Snow will delay the delivery of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget to the General Assembly by 24 hours until noon Thursday, when he will address a joint session of the General Assembly. “Given the forecast over the next couple of days, I’ve asked legislative leaders to postpone the start of session until February 6,” Malloy […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 minimum wage, proposing a series of increases Tuesday that would reach the mark on Jan. 1, 2017. One Republican opponent cautiously embraced the idea.
Connecticut donors, including two recipients of state aid, gave a total of $1.4 million to the Democratic Governors Association in 2013, more than double what was raised here by its Republican counterpart. But nationally, the GOP governors association is far richer.
The opening of the 2014 session of the Connecticut General Assembly has been tentatively delayed until late Wednesday afternoon, postponing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget address until early evening or Thursday.
The U.S. attorney’s office confirmed Monday that former House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan will not be prosecuted in connection with the fundraising scandal that derailed his congressional campaign in 2012.
Connecticut’s Democratic Party raised $2.1 million through its federal account in 2013, buoyed by a roster of $10,000 donors who include the owner of the 2014 Republican convention venue, the Mohegan Tribe, and executives of companies doing business with the state.
Over more than two decades, Connecticut’s spending on children has shrunk by $1.8 billion in inflation-adjusted dollars as debt, pension obligations and health care consumed an ever-increasing share of the state budget, according to a study released Friday.
The General Assembly’s election-year session doesn’t begin until next week, but one thing already is clear: Legislators and the governor are ardently courting older voters, one of largest and most reliable elements of the electorate.
Democratic leaders Friday outlined a low-cost, high-profile legislative agenda of consumer protections and other items backed by AARP, the over-50 advocacy group that says polling shows its members comprise 40 percent of voter turnout in Connecticut.
A federal judge in Hartford on Thursday dismissed a constitutional challenge to the sweeping gun-control legislation passed in Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. “The court concludes that the legislation is constitutional,” wrote Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello.
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.