Saying he “learned some very tough lessons” from his conviction on federal corruption charges in 2003, former Mayor Joe Ganim has officially entered the race for the city’s top position filing a candidate committee on Tuesday after raising more than $50,000 in one night in an exploratory phase two weeks ago. Ganim plans a formal […]
Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'
May 6th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events
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March 18th, 2015 · 13 Comments · News and Events
From U.S. Attorney’s Office: Former governor JOHN G. ROWLAND was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for attempting to conceal the extent of his involvement in two federal election campaigns. ROWLAND also was ordered to pay a […]
March 3rd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning
Light rail, deep-water shipping, air-freight system, policy guru Jeff Kohut, 2011 petitioning candidate for mayor, offers Governor Dan Malloy improvements in his transportation proposal. Grab a cup of joe and check out Kohut’s transportation vision. Every governor since and including William O’Neill has devoted considerable time and attention (if not money) to the remediation of […]
February 16th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics
Former State Representative Chris Caruso, who’s maintained a low public profile since joining Governor Dan Malloy’s administration in 2011, is actively supporting Ed Gomes in the February 24 special election for State Senate.
January 21st, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
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 […]
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.