A builder and operator of highway tolls has hired a firm employing a former top adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as the governor is making transportation a major issue of his second term.
A former police detective who co-owned a smoke shop was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for his participation in a scheme to direct illegal campaign contributions to the failed congressional campaign of former state House Speaker Christopher Donovan.
The National Rifle Association is stepping up its lobbying efforts in Connecticut since the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, helping to bus gun rights supporters to the state Capitol as legislative leaders try to craft a bipartisan response to the massacre.
In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.