On MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show tonight, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy walked a line between boastfulness and modesty as he discussed Connecticut’s repeal of the death penalty for future crimes. He described his opposition to capital punishment as a principled stand that nearly cost him the election in 2010, but then quickly credited the General Assembly […]
A federal judge has ordered a week-long stay in the eviction of the occupy folks on the New Haven Green, although a few arrests were reported.
An hour before the the five Democratic candidates vying to become Connecticut’s next U.S. senator take the stage for another debate, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy took a dig at one of the candidates. “You are talking about someone who is on the fringe of the fringe,” Malloy told reporters at the State Capitol Monday of […]
Occupied New Haven Green to be un-Occupied, judge rules. http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/occupynewruling/
Linda McMahon has responded to an unsettling Quinnipiac University poll with an internal survey that shows her with great favorables and a 21-percentage point lead over her rival for the GOP Senate nomination, former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, R-4th District. (The Shays campaign says caveat voter: McMahon portrayed her internals as showing a dead heat […]
Three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee say it’s in the country’s best security interests to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The three argue on the opinion page of The Washington Post: “Significant military progress has been made in Afghanistan — progress that we have personally witnessed over repeated visits. Four years ago, southern […]
Opponents of two executive orders allowing home care workers and daycare providers to unionize are filing lawsuits this week alleging that the orders violate state and federal law. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy issued the orders in September, following a legislative session in which lawmakers considered but did not pass proposals to give collective bargaining rights […]
Earlier this month was the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, one of the most important and infamous moments in U.S. civil rights history. The story is familiar to many of us: a peaceful march in support of black voting rights ends in violence on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala. Local policemen attack nonviolent […]
Capitalism in Crisis A breakdown of three major political/analytical views on what’s happening out there in our economy. The Financial Times’ Washington bureau chief Edward Luce explains who’s espousing what views, what we can look forward to. So to speak.
We explained earlier this week how Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is having a more challenging time with the Connecticut legislature in his second year. Today, the New York Times tells us that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is having a more challenging time with the New York legislature in his second year. The Times piece is notable […]
Eyebrows were raised in various corners of the State Capitol today over the Government Administration Elections Committee leaving Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Election Day registration bill off the committee’s agenda. The panel reported a number of election reforms out of the committee today, but the panel’s co-chair, Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, said she had some unresolved […]
Juan A. Figueroa, a former state legislator who has led the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut since 2003, is stepping down as president in September, the Meriden-based foundation announced Friday. Executive Vice President Frances G. Padilla will succeed Figueroa as president. She led the foundation on an interim basis when Figueroa took a leave […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is above water in a new public poll that gives him a 51 percent to 46 percent approval rating, while Democrats seeking re-election or higher office this year do even better in Connecticut. A poll commissioned by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think tank, shows President Obama leading […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the Obama administration on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today over its requirement that faith-based employers include contraception coverage in their health coverage. “I think it’s the right rule,” Malloy said. A rarity for his chats on the program, Malloy managed to get through more than 9 minutes on camera without being […]
Three apparent firsts today in the 2012 congressional season: two statewide constitutional officers made their first endorsements, a video tracker showed up to record an opponent’s event, and a worker for the candidate being tracked responded with sufficient childishness to become part of the story. The campaign of Elizabeth Esty dispatched a young intern with […]