The endorsement Thursday of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by the Connecticut State Police Union reflects labor’s broader misgivings about Republican Tom Foley as much as it does support for a governor with whom it’s battled over concessions.
RGA to DGA: We’ll see that $200K, and raise you $400K
A super PAC allied with the Democratic Governors Association reported another $200,000 in receipts at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, bringing its total investment in Connecticut’s governor’s race to $4.4 million. At 6:06 p.m., the PAC allied with the Republican Governors Association reported another $574,500, bringing its total to $5.7 million.
Foley struggles on a deep dive into housing policy
Republican Tom Foley underwhelmed an audience of housing advocates Wednesday, admitting unfamiliarity with a broad range of housing policies, programs and terms with less than two weeks left in his second run for governor.
Quinnipiac’s Connecticut cliffhanger: Malloy 43%, Foley 42%
Connecticut’s race for governor remained tight Wednesday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy opened a one-point lead over Republican Tom Foley in a new Quinnipiac University poll, 43 percent to 42 percent. Petitioning candidate Joe Visconti remained at nine percent.
Malloy decries budget gimmicks — but uses a few
Despite decrying the budget gimmicks of his Republican predecessors, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is employing some fiscal tricks himself, using $70 million in borrowing and other gimmicks to balance his latest spending plan.
Will Malloy spend Connecticut’s shaky surplus on election-year tax cut?
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy finally has a chance to trumpet a large budget surplus, even though much of it stands on shaky underpinnings. And Republicans suspect the Democratic governor will use it next month to pay for an election-year tax cut — even though a larger deficit has been forecast for just a year from now.