Stamford Mayor David Martin and Hamden Mayor Curt Long lost Democratic primaries Tuesday to Caroline Simmons and Lauren Garrett.
Leaders insist Lamont and lawmakers must compromise on tax reform issues
Legislative Democrats recommend that the state spend $180 million or 7.4% more more in municipal aid next fiscal year.
Donald J. Trump was impeached on a day when lawmakers in capitals like Hartford assessed threats that may await them.
Obama won Connecticut by 20 points, and it nearly killed the GOP. Biden’s 20-point win didn’t hurt as much.
Democrats have made health care a key issue, pointing to the pandemic and the fate of the federal health law.
The proposals would extend state health benefits to small businesses and nonprofits, and explore a public option for individuals.
Connecticut residents are registering to vote at an unprecedented rate in a non-presidential election cycle, indicating increased interest in politics since President Donald Trump won the White House, analysts say. According to data from the Connecticut Secretary of State’s office, from the 2016 election through June of this year, 81,908 new voters registered as Democrats, compared to 43,390 who registered as Republicans.
If one wants to understand Connecticut’s budget woes, one need to look no further than its universal preschool strategy. And in reviewing the governor’s and legislators’ budget deficit mitigation plans, it was disappointing to see that they opted to further erode the state’s early care system and industry, rather than make smarter choices that preserve both.
This week’s debate over Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan to reform an outdated drug law with clear racial implications shines a spotlight on discouraging dysfunction within the Connecticut General Assembly. What is surprising, and a bit embarrassing, is the ease with which our legislators apparently can be intimidated from doing the right thing — and their willingness to admit it.
Washington – At least four of Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers say they’ll attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s controversial address to Congress next month, even as some criticize the way House Speaker John Boehner made the invitation.
WASHINGTON – Newly appointed Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Ben Ray Luján officially announced his picks to be his top lieutenants Wednesday, turning to a long-time ally of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to succeed Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes as the group’s finance chairman.
Washington – Democrats lost control of the Senate Tuesday in a GOP tide that rolled across the nation, plunging Connecticut’s Democratic senators – Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy – into the minority.
WASHINGTON – With their party in danger of losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. John Larson and Jim Himes have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars from their leadership PACs into the campaigns of fellow Democrats.
WASHINGTON — Dan Debicella is hoping voter disgust with Congress and his appeal as a moderate Republican in a district that has shown a preference for politicians of that stripe will propel him to victory in his second attempt to unseat Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th Dis