Former Mayor Joe Ganim, after more than a decade asserting he did nothing wrong, issued a disingenuous public apology recently because it was strategically expedient as he weighs a political comeback from his public corruption conviction that forced him from office 12 years ago. Mayor Bill Finch, after years of supporting second chances, now says […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'
January 21st, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
November 6th, 2014 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, State Politics
Conceding defeat, Republican Tom Foley announced “We did as well as a Republican can do in Connecticut.” Nope. Tom Foolery lost because the egomaniacal rogue candidate thought he was smart and everyone else stupid including his campaign advisers. He forgets, John Rowland won three times as a Republican candidate for governor. He failed to mention […]
September 21st, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
When it comes to public corruption cases, former Governor John Rowland has the wrong judge. U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton is not generally fond of public corruption offenders. When he’s sentenced in December, he’ll likely receive more time than his first go-around in the joint. The following is a story (prison tips for the ex-guv) […]
September 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment · News and Events
From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A jury in U.S. District Court convicted Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday on charges arising from what the government described as a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws.
August 21st, 2014 · 34 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Local election officials have cleaned up the city’s voter registration enrollment numbers reducing registered voters to roughly 57,000, down from more than 70,000 that had been maintained from the surging voter interest led by the 2008 presidential cycle with Barack Obama on the ballot.
July 7th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics
What’s Governor Dan Malloy’s commitment to Bridgeport compared to other municipalities? An OIB post last week, Malloy’s Bridgeport problem, covered the state’s failed two-year recruitment of the world’s largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates. It triggered debate about Malloy’s devotion to Connecticut’s most populous city. Malloy critics maintain the recruitment of Bridgewater to Stamford that cost […]
May 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
You’ve got to wonder if union supporters of Democratic Governor Dan Malloy are inflating the threat of Malloy critic Jonathan Pelto’s candidacy for governor. The president of a major state union kicked out a news release today claiming “During the 2001 nursing home strikes Jonathan Pelto was paid to devise strategies to defeat workers fighting […]