January 23, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 23, 2015 1:24pm
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey had a controversial bill permitting doctors help terminally ill patients end their lives referred to the Judiciary Committee this week rather than the Public Health Committee where it has stalled in previous sessions.
October 29, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 29, 2014 5:43am
(Updated 1:50 p.m.) The race for governor in Connecticut is still dead heat with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent of the vote. Third-party challenger Joe Visconti received 7 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
October 22, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 22, 2014 5:27am
(Updated 12:21 p.m.) It’s been two weeks since Quinnipiac University polled the three-way governor’s race and there hasn’t been much movement in the tight 2010 rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley.
October 9, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 9, 2014 2:38pm
October 6, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 6, 2014 5:37pm
NEW HAVEN — This year there’s no U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, but the gubernatorial contest is keeping political scientists from several universities busy.
by Christine Stuart | October 6, 2014 2:08pm
October 3, 2014
by Sarah Darer Littman | October 3, 2014 9:00am
I had a very different column planned. In the last week, two polls were released on education, one by Benenson Strategy Group for the charter advocacy group ConnCAN, and another by Hartstad Strategic Research on behalf of a new 527 advocacy group, Democrats for Public Education. I’d planned to compare them because they told such different stories.
ConnCAN’s headline was that “Connecticut voters believe there are urgent problems in the public schools,” and further, claimed “Voters see the status quo as a problem and are looking for the pace of reform to quicken,” and “Connecticut voters are broadly supportive of the elements of reform.”
Meanwhile, the Democrats for Public Education declared: “Those Slamming Public Ed Out-of-Step With Parents & Voters,” and “overall 82 percent of those voters able to rate their local teachers believe them to be excellent, very good, or good.”
“I’ve seen an awful lot of polling through the years, and any politician or elected official would love to have the favorability ratings enjoyed by local public schools and teachers in this survey,” said DPE President Steve Rosenthal. “The facts are on our side, and we are beyond pleased with these findings.”
September 11, 2014
by Staff Report | September 11, 2014 2:36pm
September 10, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | September 10, 2014 11:03am
by Christine Stuart | September 10, 2014 5:32am