WASHINGTON – House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to resign may have lessened the prospects of a government shutdown, but that won’t be known for sure until Congress considers a short-term spending bill next week. Meanwhile, Connecticut agencies have been told to draw up contingency plans.
CT businesses pushing back on shutdown of Ex-Im Bank
WASHINGTON — The Tea Party, aided by other conservative Republicans and the billionaire Koch brothers, celebrated a big victory last week when Congress failed to reauthorize the charter of a bank that helps U.S. businesses, including Connecticut-based General Electric and United Technologies, make sales overseas.
Himes citing Ted Cruz to raise campaign cash
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, sent out a fundraising appeal Friday that tries to scare potential donors by citing the actions of one of the GOP’s most conservative members – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Little-known Ex-Im Bank hot issue in 2nd District race
WASHINGTON –A battle has erupted in the race between Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, and his Republican opponent, Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh. It centers on a financial institution little known outside the business world.
Cantor loss is reason to give Himes money, lawmaker says
Washington -Eager to bolster his June fundraising totals, Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has distributed a fundraising appeal that says House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprise loss in a primary is evidence the Tea Party is on the rise and that people should donate to the Democrats’ campaign.
Malloy: CT Republicans did not hamper ACA implementation
WASHINGTON – Gov. Dannel Malloy told an audience at a liberal think tank on Tuesday that Connecticut Republicans did not stand in the way of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Connecticut, a statement some in the crowd found hard to believe given the raging partisan war over the ACA in Washington.
Not quite a candidate, Malloy’s back on the road
A few came to score points, eager to scuff up Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on the opening night of a listening tour, but mostly he was confronted with questions, pleas and complaints about the workings of government at the granular level.
A little Connecticut PAC that provoked a big response
Leadership Connecticut PAC, the Republican political action committee that drew fire from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this week and attracted street-theater protests Thursday night outside a cigar bar in New Haven, is an obscure player that pumped a modest $10,500 into the state’s multi-million-dollar political economy during the 2012 election cycle.
At the State Capitol, a Tea Party of one
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 […]