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Push Polls With Debunked Claims Used To Attack Greenberg

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 4:11pm

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OP-ED | Here Are The Facts, Malloy’s Economic Record Is A Strong One

by Sean Goldrick
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 2:10pm

In the old TV detective series Dragnet, Jack Webb’s Detective Joe Friday was famous for saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.”  So channeling my inner Jack Webb, here are the facts.

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OP-ED | Black Conservative Leaders Talk Guns, Civil Rights and the GOP

by Suzanne Bates
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:45pm

When Sonnie Johnson broke into her spoken word poem, A Moment of Clarity, about her journey from the projects in Richmond, Va. - the daughter of a biological mother addicted to crack and an alcoholic father - to her job today as a tea party activist and founder of the website Change the Game, it was clear this was a different kind of conservative panel.

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OP-ED | One Corner, Six Elections (2004-2014)

by Susan Bigelow
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:26pm

Every other year, during election season, I go to a specific corner near my home in Enfield and take pictures of the election signs campaigns have posted there. I’ve been doing this for a decade, now, and the result is my own very minor contribution to local election history.

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Working Families Party Files FEC Complaint Over Greenberg Office Rent

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 11:27am

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OP-ED | Holding My Nose To Vote For Q1

by Terry Cowgill
Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:30am

When Connecticut voters walk into their polling places on Nov. 4, they'll experience an uncommon occurrence: they'll be voting for more than just candidates for office. For reasons that will be explored later in this column, these sorts of ballot questions are unusual in our state. And this one will be notable for its tautological quality: voters will be voting about . . . voting.

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Nearly $1M In Outreach for Second Enrollment

by Cara Rosner
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 2:45pm

With the second round of open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act approaching next month, Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace is budgeting nearly $1 million for outreach efforts to help consumers navigate the process.

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OP-ED | On Responsibility, Sports, and Parenting

by Barth Keck
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 7:59am

As a Baltimore native and lifelong Orioles fan, I was disappointed with their recent elimination from the playoffs. Nevertheless, I was heartened by their successful season, especially since prognosticators gave them no chance of winning anything this year.

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Esty Ranked 104th Wealthiest Member of Congress; Greenberg Would Be In Top 20

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 5:30am

Elizabeth Esty has joined Richard Blumenthal, Rosa DeLauro and Jim Himes as millionaire members of Connecticut's congressional delegation, which ranks among the wealthiest 20 percent of U.S. senators and representatives.

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WNPR: Where We Vote

Posted: Oct 22, 2014 2:29pm

Chion Wolf photos John Dankosky recently spoke to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy his Republican challenger Tom Foley and third-party hopeful Joe Visconti. Click their names to liisten to their hour-long interviews.

Newtown’s Congresswoman Talks Gun Violence As Election Approaches

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:24am

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Malloy Fires Up Yale Grad Students Fighting to Unionize

by Mary E. O'Leary
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 6:34am

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, recounting the story of his mother organizing school nurses in Stamford, gave his full support to the efforts of graduate students at Yale University to form a union as he addressed a spirited rally Tuesday that stretched a block long.

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Esty, Greenberg Cite Importance of Manufacturing, Clash Over Energy, Social Security

by New Haven Register
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:30pm

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Obama Is Coming Back

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:07pm

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Foley to Malloy: ‘‘When I’m Governor I Won’t Be Insulting Taxpayers’

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 4:35pm

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Department Touting Business Climate in Ads Just Before Election

by Hugh McQuaid
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:21pm

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5th District Notebook: Esty, Greenberg To Debate Guns, Social Security

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 21, 2014 5:30am

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and Republican Mark Greenberg will meet for their second debate Tuesday in Waterbury, and will be on the phone together Wednesday for a discussion with the AARP about issues affecting senior citizens.

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Federal Funding for Cancer Research Plummets In State

by Lisa Chedekel
Posted: Oct 20, 2014 3:17pm

Connecticut’s share of funding from the National Cancer Institute has dropped 19 percent since 2010 – a steeper decline than many other states, an analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data show.

