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January 19, 2018

OP-ED | Nostalgia for Governor

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Election 2018 | Media Matters | Opinion

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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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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2017 10:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Education Cost Sharing | Taxes | State Capitol

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie 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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April 13, 2017

Malloy Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

by Christine Stuart | Apr 13, 2017 1:03pm
Posted to: Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie 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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December 7, 2016

Trump Nominates McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

by Christine Stuart | Dec 7, 2016 11:23pm
Posted to: Business | Startups | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Jobs | Greenwich

CTNewsJunkie file photo 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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November 16, 2015

State Employees Targeted As A Liability During Greenwich Economic Forum

by Christine Stuart | Nov 16, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Election 2010 | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Greenwich

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s public sector employee unions took a beating Sunday during a forum at the Greenwich Public Library.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Elevates Deputy To Chief of Staff

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2015 9:45am
Posted to: Election 2006 | Election 2010 | Jobs | State Capitol | Stamford

Christine Stuart photo 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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August 19, 2015

Frank Offers Frank Discussion on American Politics

by Christine Stuart | Aug 19, 2015 12:15pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Veterans Affairs | White House

Christine Stuart photo 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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June 4, 2015

Malloy Says He Won’t Veto The Budget

by Elizabeth Regan and Christine Stuart | Jun 4, 2015 2:57pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2010 | Election 2014 | State Budget | Special Session | Taxes

Christine Stuart photo 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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April 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo Pleads Guilty To Direct Mail Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2015 4:49pm
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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January 9, 2015

OP-ED | A Tale of Two Speeches: Comparing Gov. Malloy in 2011 and 2015

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 9, 2015 12:00pm
Posted to: Election 2010 | Election 2014 | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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What a difference four years makes.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off his second term in office on Wednesday, and if the speeches he gave at his inauguration and later to the General Assembly are any indication, this term is going to be more subdued and less ambitious than the last one.

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