2014 race for governor

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Outside spending on governor’s race topped $18 million

Tom Foley and Dannel P. Malloy

Outside spending on Connecticut’s closely contested race for governor reached a record $18.2 million in 2014, a five-fold increase from 2010 that dwarfed the $6.5 million in public financing allotted to each of the major-party candidates. But fears of heavy independent spending on legislative races went unrealized. Continue Reading →

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Judge orders two Hartford polls to stay open an extra half hour


Updated 5:53 p.m.
Two Hartford polling places will stay open an extra half hour tonight, until 8:30, a Hartford Superior Court judge has ruled. Judge Carl Schuman’s order came after a number of Hartford polling places reported delayed openings this morning, preventing some voters in the overwhelmingly Democratic capital city from casting ballots. Continue Reading →

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Foley’s tax relief on retirement benefits would cost about $100 million

Much of Tom Foley’s last-minute proposal to cut taxes on Social Security benefits already is covered in existing state law. And the GOP gubernatorial nominee’s overall tax relief proposal on retirement benefits would expand Connecticut’s post-election deficit by roughly $100 million next fiscal year. Continue Reading →

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After all the campaign promises, a lot of tough choices loom

foley and malloy, 8-12-10

Though Connecticut’s gubernatorial contenders spent more time this fall talking about tax cuts than state budget deficits, the red ink awaiting the winner of Tuesday’s contest is very real – and can’t be wiped away without tough choices. Continue Reading →

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Typical Malloy, Foley debate fare: taxes, jobs . . . sex slaves


In a final televised confrontation, Republican Tom Foley aggressively pushed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday to match his 11th-hour promise to eliminate the state income tax on Social Security benefits and teacher pensions. They also debated art, sex and boat names. Continue Reading →

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