Connecticut received Monday what is likely to be a federal overseer’s final assessment of the progress made by the Department of Children and Families during the tenure of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Commissioner Joette Katz, saying the state is closer than ever to ending nearly three decades of federal supervision. But not before the next governor takes office.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration announced Monday that state finances have been running almost $138 million in the black since the fiscal year began on July 1. But nearly two-thirds of that potential surplus won’t be available to avert a much larger looming budgetary crisis.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for “drug czar” visited New Haven on Monday, prompted by the massive medical emergency caused by the synthetic cannabinoid K2, to discuss the ongoing and deadly addiction epidemic that continues to grip Connecticut.
Undaunted by a lack of interest from state legislators and most gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to try to keep Connecticut focused on rebuilding its aging, overcrowded transportation system.
Bob Stefanowski is the latest in a series of outsiders from the world of business to win a Republican primary for top-of-ticket statewide offices in Connecticut, none of whom were able to beat their conventional Democratic opponents in the fall. But those races for governor and U.S. Senate came before the ultimate outsider, Donald J. Trump, captured the White House. And none of them followed the path taken by Stefanowski. Continue Reading →
The United States Department of Education has announced it will allocate Connecticut $10.6 million for school districts that took in displaced students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Maria wreaked widespread devastation last fall. Continue Reading →
If Jahana Hayes succeeds in winning a seat in Congress, she will be in a select group of minority lawmakers who represent overwhelmingly white majority districts. Hayes garnered substantial support among white Democrats, winning towns in the district with few minority residents, like Goshen, Litchfield and Southbury, by more than 66 percent of the vote. Continue Reading →
One day after a landslide win in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Ned Lamont began working to separate himself from Republican opponent Bob Stefanowski, another wealthy businessman who’s founded his campaign on the fiscally-questionable-yet-nonetheless-appealing pledge to eliminate Connecticut’s income tax. Continue Reading →
Jahana Hayes, the political novice whose compelling life story drew national attention, soundly defeated former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman Tuesday for the Democratic nomination to represent Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. Continue Reading →
Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont easily captured the Democratic gubernatorial nomination Tuesday, outpolling a former convicted felon, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, in every community except Ganim’s hometown. Continue Reading →
There were no surprises in Tuesday’s primary elections for attorney general, comptroller and treasurer as voters selected the same candidates that were nominated at their party’s conventions this past spring. Continue Reading →
Bob Stefanowski won the five-way Republican primary for governor Tuesday night after ignoring Connecticut’s GOP establishment, opting out of the state’s public-financing program and repeating one outlandish campaign promise like a daily affirmation: He will “rip costs” from state government and make its income tax disappear over eight years. Continue Reading →
Matthew Corey has defeated fellow Republican Dominic Rapini for the chance to run against Connecticut’s most heavily financed and formidable political opponent — Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. Continue Reading →