Republicans were gleeful a year ago when a federal agency reported that Connecticut was the only state whose economy shrank in 2012, a dismal mid-term report card for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. It turns out the state’s economy actually grew by one percent.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission voted Wednesday to approve public-financing grants for Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, and 14 candidates for the state House of Representatives.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was endorsed for re-election Wednesday by the United Auto Workers, a union that clashed with Malloy when he was mayor of Stamford and declined to back his first run in 2006.
Liberated butterflies, excitable pre-schoolers and gubernatorial politics intersected Wednesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy chose a YMCA playground in Meriden to publicize the allocation of funds to provide preschool education for 1,020 children.
The decision Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall leaves intact the state’s regulatory authority over independent expenditures by the Democratic Governors Association, but it does not block the organization from supporting the re-election of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy isn’t dismissing the $1.4 billion deficit awaiting state finances after the election, he’s reminding reporters it’s not even 40 percent of the mess he inherited four years ago. What gets less attention though, are the municipal aid and pension reforms Malloy also undertook with bipartisan support.