Did two Republicans, Joe Markley and Rob Sampson, miss a deadline for raising a free-speech issue?
The Democratic and unaffiliated candidates for lieutenant governor made Republican Joe Markley a common target Thursday over his social conservatism, including his solitary opposition in the state Senate to bills that address issues of pay equity and college-campus sexual assault.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s plan to commission a $10 million analysis on restoring tolls to Connecticut’s highways continues to provide fodder for this year’s state elections. The latest move comes from lieutenant governor candidate Sen. Joe Markley.
The office is derided as the spare part of government, a job with few duties other than being available should the boss fall ill or worse. But primaries for lieutenant governor in Connecticut are asking Democrats and Republicans to think about their openness and appeal to millennials and minorities in a decidedly unsettled election cycle.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is seeking to eliminate legislators’ authority over certain attempts to make changes to Medicaid and other federally funded assistance programs – an authority legislators recently used to block a controversial administration proposal.
Connecticut Republicans are to settle a wide-open race for state chairman Tuesday night at Nuchie’s, the banquet hall in Bristol where $26-per-person buys an overflowing buffet table, a cash bar and a guarantee, “You will never go wrong at Nuchie’s!” The GOP hopes so.
The Connecticut legislature Friday ignored an NRA campaign to block the judicial nomination of a former legislator who co-sponsored the post-Newtown gun controls, voting overwhelmingly to confirm Auden C. Grogins of Bridgeport as a judge of the Superior Court.
Connecticut is old and getting older. One in seven residents is 75 or older, and the 65-plus population is projected to grow by 64 percent by 2030. Caring for an aging population was the topic Thursday of a Google Hangout, a conversation with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Sen. Joe Markley and Elaine Ryan of AARP.
Gregory W. Gray, president of the state’s largest public college system, is asking his governing board to adopt a 2 percent tuition and fee increase for students next school year.
As the only avowed Tea Party adherent to win election in Connecticut, Joe Markley is a curiously laid-back representative of a movement known for its anger and frustration with government spending and policies. “I’ve not the hard-driving sort,” said Markley, who has degrees in English from Amherst and Columbia. “I’m a very relaxed firebrand.” Markley’s […]