| Mar 27, 2015
| 1:22 PM
It's budget season again and, like many other states, Connecticut faces real challenges. Although our economy is finally headed in the right direction — we grew more than 24,000 jobs in 2014, our best year since 1998 — the constrictions on...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:25 AM
A state senator wants to ban the Connecticut Department of Transportation's new practice of using its power of eminent domain to seize "intangible property," such as bus companies' licenses to carry passengers on specified routes.
Sen. Joe Markley, R-...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 2:57 PM
HARTFORD — Republican Tom Foley has been out of the headlines for nearly three months, returning to private life in Greenwich after losing a bitter governor's race to incumbent Dannel P. Malloy.
But Foley re-emerged on the political scene last...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 11:53 AM
State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. survived an effort to oust him late last year but some Republicans still want to see him gone.
Last week, the Republican Town Committee in Enfield unanimously passed a vote of no confidence in Labriola, who has...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:33 PM
Members of the Republican State Central Committee met Wednesday night in Manchester to review the 2014 election and discuss the party's future.
They did not oust party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., who has weathered heavy criticism for the GOP's poor...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:27 PM
The Republican State Central Committee met Wednesday night in Manchester to review the 2014 election and discuss the party's future. Members of the committee did not oust party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr., who has weathered heavy criticism for the GOP's...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:40 AM
This past election, I was confused by Republican calls to end "one-party rule" in the state legislature. The premise was that Republicans have no voice in the public policies that shape the lives of millions of Connecticut citizens. There was no media...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 2:35 PM
There are four towns and a city in the 16th Senate District, but the campaign this year is a neighborly contest, with the incumbent and his last-minute challenger living on adjoining streets in Southington.
Joe Markley, 57 and a Republican, is seeking...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Democrats kept their grip on the state Senate on a night of tension and tentative celebration in party headquarters across Connecticut.
Republicans had been optimistic about flipping a few seats and narrowing the Democrats’ 22-14 advantage in...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 6:12 PM
WEST HARTFORD — Several prominent conservative Republicans are calling on Joe Visconti to abandon his insurgent campaign for governor and line up behind Greenwich businessman Tom Foley.
Visconti's critics say the one-term member of the West...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:30 PM
Uttered at every campaign stop and imprinted on all of her volunteers' T-shirts is a word that Republican lieutenant governor candidate Heather Somers has used to define her campaign.
The former Groton mayor is heading to a primary Tuesday...