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Board chairman resigns from beleaguered Back9Network

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A former appointee of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy resigned Thursday as the board chairman of the Back9Network, the beleaguered golf and lifestyle channel that suspended its operations last week after receiving $5.1 million in economic incentives from the state. Sanford Cloud Jr., a Hartford businessman and former Democratic state senator who served on Malloy’s transition […] [Read More]
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Former Gov. John G. Rowland leaves the Federal Courthouse after his trial in New Haven, Conn., on Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rowland was found guilty on all seven federal counts of violating campaign laws.

Rowland makes last ditch appeal for new trial

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Running out of time and legal options ahead of his sentencing next week for campaign fraud, former Gov. John G. Rowland is making a last-ditch effort to have his conviction overturned. In a 26-page filing late Wednesday with the U.S. District Court in New Haven, lawyers for the previously incarcerated governor petitioned Judge Janet Bond […] [Read More]
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Former Gov. John G. Rowland leaves the Federal Courthouse after his trial in New Haven, Conn., on Friday Sept. 19, 2014. Rowland was found guilty on all seven federal counts of violating campaign laws.

Judge denies Rowland’s request for new trail

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A federal judge has denied former Gov. John G. Rowland’s request for a new trial in his election fraud case and set his sentencing for March 18, the latest setback for the twice-convicted Republican who resigned from office a decade ago. During a conference call with Rowland’s lawyers and prosecutors Monday, U.S. District Court Judge […] [Read More]
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Dodd-led Hollywood lobby sponsors conservative summit

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Who says former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd doesn’t have acting range? Widely identified with the Hollywood left, the Motion Picture Association of America under the leadership of the Connecticut Democrat is a supporting sponsor of the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)  in Washington, D.C. That’s not a misprint. The annual summit, which where presidential […] [Read More]
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In this Jan. 21, 2015 photo, Connecticut state treasurer Denise L. Nappier speaks at Vance Village Elementary School in New Britain, Conn., to kick off the 2015 CHET Dream Big Competition. CHET, or the Connecticut Higher Education Trust, is a tax-advantaged, low-cost savings program specifically designed to help families save for future college costs. (AP Photo/The New Britain Herald, Kevin Bartram)

State treasurer divided from Malloy over $325M in borrowing

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The least visible of Connecticut’s statewide office holders has just reaffirmed her presence in a bold fashion — and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy probably wished she hadn’t hadn’t. State Treasurer Denise Nappier, a fellow Democrat and the longest tenured constitutional officer in Connecticut, has gone public with her misgivings over the borrowing levels in Malloy’s […] [Read More]
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An out-of-state shopper is parked in the parking lot at the Danbury Fair in Danbury, on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. The mall is becoming a destination shopping area, seeing an increase in out-of-state shoppers with the upscaling of its tenants.

Boughton: highway tolls could cripple mall traffic

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On the eve of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address, Danbury’s circumspect Mayor Mark Boughton said New England’s largest mall could suffer acutely under the Democrat’s plan to raise revenues for transportation improvements, including the proposed widening of Interstate 84 in the border city. “I think he very well could say tolls are coming,” Boughton […] [Read More]
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, left, stumps for Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley, right, at Curley's Diner in Stamford, Conn., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. File photo by Jason Rearick.

Christie, Bush test Foley’s allegiances

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The bromance between Tom Foley and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is still going strong. Don’t think that Jeb Bush, who prepped with Foley at the prestigious Phillips Academy Andover and could compete with Christie for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, didn’t take notice. Foley, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010 and 2014, […] [Read More]
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Feds seek to block Rowland’s bid for new trial

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Prosecutors have called on a federal judge to block John G. Rowland’s request for a new trial and evidentiary hearing in his campaign fraud case, arguing that the former governor’s claim that he was denied key evidence is full of “overheated rhetoric.” “Mr. Rowland received a fair trial in every respect,” the prosecutors wrote in […] [Read More]
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A screen shot shows the Facebook profile of Linda McMahon, the 2010 and 2012 GOP nominee for U.S. Senate and former CEO of the WWE.

McMahon heaps praise on Blumenthal for vets bill

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This is one endorsement U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., probably didn’t count on. It’s from Linda McMahon, who on Wednesday took to Facebook to applaud her 2010 election rival for shepherding the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act through the Senate this week by unanimous consent. “Congratulations to Sens. John McCain and Richard […] [Read More]
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U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy speaks during the Democratic Election Night gathering at the Society Room in downtown Hartford, Conn. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Murphy launches new lefty foreign policy website

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Connecticut has gone from having a hawk in the Senate to a dove. Democrat Chris Murphy is leaving no doubts that he is the antithesis of hawkish forebear Joe Lieberman, launching a foreign policy website Thursday that seeks to establish himself as the go-to voice for progressives on issues such as domestic surveillance, the use […] [Read More]
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