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John McKinney

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  • Prime Time Came, State Republicans Not Ready

    Prime Time Came, State Republicans Not Ready
    I spent more than three hours on Election Night sitting next to Mark Boughton, the Republican mayor of Danbury, the 2010 running mate of Tom Foley and a candidate for this year's Republican gubernatorial nomination. It was my idea to invite him to...
  • Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Looney As Senate President Pro Tem

    Fasano Elected Senate GOP Leader; Looney As Senate President Pro Tem
    Three years ago, state Senate Republicans had three rising stars who all graduated from Yale. Sens. John McKinney, Andrew Roraback and Leonard Fasano were all moderate Republicans who served together for years and crafted legislation together. After...
  • Critics Getting It Wrong On Early Release Program

    Critics Getting It Wrong On Early Release Program
    Republicans critics seem way off-target in calling for the end of an early release program started by the Malloy administration. They say the program puts "public safety in jeopardy." It's hard to see how. Crime is down. Major crime has dropped 8.6...
  • Thanks Republicans For Picking Foley

    As a Democrat, I want to personally thank every Connecticut Republican who voted for Tom Foley in the GOP primary. The party could have nominated state Sen. John McKinney, a seasoned politician and formidable debater with a long track record of...
  • GOP Lawmakers Blast Dems' Plan To Use Federal Money For Malloy

    GOP Lawmakers Blast Dems' Plan To Use Federal Money For Malloy
    Republican state legislators Tuesday blasted a state Democratic Party plan to pay for part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election effort with money raised for federal congressional campaigns, saying it would destroy the "last remnants of 'clean campaign...
  • NYC Prison Scandal Continues; Times Editorial Cites 'Outrageous Behavior' By Dora Schriro, Now CT Public Safety Commissioner

    NYC Prison Scandal Continues; Times Editorial Cites 'Outrageous Behavior' By Dora Schriro, Now CT Public Safety Commissioner
    Connecticut's public safety commissioner, Dora Schriro, was criticized in a New York Times editorial Tuesday for "outrageous behavior" in the performance of her pre-2014 job as New York City correction commissioner. The newspaper based the editorial on...
  • Final Beam Hoisted To UConn Hospital Roof

    Final Beam Hoisted To UConn Hospital Roof
    With a crowd of dignitaries and construction workers watching, the final steel beam was hoisted atop the new University of Connecticut hospital tower Monday as officials anticipate the opening in 2016. Top state officials - including Gov. Dannel P....
  • GOP Chairman Labriola Joins In Criticism Of Public Safety Commissioner Schriro

     GOP Chairman Labriola Joins In Criticism Of Public Safety Commissioner Schriro
    State GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. added his voice Wednesday to two Republican senators' criticism of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's appointee as commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Dora Schriro. On Tuesday,...
  • Republicans Blast Public Safety Chief On N.Y. Jail Probe; Malloy's Office Calls Charges 'Cheap'

    Two Republican state senators said Tuesday that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's public safety commissioner, Dora Schriro, should have disclosed at her legislative confirmation hearing in March that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating the New York City...
  • Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch

    Political Operatives: Campaigns Tap Veteran Staffers For Governor's Race Rematch
    The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns. With early...
  • Panel Condemns NU Exec's Pro-Malloy Solicitation As 'Offensive' – But Finds No Violation

    Panel Condemns NU Exec's Pro-Malloy Solicitation As 'Offensive' – But Finds No Violation
    The State Elections Enforcement Commission Tuesday found that Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas May didn't violate the law last year when he solicited more than $50,000 from subordinates to support re-election of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy –...