As a caucus, my fellow Republican legislators knew that the budget could not remain sustainable for long. That’s why we fought keenly through the night to achieve a better financial plan back in June. When our attempts to amend the unbalanced budget failed that night, we had no choice but to vote against it if we wanted something better for Connecticut.
On the eve of his 79th birthday, former state Sen. Edwin A. Gomes, D-Bridgeport, regained his seat as a minor-party candidate in a special election Tuesday night, scoring a national first for the Working Families Party.
The ballots are set for special elections on Feb. 24 to fill three legislative vacancies created by lawmakers accepting positions in the executive or judicial branches of government.
The resignation of Rep. David Scribner, R-Brookfield, prompted a quick exchange of text messages between former Gov. M. Jodi Rell, who once held the seat, and her son, Michael. In a text, the mother asked, “Are you considering it?”