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A screen capture from YouTube shows the Hartford studios of the Back9Network. Contributed photo.

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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Rep. Jim Himes

Himes, Esty back new rail-crossing safety measure

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The recent Metro-North rail-crossing disaster at Valhalla, N.Y., has spurred a House bill that aims to help states and communities make such crossings safer. Among the bill’s five cosponsors are Democratic Reps. Jim Himes and Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut’s 4th and 5th Congressional Districts, respectively. “Accidents at highway-rail grade crossings, including the fatal accident in […] [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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Rep. Rosa DeLauro boycotted the speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

DeLauro boycotts Netanyahu speech

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Rep. Rosa DeLauro was among the four dozen or so House and Senate Democrats to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. In a statement, DeLauro said she was loath not to attend because of  her “special bond” with Connecticut’s Jewish community and strong past support of […] [Read More]
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Murphy going to Netanyahu speech after all

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After weeks of uncertainty, Sen. Chris Murphy has decided to attend the speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior Democrat on the subcommittee dealing with U.S. policy in the Middle East, had been on the fence […] [Read More]
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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Dems swat Senate staffer who defended Rudy Giuliani

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“Rudy has a point,” tweeted Chris Healy, the former state GOP chairman and now an upper-level state Senate staffer. “Our President has for 6 years either apologized or belittled the American Experience.” Michael Mandell, executive director of the Democratic State Central Committee, weighs in and asks Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano, R-North Haven, for comment: […] [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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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy at the White House Friday, Feb. 20.

Malloy: Giuliani’s statement about Obama ‘despicable’

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Gov. Dannel Malloy Friday called Rudy Giuliani’s statement that President Obama doesn’t love America “despicable,” and said the fact that Republican presidential candidates haven’t “rejected it outright speaks volumes as well.” Malloy took the opportunity of a meeting with the president and his Democratic governor colleagues from around the country Friday to tell Obama just […] [Read More]
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