The legislative cooperation that produced last October’s bipartisan state budget deal could face its toughest test starting next week as legislative leaders begin trying to close a deficit and find more funds for health care programs and municipal aid.
As Puerto Ricans continue to migrate to Connecticut in the wake of Hurricane Maria, state lawmakers and local officials Wednesday called for further aid to help Puerto Rican evacuees and announced a new multi-agency task force to tackle issues facing them.
WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday slammed President Trump for declining to say whether he would grant an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, who are investigating any possible collusion between Russian and the Trump campaign. Blumenthal said, “The president has a moral and legal duty to cooperate.”
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continued to set the stage Wednesday for a landmark 2018 transportation finance debate, outlining nearly 400 capital projects worth $4.3 billion that would be suspended over the next five years because of inadequate funding.
Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz confirmed Wednesday what has been apparent from her aggressive fundraising: What began in April as an exploratory campaign for state Senate has morphed into a test of her viability as a candidate in a Democratic primary for governor.
Last February, I wrote an article stating that Trump would be impeached before the end of 2017. In retrospect, it seems I was more hopeful then realistic. One reason impeachment did not occur in 2017 and may not occur in 2018 is that the Republicans have control over the House, and the Republicans will not support impeachment no matter what the facts may be. But don’t panic, unless there is a dramatic shift in the polls and in Mr. Trump’s behavior, the Democrats should take control of the House in November. There also is a reasonable possibility of taking the Senate, as well. The shift of just two seats in the Senate will transfer control from the Republicans to the Democrats.