The last jobs report before Election Day showed Monday that Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped in September to its lowest rate in six years, 6.4 percent.
2014 Gubernatorial Election
Foley, Malloy find common ground in GAAP
Who says Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and GOP gubernatorial challenger Tom Foley can’t find common ground? The fierce political rivals apparently agree on one topic, though it might not be the most pressing in the minds of voters: the ongoing conversion of state finances to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
‘Connecticut’s Budget Crisis: And Why You Should Care’ now available on iTunes
Connecticut Mirror Budget Reporter Keith M. Phaneuf’s award-winning series is now available here through Apple’s iTunes store.
Foley has lots of confidence, few details, on plans to fix CT budget
To say Tom Foley is keeping his cards close when it comes to his plans to fix state finances might be an understatement. The Greenwich businessman and Republican gubernatorial contender’s positions on key income and business taxes and public-sector wages are guarded at best.
Visconti convinced he can find the waste in Connecticut’s budget
Gubernatorial hopeful Joe Visconti concedes he doesn’t have a complete blueprint to close the state budget deficit. But the West Hartford Republican, who brings his budget books with him on the campaign trail, insists he will have one before his rivals do.
Foley coy on picking an LG, taking public financing
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said Thursday he has the delegates and dollars he needs on the eve of this weekend’s GOP nominating convention: sufficient delegates to win, and enough dollars to qualify for public financing.
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Foley challenges GOP rivals on money
Tom Foley is raising expectations about delegate support and financial resources in the run up to this weekend’s Republican convention, saying a first-ballot endorsement for governor and his qualifying for public financing are within reach. His GOP rivals say he is grandstanding.
New poll, same result: Foley, Malloy tied for governor
Tom Foley goes to the Republican convention next week as the public favorite for the GOP nomination for governor, tied in the general-election match up with the Democratic incumbent, Dannel P. Malloy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday.
GOP gubernatorial contenders want more state worker concessions in 2015
Four of Connecticut’s Republican gubernatorial contenders indicated Wednesday they would ask unionized state employees to grant concessions in 2015 – for the third time in seven years – to help balance the budget.