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Ten things John McKinney thinks about health care

John P. McKinney

As governor, John McKinney said, he'd side more with consumers on insurance-related matters, privatize social services and ask state employees to accept less costly health insurance. He's critical of Obamacare, but didn't cite any specific ways he'd change how Connecticut handles it. And he cited personal experiences in explaining his views on certain issues, including physician-assisted suicide and the need to improve patient safety in hospitals. Continue Reading →

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McKinney pitches middle-class tax break, less aid for poor

GOP gubernatorial candidate John McKinney discusses his tax cut plan outside of a Stratford shopping center

Republican gubernatorial contender John P. McKinney unveiled a plan Thursday to exempt all households earning less than $75,000 per year from the state income tax. But the proposal hinges on several controversial elements, including repeal of a tax credit that saves working poor families almost $120 million per year.

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McKinney-Walker promise income tax cut in new commercials

McKinney Walker ad

With just two weeks left before the Republican primary, gubernatorial contender John P. McKinney unveiled new ads Tuesday that promise a middle-class income tax cut as the centerpiece of a new state budget-balancing plan. Continue Reading →

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A Tom Foley press conference goes awry in Sprague

Tom Foley is listening. Cathy Osten is talking. And the press are recording.

SPRAGUE – Near the gate of a doomed paper mill, Republican Tom Foley alighted from the back seat of a blue BMW sedan Tuesday to assail the economic policies of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, only to find himself in a raucous street debate with the local first selectwoman and soon-to-be jobless workers. Continue Reading →

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