Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared victory early today in his bitter rematch with Republican Tom Foley, not waiting for his challenger to concede what Democrats described as an unexpectedly comfortable victory.
MARK PAZNIOKAS and KEITH M. PHANEUF
Victor in GOP primary, Foley says, ‘Change is on the way’
He’s getting another crack at the governor. Tom Foley, the Greenwich businessman who lost to Dannel P. Malloy by half a percentage point in 2010, easily won the Republican primary for governor Tuesday, weathering a late push by state Sen. John P. McKinney of Fairfield, the challenger he ignored until recently. Heather Bond Somers led the three-way primary for lieutenant governor, but a recount is expected.
Keno’s repeal is no longer a sure bet in Connecticut
Keno, the unwanted child of Connecticut politics, vilified by gambling opponents and publicly defended by no major political figure, improbably remains alive as the General Assembly begins the last two weeks of the 2014 session.
Commission OK’s borrowing for Sandy Hook and housing, for people and bears
The state Bond Commission approved nearly $250 million in borrowing Friday to help finance a new Sandy Hook Elementary School and a wide array of other bricks-and-mortar projects, including a $30 million parking garage, improvements to theaters, and a home for Andean bears.
House drops energy auction from budget
The Connecticut General Assembly staggered into the final weekend of the 2013 session Saturday, trying to close an elusive budget deal among majority Democrats, who forced the Malloy administration to give up on a plan to raise $80 million through an energy auction. Sources in the House and Senate Democratic caucuses said the tentative budget […]
Malloy’s $80 million energy auction imperiled by House Democrats
Critics say they have the votes to block Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to raise at least $80 million by auctioning the rights to serve certain electric customers, an idea opposed by AARP in a months-long, grass-roots lobbying campaign. With one week until the end of the 2013 session, the fight exposes strains between the […]