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Posted inPolitics

Is it possible to balance statewide tickets in age of primaries?

Denise Nappier’s decision not to seek re-election as state treasurer is bound to reopen a debate over how to preserve one of the most enduring traditions in Connecticut politics: Nominating a  string of racially diverse statewide Democratic tickets, beginning in 1962 with the choice of Gerald A. Lamb as the first black state treasurer in the U.S.

Posted inMoney, Politics

Treasurer raises more concerns about Malloy’s plan for pensions

While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy intensified his pitch Tuesday to restructure Connecticut’s troubled pension funds, state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier repeated earlier fiscal concerns — and raised new legal questions. The treasurer also said she would offer a “less radical” alternative next month to the governor’s plans for pensions involving state employees and public school teachers.