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Lawrence Cafero

  • House bids farewell to Sharkey

    HARTFORD, Conn. – The House of Representatives took a few minutes during its special session Thursday to say goodbye to its leader. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, announced in May he would not be seeking re-election, ending his four-year tenure as the leader of Connecticut’s House. Thursday was the last time he would be on…

  • Package stores not buying Malloy’s proposal to lower alcohol prices

    HARTFORD, Conn. – A proposal to drive down alcohol prices in Connecticut drew sharp criticism Tuesday from distillers, distributors and package stores. Opponents of the plan packed a hearing room at the Legislative Office Building to argue against the call by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to lower the minimum price of bottles of alcohol sold…

  • Former top Cafero aide sentenced to year and a day in kickback scheme

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.

  • Ex-House GOP chief of staff pleads guilty to kickback scheme

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo, who admitted to lying to his boss, former House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero (R-Norwalk), pleaded guilty Monday to steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida.