Until 15 minutes before air time, there was an empty stool on stage in case Tom Foley reconsidered his decision not to participate in a debate televised by a major network affiliate with 12 days left in a deadlocked race for governor of Connecticut. He missed quite a show, starring Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Joe Visconti.
It’s came as no surprise this week when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported the state budget was in balance. What was far more surprising, though, was the added assertion there are no signs of cost-overruns in any of the dozens of agencies supported by this year’s $19 billion budget.
The candidates vying to become Connecticut’s chief fiscal guardian agree more must be done to improve state government’s transparency and fiscal security. But while incumbent Kevin Lembo says the state has made considerable progress on both fronts over the past four years, his Republican challenger, Sharon McLaughlin, insists too much work remains to be done to feel good about the status quo.
The endorsement Thursday of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by the Connecticut State Police Union reflects labor's broader misgivings about Republican Tom Foley as much as it does support for a governor with whom it’s battled over concessions.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health said late Wednesday that it has placed under quarantine nine individuals who have traveled to West Africa but are symptom-free -- the first use of the state’s tough Ebola protocols. Continue Reading →
Republican Tom Foley underwhelmed an audience of housing advocates Wednesday, admitting unfamiliarity with a broad range of housing policies, programs and terms with less than two weeks left in his second run for governor. Continue Reading →
Connecticut’s race for governor remained tight Wednesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opened a one-point lead over Republican Tom Foley in a new Quinnipiac University poll, 43 percent to 42 percent. Petitioning candidate Joe Visconti remained at nine percent. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Pharmaceutical companies and medical-device manufacturers paid more than $6 million to about 5,400 Connecticut doctors for various services during the last five months of 2013, a Connecticut Mirror examination of a newly released federal database shows. Though only a five-month snapshot, the new data provides the public with the ability to examine actual payments to their own doctors for the first time. We've made searching the Connecticut data easy. Continue Reading →
Republican Mark Greenberg surprised U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, at their final debate Tuesday by declaring himself open to a higher Social Security tax, despite attacking her in a new TV commercial for taking the same position. Continue Reading →
President Obama is more than making up to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for canceling a mid-week rally in Bridgeport last week, coming instead in campaign primettime -- the Sunday before the election. Continue Reading →
Connecticut’s gubernatorial contenders battled Tuesday for the support of local mayors and first selectmen, pledging to preserve municipal aid and to ease pressure on property taxpayers. Continue Reading →