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Super PACs make Newtown an issue in the CT governor’s race

A scene from Michael Bloomberg's commercial attacking Tom Foley and praising Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

In the final days of Connecticut's deadlocked race for governor, two super PACs are making $2.4 million in independent expenditures on advertising praising Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's push for a sweeping gun control law after the Newtown school massacre and criticizing Tom Foley's support for repeal. Continue Reading →

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Malloy boldly projects perfection in last budget update before election

Gov. Dannell P. Malloy with Campaign Manager Mark Bergman

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.
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Comptroller candidates want to bolster transparency, fiscal security

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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. Continue Reading →

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RGA to DGA: We’ll see that $200K, and raise you $400K

A super PAC allied with the Democratic Governors Association reported another $200,000 in receipts at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, bringing its total investment in Connecticut's governor's race to $4.4 million. At 6:06 p.m., the PAC allied with the Republican Governors Association reported another $574,500, bringing its total to $5.7 million. Continue Reading →

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