by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics

02/03/14

Malloy Proposes Re-Opening, Adding Funds to Elderly Renter's Assistance

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced a proposal to add $6.5 million to the fund which provides assistance to the state’s elderly renters Monday. The elderly renter’s rebate program had been closed to any new applicants by the general assembly last year. Malloy’s proposal re-opens the program to new applicants, and allows for an additional 12,700 seniors to apply for it. About 40,000 residents already benefit from the program. The program gives reimbursement to lower income elderly or fully-disabled renters to offset expenses, and can range from $50 to $900 depending on need and status. “Connecticut’s senior population is already one of the largest in the country and continues to grow – something we need to take into account when we make...

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02/03/14

Feds Close Campaign Finance Probe

According to several reports, the Department of Justice’s investigation into the campaign finance scandal that derailed Chris Donovan’s bid the 5th district has been closed. Donovan, the speaker of the house at the time of the initial investigation, will not be charged in the matter. Eight individuals were charged in the campaign scandal for conspiring to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign donations to Donovan’s campaign for the 5th District U.S. House seat. The donations were made in hopes that Donovan would kill legislation aimed at closing tax loopholes for roll-your-own tobacco shops. Donovan eventually lost the primary to Elizabeth Esty, who went on to beat Republican Andrew Roraback in the general election. Read more on the issue from CT News...

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Flashback to '08: Mad Dog Russo: 'Himes! Himes! Himes!'

01/31/14

Flashback to '08: Mad Dog Russo: 'Himes! Himes! Himes!'

Just about every sports fan in Connecticut has fond memories of listening to the old Mike and the Mad Dog radio show on WFAN in New York, and watching the simulcast on the YES Network.

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John McKinney Channels Eminem in News Release

01/31/14

John McKinney Channels Eminem in News Release

“Will the real Dan Malloy please stand up?”

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Dannel P. Malloy in 'No Rush' to Decide on Re-Election Bid

01/31/14

Dannel P. Malloy in 'No Rush' to Decide on Re-Election Bid

Four Republicans have declared their candidacies for governor. So far, no Democrats have, despite all signs pointing to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy running for re-election.

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