| Aug 1, 2014
Either Thomas Foley or John McKinney, Republican candidates for governor competing in the Aug. 12 party primary, would enter the fall campaign against incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy with a strong chance of victory. Republican primary voters could...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:41 AM
After the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012, the state's Democratic governor and legislative leaders began work on a major gun safety bill. Republican state Sen. John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, had to make a decision. He could oppose the...
| 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.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 PM
WATERFORD — After New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that he plans to campaign against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's re-election bid, Malloy swung back at his Tri-State area foe on Tuesday morning.
"I don't mind comparing Connecticut on a...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:19 PM
It has begun. Swords are unsheathed and unflattering comments fill the air. Expect 15 weeks of recriminations between now and November, with the Republicans practicing on each other for next three weeks.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful state Sen....
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:37 PM
If you have not already this holiday weekend, take a few minutes to read the Declaration of Independence that those brave delegates to the Second Continental Congress adopted on pain of death 238 years ago. Its stirring opening, "When in the course of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:48 PM
A political column is probably the wrong place for this, but: Tom Foley, will you marry me?
I ask because I've been watching and re-watching Foley's new commercial, which is not so much about his race for governor as about what a good husband he'd make....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:46 PM
For the last four years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy enjoyed every opportunity for success. He has veto-proof legislative majorities at home and a federal delegation made up entirely of Democrats. In Washington, our governor's party controls the Senate and he...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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.