The leaders of 26 Executive Branch agencies have informed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office of significant cuts they will be making to meet major savings targets in the new state budget. They also have said that no state employees need to be laid off beyond those already announced.
PHILADELPHIA — Connecticut backers of Bernie Sanders applauded the announcement Sunday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would resign as Democratic National Committee chairwoman in response to the release of internal emails showing the party had worked to hobble Sanders’ presidential campaign. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who also had his scrapes with Sanders, is one of the opening night speakers Monday at the Democratic National Convention.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats at their party’s convention in Philadelphia probably won't face the kind of drama displayed at last week’s Republican gathering in Cleveland, with its charges of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech and a floor fight by anti-Trump forces -- but they won't be spared controversy.
A federal grand jury with the power to subpoena documents and compel testimony is trying to do what state elections regulators could not: Resolve whether the Democratic Party and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy broke the law in raising money for his narrow re-election in 2014.
WASHINGTON — Quinnipiac University’s polls have come under fire recently, especially from liberals supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, for results that differ from those in other presidential polls this year. The reason why is unclear, but several of the university's polls have shown more support for GOP candidate Donald Trump than other polls have. Continue Reading →
CLEVELAND — Republicans go home Friday to begin testing a convention-crafted message of Donald J. Trump as the only answer for an America imperiled by Islamic jihadists, bad trade deals, Black Lives Matter, stagnant wages, environmental regulations, unchecked immigration, Washington elites, activist judges, Obamacare, gay marriage, a biased media and Hillary Rodham Clinton. Continue Reading →
CLEVELAND — Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night with a promise to tear up bad trade deals, repeal Obamcare, end crime, secure the borders and defend U.S. citizens and interests against Islamic radicals, never saying how. Continue Reading →
In a 45-minute speech reminiscent of the long, fiery, policy-heavy speeches delivered by Democrat Bernie Sanders during his campaign, Green Party candidate Jill Stein called on his former supporters to join her in continuing the political revolution he started. Continue Reading →
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s decision to suspend her review of the proposed merger between Anthem and Cigna has not gotten her out of hot water. The Citizens Ethics Advisory Board will continue with a review of whether Wade should recuse herself from reviewing the $54 billion Anthem-Cigna deal. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy, who has raised his profile with his fight for gun control measures in Congress, and Gov. Dannel Malloy will speak at the Democratic National Convention that will begin in Philadelphia on Monday. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department filed lawsuits Thursday to block both proposed mergers between Aetna and Humana and Anthem and Cigna. The insurers said they would fight the suits. Continue Reading →