| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:12 PM
WATERTOWN — The front-runner in this week's Republican gubernatorial primary, Tom Foley, insisted he's "seen no shift in sentiment" among GOP voters as he worked the crowd at a street fair here Saturday.
But challenger John McKinney was adamant...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Voter turnout figures released this week reveal that participation in this month's statewide Republican primaries was the party's lowest in nearly three decades.
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said that 21 percent of registered Republicans voted...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:52 PM
I was listening to John Dankosky's “The Wheelhouse” on Connecticut Public Radio the other day. They were talking about the fact that keno is still in the state budget as a way to raise revenue. The guests couldn’t quite place...
| May 2, 2014
The end of the legislative session has featured an unusual amount of gear-shifting by the state's leading policy-makers. The most notable came last week when reality forced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to abandon his $55-a-person income tax refund under pressure...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 1:11 PM
I think Martha Dean's Republican gubernatorial campaign strategy will be quite simple. Get embarrassingly negative (if that's possible) attention for all the gun owners in Connecticut. If you don't think those folks are riled up now, you will when she...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
| May 30, 2014
Connecticut's expensive public financing of election campaigns was intended to take the emphasis off money in politics. A candidate would raise a modest amount of money in small contributions of no more than $100 each and then dive into the honey pot of...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:18 PM
This could be a very entertaining summer, if you promise to do this:
Any time anybody running for anything approaches you with a petition to get on the ballot, you must — after verifying that the person is neither a white supremacist nor a man-boy...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:29 PM
HARTFORD — For weeks, Republican gubernatorial hopeful John McKinney has scolded Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for having "raided nearly $190 million" from a major transportation fund to shore up holes in the state budget.
In public campaign events,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:50 AM
If you harbor the suspicion that state government could run more efficiently and less expensively, you might want to call in a no-nonsense accountant with a green eyeshade to poke around the bureaucratic labyrinth. Someone like David Walker.