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Hearst CT poll: Rate Rick Torres’ chances

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Rick Torres, the GOP nominee for mayor of Bridgeport in 2003, knows as well as anyone that being elected mayor of the Park City as a Republican at this point would be a little like being elected president of the Yankee Stadium Bleacher Creatures as a Red Sox fan. Democrats are going on 20 straight […] [Read More]
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Malloy to Christie: ‘It’s not about who has the bigger belt’

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The ongoing TV feud between Gov. Dannel Malloy and his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie took yet another entertaining turn Friday, when Malloy took an apparent swipe at Christie’s weight. Malloy appeared on the show Friday at 9:30 to talk about the state’s budget deal, which passed the state legislature at 2:30 a.m. and gave […] [Read More]
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Inside the Quinnipiac poll

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A Quinnipiac poll released this morning has plenty of bad news for Gov. Malloy, who gets negative remarks both on his overall job performance (38 percent approve while 44 percent disapprove) and his handling of the state budget (36 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove). But two major bills championed by Malloy are extremely popular — […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: How would you grade Malloy, legislature?

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With a historic legislative session in the books, we want to know how you’d rate the performance of Gov. Dannel Malloy and the Democratic-controlled state legislature. Vote in the poll and — just as important — leave a comment to let us know why you voted the way you did. You can also chime on […] [Read More]
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Write a caption for this photo

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Let’s hear it folks. Two prominent guys, both of them enjoying pretty good springs, sharing the White House podium. What’s your caption? Be creative (but tasteful) and type away! [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Rate Malloy’s handling of the budget

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Gov. Malloy’s announcement that his administration has reached a deal with state employee union leaders means the process of plugging $2 billion budget gap with cost-cutting and union concessions is nearly done. Malloy’s budget proposal wasn’t initially greeted kindly by Connecticut voters, but the last Hearst CT poll we ran on the blog, more than […] [Read More]
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Hearst CT poll: Do you agree with Malloy on layoffs?

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In an effort to fill a $2 billion gap in the state budget recently passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Malloy announced Tuesday morning that the administration will begin issuing layoff notices to 4,742  state employees. What do you think of the governor’s decision? Do you agree with the […] [Read More]
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Unscientific Hearst CT poll: Who do Dems like in Senate race?

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We’ll get to hypothetical Republican and general election matchups down the road, but with the Democratic field becoming more clear, we want to hear from you today on this question:

If you’re a probable Democratic primary voter, who among Murphy, Bysiewicz and Tong do you prefer?

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Your tweets: Should bin Laden photos be published?

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We asked yesterday on Twitter what readers thought media organizations ought to do in the event that the White House releases photos of Osama bin Laden’s body, and got flooded with responses, a sampling of which is below: @djstevem: @connpost they should post them online if you want to look you can. To do it […] [Read More]
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Have your say: U.S. forces kill Osama bin Laden

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In a victory that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hailed as “ten years in the making,” U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden Sunday in a firefight at bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan. We want to hear from you. Do you have memories you’d like to share of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks? What are your feelings […] [Read More]
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