Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor drew First Lady Michelle Obama to a raucous rally Thursday in New Haven, the city whose turnout next week probably will be the rock on which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election founders or succeeds.
A Superior Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the state Republican Party and designed to block Connecticut Democrats from using federal campaign funds to support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election bid. Judge Antonio Robaina ruled that the state GOP has not exhausted all available remedies – a reference to its pending complaint before the State Elections Enforcement Commission.
Washington – With the 5th District seat in Congress at stake, Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and challenger Republican Mark Greenberg are making last-minute appeals to voters help turn out their supporters and sway the undecided.
Connecticut Light & Power Co. has nearly four times as many customers here as United Illuminating, the state’s other major electric utility. Yet when it comes to rake hikes – and the Connecticut politicians who care – the ratio is skewed far more heavily toward CL&P.
The politics of eastern Connecticut rise and fall with the economic tides on the Thames River, where Electric Boat has designed and built submarines for the U.S. Navy since the dawn of undersea warfare. And, lately, those tides have been rising. Continue Reading →
Connecticut's race for governor is going to the wire with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied at 43 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Petitioning candidate Joe Visconti was at seven percent. Continue Reading →
Ryan Boyko sat by an open rear window late Thursday afternoon, inches from the East Rock backyard he may not enter, continuing by laptop to try to help Liberia contain the Ebola epidemic. Boyko, a Yale public-health doctoral student, would rather have left the house. Continue Reading →
Connecticut's governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state's public schools. The Mirror spoke with both major party candidates about their approach to education. Today, Republican challenger Tom Foley talks about his plans. Continue Reading →
Grow Connecticut, the Republican super PAC, is closing its effort to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with its toughest ad of the campaign, a piece that is largely based on outdated economic data and backed by a $600,000 contribution that brings the group's total spending to $7.3 million. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – In final reports on five accidents that resulted in six fatalities, The National Transportation Safety Board faulted Metro North for poor track maintenance and lax inspections, inadequate training and questionable screening and scheduling of train engineers. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – With their party in danger of losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. John Larson and Jim Himes have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars from their leadership PACs into the campaigns of fellow Democrats. Continue Reading →