Donald Trump’s unpopularity in Connecticut appeared to help Democrats increase majorities in the General Assembly.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s all-Democratic delegation to the U.S. House have supported Rep. Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the past, but now some of those loyalists are giving that support some thought.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission was surprised Monday to find a provision added to campaign finance legislation that, arguably at least, might undermine the commission in its litigation against the Connecticut Democratic Party. One reason for the surprise was that the unwanted language appeared in a bill proposed by the commission itself.
On Feb. 26, in light of revelations regarding GOP U.S. Senate candidate August Wolf, Connecticut Democrats issued a statement condemning my party. I adamantly disagree with the Connecticut Democrats and their characterization of the Connecticut Republican Party. This one individual is not representative of our party. I have been active in the state party for several years, and my sexuality has never been an issue.
Today’s state budget crisis is as structurally deep as the Grand Canyon. I have watched this closely since 1991. It is the result of financial negligence in every budget adopted over two decades. It is insane that our budget has increased 255 percent since 1991. And we haven’t even paid all our bills along the way. To have $65 billion in unfunded liabilities, an amazing three and a half times our annual budget, and an increase of outstanding bonded debt from $9 billion to $21 billion since 1991, is criminal in my mind. And believe me folks, this is just getting started.