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Bill Would Bar Election Law Violators From Public Campaign Financing For Eight Years

The State Elections Enforcement Commission is backing legislation requiring candidates who participate in Connecticut’s public campaign financing system to certify they’ve not been criminally convicted of any election law violation within the past eight years.

03/18/2013

(Courtesy Department of Social Services)

Newton Threatens Civil Rights Suit Over Arrest

Former state Sen. and convicted felon Ernest Newton II is threatening to file a federal civil rights lawsuit over his latest arrest.

02/01/2013

Sandy Hook Families Begin To Receive Funds From Charity

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) _ One of the charities, set up following the massacre of the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, has begun cutting checks to the victims’ families. Rob Accomando, the co-founder and director […]

01/30/2013

Newton Charged With Lying To Obtain Public Campaign Financing

Former Bridgeport state Sen. Ernest E. Newton II, who previously served about four-and-a-half years for bribery, has been arrested and charged with falsely obtaining thousands of dollars in public funds to finance his latest run for the Senate.

01/04/2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Elementary Students May Be Moved To Monroe School

Education officials in Newtown are considering a proposal to send the students from Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scene of a deadly shooting rampage, to an empty school in nearby Monroe.

12/16/2012

A handwritten sign reads 'Pray for Newtown' following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gunman’s Mother Kept Trials Of Home Life Hidden

At the bar, everybody knew her name.

12/16/2012

(Courtesy Department of Social Services)

Malloy Says Decision On Newton’s Political Future Is Up To Voters

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says voters will have to determine whether former state Sen. Ernest Newton paid a sufficient price when he was convicted of corruption.

05/22/2012

Charles Scott, Mike Goodson (Mike MCcarn/AP Photo)

Forgettable Night For Giants Offense

Cam Newton led a pair of field-goal drives in his NFL debut, and Jimmy Clausen threw a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen to help the Carolina Panthers beat the New York Giants 20-10 in a preseason game Saturday night.

08/13/2011

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