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Republican Congressional candidates lag Democratic incumbents in fund-raising

WASHINGTON-Many of Connecticut’s Republican congressional candidates will have relatively thin pocketbooks heading into the Aug. 10 primary, according to the latest campaign finance reports. And even as Democrats nationally are wringing their hands over a toxic election climate and struggling to keep up with their GOP counterparts, Connecticut’s Democratic incumbents don’t seem to be feeling […]

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Despite deficit, Malloy says it’s time for spending on tourism

For most of this year’s gubernatorial contenders, discussion of state government spending is focused on ways Connecticut can tighten its belt–and Democrat Dan Malloy is no exception. But in one vital area, tourism promotion, Malloy announced Monday that Connecticut needs to start spending more right away. The former Stamford mayor unveiled a tourism platform that […]

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Last year’s surplus approaches $400M

State government is on pace to close the books on the last fiscal year $393.3 million in the black – $260 million higher than the surplus projected when the new budget was adopted in early May – Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s administration reported today. The latest surplus projection, which also stands about $150 million above […]