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In the wake of a shooting, Malloy calls for more police on the streets

HARTFORD – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy outlined a new crime prevention strategy Thursday that would put more police officers on the street – and take another option to mitigate major state tax hikes away from Malloy. With the capital city reeling from a mid-morning shooting incident near Whitmore Street that led to the evacuation […]

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Foley health plan: From welless programs to scrapping mandates

NEW BRITAIN – Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Thursday outlined a plan that he said would lower the cost of health care and improve its quality, calling for policies ranging from promoting wellness to allowing some employers to offer “bare bones” health insurance plans that don’t provide all benefits state law requires. Tom Foley […]

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Foley, Malloy, take different paths to job growth

Gubernatorial candidates Dan Malloy and Tom Foley both have visions of robust job growth spearheading a rebounding Connecticut economy – but that’s about where the similarities end. As the campaign nears its final month and the jobs debate intensifies, the candidates have spent as much time tearing down their opponents’ plans as they do promoting […]

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Congress still fighting over health care

Lawmakers in Washington aren’t just gridlocked over their unfinished business, such as tax cuts, food safety, and spending measures. They’re also still fighting over bills passed months ago. That was crystal clear today at a dueling news conferences highlighting the six-month anniversary of the sweeping health care reform law. Democrats like Connecticut’s Christopher Dodd, who shepherded the bill […]

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McMahon gets Tea Party endorsement, Democrats tout the news

Democrats might be more excited about the Tea Party’s endorsement of Republican Linda McMahon than the GOP candidate herself. FreedomWorks, a Washington-based Tea Party group, officially weighed in on behalf of Republican Senate nominee McMahon today, saying she was the clear “choice for limited government” in the Connecticut contest that pits her against Democrat Richard […]

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Jepsen, Dean spar over guns, schools — and Blumenthal

Technically, Thursday’s debate at the University of Connecticut Law School was between state attorney general candidates Martha Dean and George Jepsen. But given Dean’s relentless attacks on outgoing Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Jepsen’s efforts to defend his fellow Democrat, the hour-long forum seemed at many times more like a three-way contest. The two candidates […]