AP: Dem '#MeToo' Rep Who Paid Off Staff Chief Is in 'Awkward Position'

April 1st, 2018 12:04 PM
A Democratic House member has, by her own admission, failed to protect female staff members who said they were harassed and treated violently by her former chief of staff. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has also admitted that she gave the chief of staff a $5,000 payoff when he left, along with a favorable job recommendation. In her Friday evening report on the situation, the Associated Press's Susan…

AP's Conn. Priorities: 6,500 Union-Driven State Layoffs Not a National

July 8th, 2011 4:04 PM
Looking for updates on the Connecticut state budget mess earlier this afternoon, I searched the Associated Press's national site on the last name of Democratic Nutmeg State Governor Dannel Malloy, and found nothing recent (graphic saved here for future reference). But there were two stories originating from the state which the wire service, the nation's de facto news gatekeeper,…

As Connecticut Nears 7,500 Layoffs, AP Nearly Ignores Over 75 Tax Hike

June 27th, 2011 3:20 PM
Susan Haigh's report Friday evening on the current status of budget negotiations between Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and the state's public-sector unions contains two glaring errors which mar the entire enterprise. Haigh conveniently withheld the fact that the Nutmeg State's legislature has already approved $2.6 billion in new taxes over two years until her report's…

As He Issues Layoff Notices, AP Gives Conn. Governor Malloy Kid-Glove

May 11th, 2011 1:41 AM
Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy has called himself the "anti-Christie" because of his willingness to raise taxes to help balance the Nutmeg State's budget. By contrast, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the object of Malloy's scorn, recently ruled out tax increases, as he has been doing ever since he became governor in 2010. Malloy's recently passed taxes amounting…