by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD
Well, that happened fast.
Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.
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by Susan Bigelow | Jan 19, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion
Log into Blogger dot com and protest the Iraq War, it’s 2006 again!
Does anyone remember the last time progressives in Connecticut were all genuinely excited about the same candidate? It’s been a long time.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2017 11:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 2:03pm
Posted to: Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended the speculation Thursday about whether he will seek a third term. He won’t. Malloy, 61, gathered his staff on the fourth floor of the state Capitol Thursday to deliver the news before heading down to a 2 p.m. press conference.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 8, 2016 12:23am
Posted to: Business | Startups | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Jobs | Greenwich
Twice-defeated U.S. Senate candidate and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was nominated Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump to head the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2010 | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Greenwich
Connecticut’s public sector employee unions took a beating Sunday during a forum at the Greenwich Public Library.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2015 10:45am
Posted to: Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Jobs | State Capitol | Stamford
Brian Durand, a trusted adviser to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy before his first failed gubernatorial campaign in 2006, has been elevated to become Malloy’s third chief of staff.
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by Christine Stuart | Aug 19, 2015 1:15pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Veterans Affairs | White House
Described by his former colleague, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson, as a person with a wit “quicker than Jon Stewart,” a former Massachusetts Congressman told the faculty at Goodwin College on Wednesday about a seismic shift in American life, as chronicled in his recent memoir.
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by Elizabeth Regan and Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2015 3:57pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | State Budget | Special Session | Taxes
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy won’t veto the two-year, $40.3 billion budget that increases taxes by nearly $2 billion, even though on the campaign trail last fall he promised no new taxes.
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by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2015 5:49pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2011 | Election 2012 | Election 2013
Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo pleaded guilty Monday to steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida.
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