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Toll Operator Hires Former Malloy Aide

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.

02/09/2015

New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Prison For Smoke Shop Owners In Campaign Scheme

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.

09/04/2013

File photo of National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Steps Up Lobbying Efforts In Conn.

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.

03/11/2013

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Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012