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Greenberg Uses Old Cheshire Budget Hearing Video To Hit Esty On Taxes

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:48am

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Candidates Squabble Over Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:30am

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OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

by Edison Liu
Posted: Oct 19, 2014 9:10pm

On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington.

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OP-ED | Joe Must Go

by Bob Margolis
Posted: Oct 19, 2014 8:28pm

It’s time for you to go, Joe. You’ve probably worked harder than anyone else in the race for governor, but in your heart you know you can’t win.

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Foley Pays No Income Taxes In 2013

by Christine Stuart
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 3:03pm

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OP-ED | Bipartisan Lack of Integrity Destroys Confidence in Political System

by Sarah Darer Littman
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 2:40pm

Last Friday, as I attended the funeral of a much-loved relative . . . one thing that struck me while listening to a succession of moving eulogies, particularly as a political writer living in “Corrupticut,” was the number of times people used the word “integrity” in describing him. Sadly, integrity is a trait that’s increasingly rare in politics.

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Greenberg Says CDC Director Should Resign Over Ebola Response

by Matt DeRienzo
Posted: Oct 17, 2014 2:01pm

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October 24, 2014

Profs: Malloy Could Shine In Ebola Preparations, But Risks Politicizing Public Health Scare

by Hugh McQuaid | Oct 24, 2014 5:42pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s strict Ebola prevention protocols could resonate with voters but he and Democrats may walk a fine line between promoting responsible policy and politicizing a public health scare, two political science professors said Friday.

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Final Sandy Hook Report May Be Delayed

by Christine Stuart | Oct 24, 2014 3:57pm
Posted to: Newtown

Hugh McQuaid file photo The long anticipated final report of the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission may be delayed until after the second anniversary of the Newtown school shooting.

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Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | Oct 24, 2014 12:49pm
Posted to: Health Care | Labor | State Capitol | Bristol | Manchester | Vernon | Waterbury

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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October 23, 2014

Malloy, Visconti Square Off on NBC in Debate Without Foley

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2014 9:40pm
Posted to: Election 2014 | West Hartford

Christine Stuart photo NBC Connecticut’s Gerry Brooks reminded television viewers five times that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley declined to attend Thursday’s debate 12 days before the election.

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In Newtown, Esty And Gun Reform Leader Talk Background Checks

by Matt DeRienzo | Oct 23, 2014 9:02pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th Congressional District | Election 2014 | Law Enforcement

Matt DeRienzo photo A California lawmaker who chaired a congressional task force on gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting nearly two years ago was in Newtown on Thursday, meeting with high school students and supporting 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s re-election campaign.

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Dems Ask Judge To Dismiss GOP Lawsuit

by Hugh McQuaid | Oct 23, 2014 3:18pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance

A lawyer for state Democrats asked a Hartford Superior Court judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit from Republicans seeking to stop the party from using money designated for federal candidates to help re-elect Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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Drowning In Campaign Cash

by Kristi Allen | Oct 23, 2014 12:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | Election 2014

Connecticut’s hotly contested gubernatorial race is contributing to a national trend of heavy spending on gubernatorial campaigns.

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Dems To Federal Regulators: Nevermind

by Christine Stuart | Oct 23, 2014 5:30am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2014

(Updated 10:30 a.m.) After asking federal regulators to hurry up and make a decision about whether it can use federal funds to pay for a mailer on behalf of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic Party withdrew its request late Wednesday night.

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October 22, 2014

Malloy Touts His Housing Record, Foley Struggles On Policy

by Hugh McQuaid | Oct 22, 2014 3:48pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy easily won over a crowd of housing advocates during a candidate forum Wednesday with an interest in the subject and a record of investments in the state’s affordable housing infrastructure.

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Esty, Greenberg Focus On 5th’s Many Older Voters In Debate On Social Security

by Matt DeRienzo | Oct 22, 2014 1:30pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th Congressional District | Election 2014

CTNJ file photos Litchfield County has the oldest population in Connecticut, and more than 130,000 people in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District receive Social Security benefits. That represents more than half the number of ballots cast in the district in the last non-presidential year.

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