Priceless piece from Hearst Newspapers political reporter Neil Vigdor about the enticement of public moolah for state election campaigns. Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns will eclipse $50 million in public grants with this year’s gubernatorial cycle since the start of the program following the fallout from former Governor John Rowland’s conviction on corruption charges. […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'
January 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics
January 14th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
Former State Senator Ernie Newton will enter a not guilty plea Thursday morning at a scheduled hearing involving state charges that accuse him of manipulating $500 in campaign contributions to qualify for roughly $80,000 in public financing for his attempt to regain his old state senate seat last August. This is new territory for state […]
January 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment
Darnell Crosland lacks the profile of prominent Connecticut criminal defense attorneys such as Hugh Keefe, Willie Dow, Andy Bowman and Norm Pattis, but his name recognition will certainly grow representing former State Senator Ernie Newton, a media lightning rod, charged last Friday with state election violations. Crosland, recently elected president of the Norwalk chapter of […]
November 21st, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Development and Zoning
When she was governor, Jodi Rell’s idea of economic development for the state’s largest city was a prison on the Upper East Side. Such vision. Angry city residents led by then State Rep. Chris Caruso defeated the measure with protests, vigils, news conferences and a reasoned declaration that Bridgeport already has enough of that sort […]
Online Publication Claims ‘Race Plays Major Role’ In Newton, Gomes, Ayala Primary–Newton: Call Me Ernesto
July 9th, 2012 · 37 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
A new online news website www.ctlatinonews.com hasn’t wasted any time featuring the most-watched legislative race in the state: the Aug. 14 Democratic State Senate primary battle between incumbent Ed Gomes, party-endorsed Ernie Newton and State Rep. Andres Ayala. Under the header Race Plays Major Role in Upcoming Senate Primary scribe Rod Carveth weighs in on […]
July 5th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics
Ernie Newton tells OIB his campaign on Friday will submit the final pieces of paperwork to the State Elections Enforcement Commission that he hopes will lead to his campaign qualifying for a $91,000 public-financing check for the Aug. 14 Democratic primary against incumbent Ed Gomes and State Rep. Andres Ayala. “Ed Gomes and Andres Ayala […]
June 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
Former Governor John Rowland, embroiled in yet another federal investigation involving the validity of consulting work, is now receiving his state pension. What about former Mayor Joe Ganim? City records show Ganim began receiving his city pension shortly after he resigned from office following his conviction on federal corruption charges in April 2003.