Ned Lamont, a Democrat lifted to victory in large measure by Connecticut’s rejection of a divisive Republican president, delivered a conciliatory message Wednesday in his first public appearance as the governor-elect, pledging to work with labor, business and the legislature’s wounded GOP minority.
Will Connecticut be able to borrow funds at affordable rates to rebuild its aging transportation system? New projections show one key barometer of the transportation program’s fiscal health could be slipping into dangerous territory within the next two years.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s race for U.S. Senate gives voters a clear ideological choice between Chris Murphy, a progressive Democrat seeking re-election to that chamber for the first time, and Matthew Corey, a conservative Republican who has never held public office and is running on his “outsider” status.
TORRINGTON – Michelle Cook, a Democrat, is battling to keep her 65th House District seat from being taken by Republican Molly Spino. Cook represents one of the state’s few key swing districts, which means both parties are eyeing it hungrily to help secure the state House majority on Nov. 6.
By the end of August, candidates for state offices ranging from state representative to governor reported raising more than $40 million and spending around $30 million in the 2018 election cycle. Today, CT Mirror is launching CT Campaign Cash, a database tool to ease inspection of those receipts and expenditures.
The Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, Susan Bysiewicz and Eva Bermudez Zimmerman sparred over taxes, experience and Connecticut’s massive pension debt Thursday during their only debate, a live-streamed forum at NBC Connecticut in West Hartford.