by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 28, 2015 11:58 am | Comments (3)
He talked his way out of a prison term, testifying for the prosecution and telling the judge an all-too human impulse to please his wife led him astray. Now Brian Foley’s words are making it hard for that wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley, to avoid going to prison for her role in the botched scheme the couple embarked on with ex-Gov. John G. Rowland.
by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 8, 2015 5:53 pm | Comments (3)
Brian Foley, the wealthy businessman who tried to buy his wife a Congressional seat in 2012 by surreptitiously steering money to former Gov. John G. Rowland for advice, has asked a federal judge who is sentencing him in New Haven on Friday not to throw the book at him—partly because he wrote a 1994 children’s tale called The Adventures of Mustard.
by Paul Bass | Jan 7, 2015 12:06 pm | Comments (4)
If Marty Looney delivers in the state legislative session that began Wednesday, New Haveners will pay the same car taxes as Greenwich hedge-fund managers, and hospitals will need a government OK to charge “facilities fees.”
by Staff | Jan 7, 2015 10:41 am
New Haven State Senator Martin Looney told an immigrant success story—his family’s immigrant success story—to urge the state legislature to renew and redefine its commitment to expanding the American dream.
by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 6, 2015 7:55 am | Comments (2)
When John Rowland pleads for his freedom for a second time in New Haven’s U.S. District Court, he has an old speech to dust off if he chooses—about the “six pillars” that make “character count.”
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 5, 2015 3:00 pm | Comments (5)
Sue Weisselberg will head (again) to Hartford, to serve as the deputy state budget director, after almost three years in the city’s school district.
by Paul Bass | Jan 5, 2015 7:04 am | Comments (3)
The leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly’s two chambers have united on how best to pursue a proposal to send more state money back to communities like New Haven and Hamden for their tax-exempt properties.
by Paul Bass | Dec 22, 2014 3:01 pm | Comments (5)
Nick Balletto has an elevator pitch ready for the state’s largest bloc of voters, assuming fellow Democrats elect him to their highest statewide party position.
by Markeshia Ricks and Paul Bass | Oct 23, 2014 2:07 pm | Comments (22)
A statewide advocate for making voting easier came to town to pitch people on voting “yes” on a ballot question on Election Day, while some Republicans warned against efforts to eliminate Election Day as we know it.
by Staff | Oct 21, 2014 7:28 am
The three candidates for governor on Nov. 4’s ballot debated the issues facing Connecticut’s Latinos—at a distance from each other.