The Connecticut Democratic Party’s reliance on a federal account to raise money from state contractors who can’t legally give to state campaigns drew a carefully worded caution Tuesday.
In his fourth and final State of the State address before facing re-election, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a ringing defense Thursday of his response to an inherited fiscal crisis and a rebuke of critics whom he says refuse to acknowledge a slow, yet measurable recovery from recession.
Dr. William Petit, who was thrust into public life by the murders of his wife and daughters in a home invasion in Cheshire, has ruled out a congressional run in a statement sent Wednesday to the Associated Press.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants Connecticut to be the first state to commit to meeting President Obama’s goal of a $10.10 minimum wage, proposing a series of increases Tuesday that would reach the mark on Jan. 1, 2017. One Republican opponent cautiously embraced the idea.
Connecticut donors, including two recipients of state aid, gave a total of $1.4 million to the Democratic Governors Association in 2013, more than double what was raised here by its Republican counterpart. But nationally, the GOP governors association is far richer.
Connecticut’s Democratic Party raised $2.1 million through its federal account in 2013, buoyed by a roster of $10,000 donors who include the owner of the 2014 Republican convention venue, the Mohegan Tribe, and executives of companies doing business with the state.
The General Assembly’s election-year session doesn’t begin until next week, but one thing already is clear: Legislators and the governor are ardently courting older voters, one of largest and most reliable elements of the electorate.
Democratic leaders Friday outlined a low-cost, high-profile legislative agenda of consumer protections and other items backed by AARP, the over-50 advocacy group that says polling shows its members comprise 40 percent of voter turnout in Connecticut.
Derby – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday he would use the $506 million projected surplus to beef up the state’s fiscal reserves, pay down pension obligations and provide modest tax relief.
Malloy, a first-term Democrat facing re-election this year, chose a blue-collar, Naugatuck Valley community to announce that if legislators approve his plan, the state would be sending out checks of $55 to single filers and $110 to couples.
Republican Tom Foley entered the race for governor Wednesday with an appeal to urban voters and public school teachers, a general-election strategy that ignores his GOP rivals and anticipates a November rematch with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.