Gov. Dannel P. Malloy doesn’t dispute there’s a sizeable hole in the next state budget – as nonpartisan analysts see things. He just thinks their perspective doesn’t reflect political reality. The Stamford Democrat says the situation is much rosier than the numbers show. And while there is more to do, his administration has positioned Connecticut’s finances and its economy for a prosperous future.
His running mate threw in the towel last week, but it took the secretary of the state’s office until Tuesday to formally declare Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti ineligible for the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
The prospect of keno being introduced into hundreds of bars and restaurants shortly before the fall elections was enough to encourage legislators and the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to delete keno revenue from a budget now likely to come to a vote Saturday. Legislators say the final call was the administration’s.
Connecticut donors gave $800,000 to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, money the state GOP hopes will flow back to its campaign to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a vulnerable first-term Democrat. Donors include an executive of a company promised $115 million in aid by Malloy.
State Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo has qualified for public financing for his re-election effort this year, the Guilford Democrat’s campaign announced Tuesday.
With votes scheduled Wednesday in both chambers of the state legislature, Connecticut is poised to become the first state to adopt a $10.10 minimum wage, delivering on an election-year priority of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
Martha Dean, a favorite of tea-party activists and gun owners, announced Tuesday she is running for governor, giving the Republican field of a half-dozen candidates its only woman and its strongest conservative contender.
Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, announced Tuesday she has ended her exploratory campaign for governor to seek re-election to the state Senate.
The Connecticut Policy Institute, a think tank founded by Republican Tom Foley after his loss in the 2010 race for governor, is launching an urban issues project Friday that reinforces an element of Foley’s new gubernatorial campaign.
The first public poll of 2014 is much like the last one of 2013: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is in a dead heat with Tom Foley, the Republican he narrowly defeated in 2010, according to a survey released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Foley leads the five-candidate field for the GOP nomination.
Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, told Democratic senators Wednesday he will not seek re-election this fall, heralding a turnover in leadership in three of the General Assembly’s four caucuses.
A few came to score points, eager to scuff up Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on the opening night of a listening tour, but mostly he was confronted with questions, pleas and complaints about the workings of government at the granular level.
Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney, R-Fairfield, wants the Republican field of gubernatorial contenders to spend more time together: He is proposing 10 debates, two in each of the five congressional districts.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday he does not expect to announce his re-election plans until after the General Assembly’s annual session ends May 7, a week before the Democratic nominating convention.
Every day he delays becoming a candidate for re-election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy rewrites the Connecticut political calendar. M. Jodi Rell created a candidate committee on Oct. 13, 2005, and kicked off her 2006 campaign for governor the next day. In his third and final run, John G. Rowland created a candidate committee on Nov. 30, 2000, 23 months before the 2002 election.