James Finley is stepping down in March as executive director and chief executive officer of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. Finley has been with CCM since 1979, taking over as CEO in 2006.
A special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Toni Harp, the newly inaugurated mayor of New Haven, will be held Feb. 25, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Friday. Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, D-New Haven, is seeking the seat in the 10th District, which includes West Haven and part of New Haven. Malloy […]
Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker, who has been talking to Republicans about seeking the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor, has scheduled a press conference Monday at the State Capitol to make “a major political announcement.”
Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney, R-Fairfield, filed a report Friday showing that his gubernatorial campaign raised $101,080 in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the exploratory campaign of the GOP’s 2010 nominee, Tom Foley, says it matched him.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a former prosecutor who has exchanged his share of zingers with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie since taking office, said Thursday he believes that criminal laws were violated when the Christie administration deliberately fouled traffic to punish the mayor of Fort Lee, N.J.
Three lawmakers are waging quiet campaigns to succeed House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, on the assumption he will not seek re-election to the General Assembly this fall after 22 years as a legislator, the last eight as the top Republican.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named Jonathan Slifka as his “cabinet-level” liaison to the disability community Wednesday, acting at the start of a re-election year to improve relations with a demographic group whose broad diversity Slifka matter-of-factly highlighted.
It’s good to be cooperative. Paul Rogers, 41, of Middlebury, one of the smoke shop owners caught up in a conspiracy to bribe a state legislator to keep the roll-your-own business tax free, was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday, a reward for his cooperation wilth federal authorities.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton’s official entrance into the 2014 race for governor Wednesday creates a four-man field of Republicans that is about to expand to five with the addition of Tom Foley, the GOP’s 2010 nominee. Once Foley formally declares after months as an exploratory candidate, the field seems set with one possible exception: Sen. Toni Boucher of Wilton, who has been raising money since August with an exploratory committee.
Republican First Selectman Timothy Herbst of Trumbull, who has floated his name as a potential candidate for state treasurer, announced Monday he is creating an exploratory committee for statewide office, “including state treasurer.” “Trumbull is a microcosm of the state of Connecticut both in its diverse makeup and desire for strong services and a quality […]
Toni Harp, the newly inaugurated Democratic mayor of New Haven, resigned Tuesday from the state Senate, forcing a special election to choose a successor within the next 56 days. By law, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has 10 days to issue a writ of special election. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill must then schedule an election within 46 days of Malloy’s action.
Thomas J. D’Amore Jr., a puckish political presence in Connecticut for more than 40 years, most notably as a key strategist for Lowell P. Weicker’s successful runs for U.S. Senate and governor, and later for Ned Lamont’s challenge of U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, died Tuesday after an apparent heart attack. He was 72.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s calculated decision to make a public show of challenging unionized teachers two years ago still dogs the first-term Democratic governor as he prepares for a 2014 re-election he cannot win without support from organized labor.
You’ll be hearing about this tidbit from Republicans on the campaign trail in ’14: Connecticut led the nation last year in the percentage of outbound moves, as measured in the annual survey by Atlas Van Lines. Sixty percent of interstate moves involving Connecticut customers were outbound, followed by 59 percent for New York and Indiana. […]
Dora B. Schriro, who was named Monday as the first woman to oversee the Connecticut State Police and other state public-safety functions, has a national profile as the New York City correction commissioner and a former special adviser to the U.S. secretary of homeland security.