22 hrs ago
How to fix Connecticut's economy: An interview with State Rep. Richard A. Smith
In the first exclusive interview with State Representative Richard A. Smith, he states that Connecticut's true unemployment rate is more like 8.97 percent. The economy is failing terribly, and Connecticut-based companies and residents are continuing to leave the state in droves for better opportunity and less taxes elsewhere.
23 hrs ago
New Haven Independent
Sunday In New Haven? That Must Be Dan Malloy
Colorful canopies dotted a cordoned section of Judwin Avenue in upper Westville Sunday afternoon, as neighbors came out to enjoy a block party organized by former Alder Sergio Rodriguez and wife Randi Rubin-Rodriguez. The big draw was not a parked fire truck that drew out curious children, but a relaxed Governor Dannel P. Malloy sporting jeans and a blue dress shirt, making yet another reelection campaign stop in the city he needs to win big again on Nov. 4 .
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Malloy Visits Groton Via Water Taxi
Governor Malloy was greeted warmly as he arrived by water taxi in the City of Groton. Governor Malloy gave the water taxi a thumbs up saying it should become a "permanent feature."
The Hartford Courant
Gubernatorial Candidates Campaign With Different Styles
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had a packed schedule last Monday, attending a chamber of commerce breakfast in Meriden, a ceremony marking the completion of a hospital tower in Farmington and then a meet-and-greet with participants at a charity bike race in Hartford. Candidate Dan Malloy had a busy Monday, too: he embarked on a business tour and held a press conference on an urban jobs initiative in Hartford, toured an aerospace company in Manchester and visited a workforce redevelopment center in Bridgeport, for a total of six public appearances just that day.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Visconti Says He'll Be a Factor in November
Unaffiliated candidate for governor Joe Visconti says all you have to do is look at the numbers in the recent Quinnipiac Poll to see why he'll be more than a doormat during the November election. "They don't want to go to Malloy and they don't want to go to Foley," Visconti said during an exclusive interview with George Colli on NBC Connecticut's "Decision 2014."
Letter: Darien parent likes Malloy's school record
In our community, we know how important education is for our children's success. I was fortunate enough to have multiple pre-k programs from which to choose for my two daughters.
Reader disagrees that Conn. a moderate state
This is a response to the column, "Foley's laughable mansion rebuke," . Where do I start? Citing your attack of Tom Foley and your feigned support of Gov. Malloy is not my thought of the day.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
National Review Online
A Great Big Poll Roundup for the 2014 Governor's Races
Republican Doug Ducey is one point ahead of Democrat Fred DuVal in Arizona. Better than the alternative, but you'd like to see the GOP candidate build a lead in a red state like that.
Fort Trumbull land transfer needs approval of state DECD
New London Mayor Finizio wants the city to take title from the Renaissance City Development Association to land at Fort Trumbull. But land once part of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center must remain in the name of the RCDA due to federal Defense Base Closure and Realignment laws.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Swing State Project
Daily Kos Elections ad roundup: Dan Malloy turns to social issues in the face of a bad poll
Quinnipiac's first look since May at its home state finds the incumbent Democrat trailing Republican Tom Foley 46-40, down from a 43-43 tie last time. That comes despite the fact that left-leaning independent Jonathan Pelto wasn't tested while right-leaning independent Joe Visconti was included.
Gov: Flags at Half Staff in CT Thursday to Observe 9/11 Anniversary
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that U.S. and state flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who list their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
UConn to Host 2014 Gubernatorial Debate
The Hartford Courant and FOX CT, in conjunction with the University of Connecticut, are hosting a live televised debate between gubernatorial candidates Tom Foley and Dan Malloy on Oct. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. "The Hartford Courant has always been a leader in covering state politics, raising questions, and seeking answers around the issues that are most important to the voters of Connecticut," said Nancy Meyer, the Hartford Courant's publisher and CEO. "It is a crucial part of our commitment to the communities that we serve, and we are honored to participate in this important event."
The Hartford Courant
Tom Foley Leads Dan Malloy by 6 Points in New Q Poll
Voters believe Foley, a businessman from Greenwich making his second run for governor, would do a better job handling the state's economy, the poll of likely voters found. Foley's whopping, 82 to 9 percent lead among Republicans is bolstered by a 48 to 35 percent edge among unaffiliated voters, who make up the bulk of Connecticut's electorate.
Poll: Republican Challenger Leads In Governor's Race Rematch
If the election was held today Republican Tom Foley would beat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by six points, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll in four months. The first poll of 1,304 likely voters found Foley has a six point lead over Malloy with eight weeks to go before Election Day.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Malloy: State to receive $7.6M for recovery initiatives
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that Connecticut will receive two grants totaling $7.6 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to better address the needs of persons with mental health or substance abuse disorders. "These funds will allow us to do a better job of reaching out to individuals who need additional assistance in maintaining safe housing or employment by providing them with tools that promote recovery from mental illness," said Governor Malloy.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Governor Malloy Speaks with Minority Media
At the invitation of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy representatives from various ethnic media outlets met at the Democratic headquarters in Hartford to discuss issues that concern the particular population they serve. Democratic Gov. Malloy is seeking a second as term as Governor.
Foley to Malloy: Show yours and I'll show mine
I wonder if I am the only one puzzled by the way Tom Foley is running for governor in Connecticut. This is now his second campaign and it seems to be run much worse than the one four years ago.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Gov. Malloy Speaks with Inquiring News and Other CT Minority...
Inquiring News along with several other small media from around CT took part in a roundtable discussion with Governor Malloy at Democratic Party headquarters, on 30 Arbor Street, in Hartford. The discussion began with a small group of minority media outlets, we which discuss a range of issues about the future of Connecticut.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
The Hartford Courant
Politicians Exchange Jokes, Jabs At Annual Roast
In the midst of election season, politicians gathered Friday for an annual political roast where in good spirits they ribbed their opponents, their allies, and themselves. Held in the Lake Compounce ballroom, the 133rd Crocodile Club reunion dinner is an opportunity for Hartford's archrivals to put aside their political differences and enjoy a hearty lunchtime meal, complete with a beer and a cigar, as tradition at the long-running event dictates.
Malloy questions Connecticut Common Core test
Malloy appealed to the U.S. Department of Education Friday to consider whether juniors here in the state really need to take a statewide standardized test in the same year that they have SATs, ACTs, AP exams and finals. Federal law requires states to test students from grades 3-8 and again in tenth grade.