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Crooked Hubby’s Deal May Cost Wife Jail Time

by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 28, 2015 11:58 am | Comments (3)

Facebook 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.

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Facing Jail, Rowland Co-Conspirator Sends Judge A Bedtime Story

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.

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Follow The Looney Scorecard

by Paul Bass | Jan 7, 2015 12:06 pm | Comments (4)

Paul Bass Photo 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.”

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“Theirs Is An Immigrant Story”

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.

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“Character Counts”? Tell It To The Judge

by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 6, 2015 7:55 am | Comments (2)

Mark Pazniokas CT Mirror Photo 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.”

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Weisselberg Tapped As State Deputy Budget Director

by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 5, 2015 3:00 pm | Comments (5)

Aliyya Swaby File PhotoSue Weisselberg will head (again) to Hartford, to serve as the deputy state budget director, after almost three years in the city’s school district.

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Sharkey, Looney Agree On PILOT Fix

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.

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Aspiring State Dem Chair Pitches Independents

by Paul Bass | Dec 22, 2014 3:01 pm | Comments (5)

Contributed Photo 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.

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Question 1 Sparks Debate On Future Of Elections

by Markeshia Ricks and Paul Bass | Oct 23, 2014 2:07 pm | Comments (22)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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Foley, Malloy, Visconti Vow To “Listen” To Latinos

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.

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