| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:44 PM
Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:29 PM
Republican John McKinney, a veteran state lawmaker and a former congressman's son, declared his 2014 run for governor in a press release emailed to reporters at 7:33 Tuesday morning.
It was a low-profile way to announce a high-stakes gambit: McKinney'...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Consider Connecticut's 2014 campaign for governor officially underway. Really.
John McKinney, veteran Republican leader in the state Senate, notified reporters with an emailed press release this week that he would be a candidate for his party's...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Republicans could squander a golden opportunity to reclaim the governor's office unless they present a compelling, moderate vision to the hundreds of thousands of unaffiliated voters who will decide this year's election.
Anything is possible when the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:07 PM
I saw Tom Foley’s little ad on New York television inviting New Yorkers to move to Connecticut because of progressive Bill DeBlasio’s victory for mayor ending with “I’m Tom Foley and I approve this message." We’re going to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Two big issues dogging the rollout of Obamacare have come into focus this week as the Connecticut insurance commissioner met with President Obama on the sticky question of insurers dropping health plans, and the state's exchange gave a breakdown that...
| 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...