June 13, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | June 13, 2014 5:30am
While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy still languishes in the polls, tied with his likely GOP opponent and unable to crack the 50 percent approval threshold, the odds that he will be re-elected in November are improving slightly with each passing week.
May 16, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | May 16, 2014 8:00am
Last fall over dinner in NYC, a friend asked what I thought of Chris Christie for 2016. I told her that I didn’t think he had the temperament for the White House, because he was, essentially, a bully.
“But during Hurricane Sandy, he seemed like such a leader,” my friend argued.
I agreed. But one performance during a natural disaster doesn’t compensate for a political lifetime.
“But maybe we need a bully in office,” this friend argued. “Bullies get things done.”
I disagreed — because while bullies might “get things done,” they do so at a very high cost.
I’m being reminded of this conversation pretty much daily at the moment as I get emails and blog post responses from Malloy supporters wondering why I, as a “progressive” (with the quotation marks my credentials are even being attacked), would act as a “spoiler,” “kneecapping” a Malloy win by criticizing him, or by even the mere contemplation of support for a third-party candidate with views closer to my own.
November 19, 2013
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2013 12:27pm
November 15, 2013
by Jason Paul | November 15, 2013 5:38pm
A few weeks ago I pointed to five things to watch for in this year’s municipal election results. The election last week did not generate a large wave in one direction or the other. There was a slightly higher turnout than in 2011, but nothing that broke the bank.
October 4, 2013
by Jason Paul | October 4, 2013 5:29am
I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner last week. There I heard Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s fine speech outlining many of the very good things he has done as governor. One line on another topic stuck with me, however, because I agreed with it and because it terrified me. The governor referred to Congressional Republicans as “barbarians” at the wall. The analogy is apt. Yet, the really scary thing to remember is that the historical Barbarians managed to take down the Roman Empire.
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May 24, 2012
by Hugh McQuaid | May 24, 2012 5:30am
(Updated 6:03 p.m.) Remember when the Connecticut State Police Union endorsed Dan Malloy for governor in 2010? Today the union’s president describes its relationship with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy using words like “strained” and “hostility,” while the administration responds with “untrustworthy” and “insulting.”
March 14, 2012
by Staff Report | March 14, 2012 4:59pm
February 27, 2012
by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2012 8:50pm
Politicians were stumbling over themselves to give campaign donations from TicketNetwork CEO Donald J. Vaccaro to charity on Monday as stories about his arrest and charges against him were reported by the news media.
November 18, 2011
by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2011 6:00am
The executive director of the Connecticut Working Families Organization agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to the Office of State Ethics for lobbying for Paid Sick Days legislation without wearing a badge identifying himself as a lobbyist.
October 17, 2011
by Hugh McQuaid | October 17, 2011 4:06pm
(Updated 5:30 p.m.) Her appearance in a 2010 World Wrestling Entertainment ad for the Make-A-Wish foundation was less than two seconds and her name wasn’t even mentioned, so the Federal Election Commission decided to give Linda McMahon’s 2010 Senate campaign a pass.