0Could an engineer change the U.S. Senate?

  Transcript John Mertens, Independent Party candidate for U.S. Senate: I’m John Mertens, I’m running for US Senate as an Independent in Connecticut. I’m a professor of engineering at Trinity College, I’ve been here for 20 years. I have also taught public policy and environmental science courses. I am running because my entire life I’ve ...

1Connecticut falls nine slots to 47th best business climate

Connecticut’s taxes became more hostile to business over the past year, according to the Tax Foundation, which ranked the state’s policies 47th out of the 50 states. Connecticut returned to the bottom 10 of the rankings for the first time since 2006 when it ranked 41.  Dr. Kail Padgitt, author of the report released Tuesday, ...

1One in four Conn. legislators lack a full-time job

Next week Connecticut will elect its 187-member legislature. Voters may be interested to learn that despite the legislature’s part-time designation, a quarter of its members don’t work another job. The 47 legislators without another income make a base salary of $28,000 a year. However, all 36 senators and 107 out of 151 representatives make an ...

1AG’s Office Responds on Miron/Magner Cases

Editor’s Note: On Friday, October 22, Raising Hale published a story regarding the Attorney General’s handling of two similar cases entitled “Did Blumenthal go easy on a thieving party boss?“  The Attorney General’s office responded to the story with this letter to the editor.  (PDF) Dear Editor: Your recent story concerning the attorney general’s lawsuits ...

2Did Blumenthal go easy on a thieving party boss?

Bodies aren’t the only things getting buried in a Stratford cemetery. There’s a story about political favoritism by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal that needs to be disinterred. Blumenthal typically pursues civil claims on behalf of consumers with aggression. However, two recent cases involving alleged misconduct in cemeteries show a contrast between Blumenthal’s usual method ...