Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been insisting he has yet to decide if he is running for re-election, an assertion that prompts eye-rolling among the Capitol press. On Thursday, his own party made clear they are not buying the indecision claim, either. Connecticut Democrats announced that their nominating convention will be May 16, a Friday […]
Republican Tom Foley entered the race for governor Wednesday with an appeal to urban voters and public school teachers, a general-election strategy that ignores his GOP rivals and anticipates a November rematch with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and son and brother of U.S. presidents, will keynote the Connecticut Republican Party’s major fundraiser, the Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. The dinner is named for the former U.S. senator from Connecticut, who was the grandfather of Jeb Bush. The event is April 10 in Stamford. Bush, 60, has not […]
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton stirred up the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, naming an early running mate, Heather Bond Somers, in a bold bid to boost his appeal to donors and delegates.
President Obama’s expected call tonight in his State of the Union address for the nation to confront economic inequality should have a special resonance in Connecticut, a state dotted with pockets of extreme wealth, deep poverty and the nation’s worst gap in education achievement.
On a day when the state posted disappointing jobs numbers, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he intends to ask the General Assembly next month to fund a successful private-sector program for the long-term unemployed and to ban help-wanted ads that discriminate against the jobless.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy personally expressed his frustration Friday morning to the MTA’s chairman, Tom Prendergast, over the previous evening’s power outage that stranded commuters on all three major Metro-North lines. “The power outage on the New Haven Line last evening was totally avoidable and frankly, unfathomable given that it occurred due to inappropriate actions […]
The lawyer defending former Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief, Marc Ryan, against a lawsuit by unionized state employees said Friday that his clients are now backing a settlement effort by Attorney General George Jepsen.
He’s not an official candidate yet, but Republican Tom Foley on Monday rolled out the first television commercial of the 2014 race for governor. With a big wink to the voters and media back in Connecticut, it airs exclusively – and ever-so-briefly — on cable in New York City. To make a point about Connecticut’s […]
Newtown — The nation is not meeting its obligation to children, the president told a town in mourning Sunday evening. We’re not doing enough to keep our children safe, to let them know they’re loved, to give them a chance to live happy lives. “We will have to change,” President Obama said. He spoke at […]
When it came time for U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to decide where he would make the announcement on which states landed an exemption to the federal No Child Left Behind requirements, he said Connecticut was the obvious choice. “Connecticut is absolutely a winner,” Duncan told a beaming Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a crowded function room […]
With time running short, the legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus tried Thursday to nudge forward some of the education reforms that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says are needed to turn around troubled urban schools. But the caucus, which includes 22 of the General Assembly’s 187 members, offered a mixed message at a press conference, […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Senate Democrats remained at odds Friday over the union rights of teachers in the troubled schools that are at the heart of Malloy’s education reforms, with legislators questioning if some of the proposed reforms run afoul of labor laws. Malloy said he supports a continued role for unions at the […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today outlined six broad principles that he says will guide the debate on education reform next year, including “intensive interventions” by the state in troubled school systems and a lighter bureaucratic touch at successful ones. In a letter to legislators and stakeholders, Malloy hinted at a willingness to take up the […]