With one of every 11 people in Connecticut unemployed, the candidates in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District spent their Thursday evening debating how to best boost job growth. Sam Caligiuri, left, and Christ Murphy at 5th Congressional District debate (Jacqueline Rabe) State Sen. Sam Caligiuri, R-Waterbury, told a full auditorium at Wamogo High School in Litchfield […]
GREENWICH–Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley got some free advice Thursday, along with a financial boost, from one of his party’s rising stars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Fresh from resolving an $11 billion budget deficit in his own state this fiscal year, Christie came to the Hyatt Regency to join Foley and about 170 guests […]
Two experts of opposite political stripes both predicted the demise of the employer-based health care system and said the nation must still find a way to control health care spending. They agreed on the need to give everyone access to health care at a cost individuals and society can afford. What they disagree on is how to engineer it.
After watching the race nearly become a dead heat, Democrat Richard Blumenthal has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Linda McMahon in their U.S. Senate contest, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. A new poll of likely voters found Blumenthal preferred over McMahon, 54 percent to 43 percent, nearly quadrupling from his lead […]
Next year’s state budget deficit could worsen by hundreds of millions of dollars if state social services officials are correct that Connecticut’s Medicaid costs will skyrocket by nearly $1 billion starting in July. A preliminary budget request from the Department of Social Services particularly tosses a fiscal wrench into Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Foley’s plans […]
WASHINGTON–The most volatile social questions of the day usually are couched in absolute terms: Are you for or against abortion? Gun control? Gay rights? And viewed in that broad context, there isn’t much difference between Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal. But the real battles over these issues often play out at the margins, over small […]
Despite her support for abortion rights, Linda McMahon has been wooing Connecticut social conservatives. And it’s paid off, in at least some quarters. Leslie Wolfgang, a conservative activist and the wife of Peter Wolfgang, head of the Family Institute of Connecticut, endorsed McMahon in August in a little-noticed Facebook post. “McMahon will vote for our [judicial] nominees and […]
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a new ad in Connecticut today, hammering at Republican Linda McMahon’s stewardship of World Wrestling Entertainment. It’s the same theme (albeit a much harsher tone) that her opponent, Democrat Richard Blumenthal, took up in their final debate earlier this week. Campaign finance records show the ad is part of a $580,000 ad buy […]