Connecticut needs an education funding system that allows all families to access good schools, not just those who can afford them.
It began as an effort to allow Civil War soldiers who were far from home to cast ballots in state and local elections, but that provision in Connecticut’s constitution has also kept voters from enjoying the rights shared by voters in 34 other states to cast an early ballot. Connecticut voters will now decide whether to allow the state legislature to amend the state’s restrictions on absentee or early voting.
In a final televised confrontation, Republican Tom Foley aggressively pushed Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Sunday to match his 11th-hour promise to eliminate the state income tax on Social Security benefits and teacher pensions. They also debated art, sex and boat names.
On a day of cold rain and hot rhetoric, a new poll and a bit of trash talk, the campaigns of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley intersected Saturday in Bridgeport, where the final votes were counted in 2010.
Even at 43 percent in the polls, Dannel P. Malloy says there’s little he would have done differently. And Connecticut shouldn’t expect him to change if he is re-elected Tuesday, even if 52 percent of voters do have an unfavorable opinion of him.
Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor drew First Lady Michelle Obama to a raucous rally Thursday in New Haven, the city whose turnout next week probably will be the rock on which Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election founders or succeeds.
Connecticut’s race for governor is going to the wire with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied at 43 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Petitioning candidate Joe Visconti was at seven percent.
Connecticut’s governor for the next four years will face a wide range of challenges to improve the state’s public schools. The Mirror spoke with both major party candidates about their approach to education. Today, Republican challenger Tom Foley talks about his plans.
Grow Connecticut, the Republican super PAC, is closing its effort to unseat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with its toughest ad of the campaign, a piece that is largely based on outdated economic data and backed by a $600,000 contribution that brings the group’s total spending to $7.3 million.
It was a good story line, but Chris Christie wasn’t having it. On his fourth trip to Connecticut in six weeks, the New Jersey governor insisted he was here to promote a Republican challenger, not tweak a Democratic incumbent who delights in favorably comparing his state to Christie’s.
It’s the commercial many Democrats wanted to see, the one where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy takes a deep breath, looks into a camera and wryly acknowledges what every pollster knows: Half the state doesn’t like him.
A new player entered Connecticut’s race for governor Saturday as a “dark money” group from Ohio contributed $1.17 million to Grow Connecticut, the super PAC behind a $6.7 million advertising campaign to defeat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Outside spending now is $15 million.
In the final days of Connecticut’s deadlocked race for governor, two super PACs are making $2.4 million in independent expenditures on advertising praising Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s push for a sweeping gun control law after the Newtown school massacre and criticizing Tom Foley’s support for repeal.
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.
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.