the whistle on Department of Children and Families Commissioner Joette Katz for leaving her sports car in a state parking garage during the winter says that her superiors now are retaliating against her. Antoinette...
The Hartford CourantChris Donovan wanted to be a congressman. Now he's the reluctant star of a federal court multimedia show on corrupt practices, featuring a colorful lineup of bums and goodfella wannabes. Donovan lost the congressional seat he wanted to Elizabeth Esty,...
Republicans are "energized" because of what they smell as a scandal [May 19, Kevin Rennie column, "Obama's Bad Week Likely To Last Much Longer"] . Really? They obviously don't get energized over much these days -- jobs bills, sane gun laws. It's good to...
The Hartford CourantCommissioner Joette Katz of the state Department of Children and Families said last week that she's sorry she parked her personal BMW sports car in her reserved space in a state parking garage during the winter months – and she criticized the...
Tags: Dannel P. Malloy , Executive Branch, Government, Politics, Vehicles
The Hartford CourantRepublican Tom Foley, the 2010 Republican nominee for governor who hopes to reprise that role next year, ventured into a legislative public hearing last week. What a lesson the former ambassador to Ireland learned. You mention ethics at your peril in...
Tags: Values, Tom Foley, Politics, Beth Bye, Government
The Hartford CourantAbraham Lincoln's birthday last Tuesday marked the start of months of local Republican organization dinners and fundraising events. The annual ritual of honoring Lincoln provides an informal start to the party's 2014 race for governor. Four candidates...
Tags: Tom Foley, Danbury, Government, Politics, Elections
The Hartford CourantWhen is a lobbyist not a lobbyist? The answer, according to the complicated state laws that determine who's allowed to influence government officials in decision-making (which is what lobbying is, pretty much), is: When a person lobbies a public official...
Tags: Values, Politics, Government, Services and Shopping, Laws
State lawmakers are once again talking about legalizing cameras that would catch drivers running through red lights. Supporters say the cameras would make drivers more careful and roads safer. They also acknowledge that some municipalities would welcome...
The Hartford CourantThe state's political leaders may not set out to confuse the public, but they don't mind if that's one result of their conflicting declarations and policies. It may be easier to win the hefty new Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences that were handed out...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Judges, Voting, Andrew W Roraback
The Hartford CourantClues to how serious the federal investigation of corruption at the General Assembly is come from the reaction of state officials to routine requests for documents under the Freedom of Information Act. Facts surrounding a list — that an official's...
The Hartford CourantThe General Assembly should consider limiting what qualifies under law for a waiver for competitive bidding on state contracts, state auditors John C. Geragosian and Robert M. Ward said in their annual report to lawmakers, released Friday. The law...
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