Connecticut’s gubernatorial contenders battled Tuesday for the support of local mayors and first selectmen, pledging to preserve municipal aid and to ease pressure on property taxpayers.
Despite their seeming ability to disagree about almost everything, Gov. Danel P. Malloy and Tom Foley share plenty of common ground about Connecticut’s future economic development. But it’s their respective track records that lead them to butt heads most frequently.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy trumpeted one of his administration’s boldest investments Tuesday at the opening of a heavily subsidized genomic medicine research institute on the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, but Republican gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley called its price tag too high.
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Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley expanded his effort Tuesday to reassure state employees, saying he would not use layoffs to help close a projected, $1.4 billion deficit in the budget.
An awkward statement about taxes from the 2010 campaign has come back to confront Gov. Dannel P. Malloy four years later.