WATERTOWN – The Independent Party voted to cross-endorse Republican Tom Foley for governor at a caucus Tuesday night, casting folded paper ballots in a plastic jar that once held H.K. Anderson peanut butter filled nuggets.
A coalition of nearly three dozen transportation advocates challenged Connecticut gubernatorial candidates to support increased funding to overhaul the state’s aging infrastructure – even if it likely means tax increases or tolls.
A coalition of state legislators, officials and child advocates pledged Tuesday to develop a new promotional campaign for Connecticut’s “Safe Haven” law in response to last week’s tragic discovery of an abandoned, dead infant in an East Hartford trash can.
Tom Foley’s new television ad is both an attack on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s record and an attempt to inoculate himself against Malloy’s efforts last week to define Foley as tone-deaf to the concerns of working-class Connecticut voters.
Turnout for the GOP primary election was only 20.8 percent this year — significantly lower than 2010, when 29.8 percent of registered Republicans showed up to vote. Virtually every town had a poorer turnout this year than in 2010.
Since the shootings in Newtown, a resurgence of the gun control movement is challenging the status quo. Nonprofit organizations on each side of the gun rights issue are battling like they haven’t in years, all trying to shape the country’s politics and win over the American people.
The number of uninsured in Connecticut likely dropped significantly after the major pieces of Obamacare took effect. But though officials say otherwise, the data aren’t yet available to say with confidence how much it dropped.