Democrats made their first state legislative gains in 10 years Tuesday night, breaking an 18-18 tie in the Senate by picking up three Republican seats and defending vulnerable Democratic lawmakers who were targeted by the GOP.
Voters returned U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to the Senate and re-elected Connecticut’s Democratic members of the U.S. House, who will serve in a chamber controlled by their own party for the first time in eight years. A newcomer, Jahana Hayes, will also join that House delegation in the next Congress.
WATERBURY– Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory Tuesday night over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, assuming her place as the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress.
Voters overwhelmingly approved two amendments to the state Constitution, including a new legal “lockbox” to safeguard funds earmarked for Connecticut’s transportation program.
Moments after polls closed in Connecticut, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski went to court challenging votes being cast in two traditionally Democratic strongholds, New Haven and Mansfield.
Which party will control the state legislature? Who will be our next governor? We’ll be updating this page with statewide results, as well as results from your town. These results are based on unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s general election. We’re continuously monitoring and updating counts as they are posted on the secretary of the […]
Each of the major party gubernatorial candidates have discussed the usual litany of expected issues facing Connecticut: budget deficits, high taxes, unfunded pension liabilities, high salaries/benefits of state and municipal workers, depressed cities, exodus, lack of jobs, disadvantaged educational funding, lack of school funding in the inner cities, health care, needed reforms in provision of social services to our most needy residents and so on. But in casting a broad net of promised reforms/action steps, none of the candidates have zeroed in the “mission critical” actions to help restore our state’s economy.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was the 280th voter to cast a ballot at his polling place in Hartford’s West End Tuesday morning — just one of the state’s many residents who flocked to the polls Tuesday as officials reported high voter turnout numbers more typical of presidential elections than mid-term Connecticut elections.
I’m in line with my friend Liz to get a flu shot at the CVS pharmacy counter. The man in front of us is told that the prescription cream he needs is not covered by his insurer.
“Can I pay for it myself?”
“It’s very expensive.”
“For a tube of cream?”
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Buffeted by conflicting state and national political currents, Connecticut voters go to the polls today to cast votes for statewide and legislative candidates, many who have tied their fortunes to how the electorate feels about two men not on the ballot, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and President Donald J. Trump.