CT Politics

Connecticut Politics
Posts by Author

Ken Dixon

malloy

Death of McKinney matriarch brings together friends and a large, extended family of state politics

on
Sure, politics is hemispheric. Depending on your perspective, the bad guys are in the other party; and in the dark. Even the overall majority who eschew labels and have registered as unaffiliated, if they vote, have to choose candidates who are from one party or another. But when it comes down to it, people and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Trumbull’s Herbst, at GOP convention, says he’s qualified for public financing for his state treasurer candidacy

on
UNCASVILLE –Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, in the Mohegan Sun Casino, just said in an interview that he’s poised to take the GOP nomination for State Treasurer. “We’re very cautiously optimistic. We feel good. We’ve worked hard. We’ve worked the delegates. We have been to over 70 town committees since thee start of the campaign. […] [Read More]
Categories: General
State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, and former U.S. Comptroller General Dave Walker of Bridgeport announce they're joining forces in the race for governor and lieutenant governor during the state GOP convention at Mohegan Sun Saturday, May 17, 2014. Photo by Neil Vigdor

McKinney, Walker form team just hours from GOP nomination

on
UNCASVILLE — Gubernatorial hopeful John McKinney, the state Senate minority leader from Fairfield, just joined forces with David Walker of Bridgeport to form a team that would presumably gather some momentum against Tom Foley in a primary battle. “This isn’t politics as usual,” McKinney just told reporters. “This is two people with the strength and […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Martha Dean, marginal GOP candidate for governor, drops from race after today’s Quinnipiac Poll results

on
Here’s the release: “DEAN WITHDRAWS FROM GOVERNOR’S RACE AVON – Today, Martha Dean, Republican candidate for Governor and former two-time Republican nominee for Connecticut Attorney General, announced that she is withdrawing from the Governor’s race.  Dean says she met with her campaign advisors following today’s release of the latest Quinnipiac Poll, and that they were […] [Read More]
Categories: General
malloy

The partisan geographical worm turns over the state’s incredible shrinking surplus

on
Remember when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was Gov. Dan Malloy’s Public Enemy No. 1? Early in Malloy’s tenure, they sparred on TV and jockeyed for national attention. Well, now, with Connecticut’s formerly robust budget surplus of half a billion bucks vanishing down to $44 million, Malloy’s people are citing New Jersey, yes New Jersey, […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Two leading GOP gubernatorial hopefuls pile on Malloy’s fiscal woe$

on
  Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, speaking with reporters after the state’s $504 million surplus fell to less $44 million, conceded that he is looking to become the GOP challenger to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy when he responded to a reporter’s question about the political fallout. “I think this confirms what most people feel in […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Malloy cancels $55 tax rebate

on
HARTFORD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s planned election year tax rebate has become a victim of a shortfall in tax collections, his budget chief announced this morning. In a letter to lawmakers, Malloy’s budget chief Ben Barnes said that any surplus will now go into the state’s emergency reserves. “We do not anticipate enough revenue […] [Read More]
Categories: General
danmay9

Malloy remarks on Democratic Governors Association’s federal funding lawsuit against the State Elections Enforcement Commission

on
Earlier this week, the Democratic Governors Association filed a federal lawsuit against the State Elections Enforcement Commission over state law on so-called independent expenditures. The DGA wants to help Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, but is concerned that any funding help may be considered “coordinated” with the incumbent’s campaign and therefore prohibited. Reporters caught the governor […] [Read More]
Categories: General

State Democrats may have over-reacted to Tea Party comments by John McKinney, the GOP gubernatorial hopeful who might be more of a threat than known-quantity Tom Foley.

on
The Democratic State Central Committee today was apparently looking at Senate Minority Leader John McKinney with rose-colored glasses, hopefully dredging up a few remarks in his Wednesday night appearance in far-off Putnam. The scene was the Quiet Corner Tea Party Patriots meeting. “John McKinney said that if he were governor, he would sign legislation to […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Rep. John Shaban drops out of 4th District race

on
Second-term state Rep. John Shaban, an attorney from Redding who has earned a reputation as a thoughtful, articulate lawmakers in the state Capitol, has dropped his bid to win the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, clearing the way for Dan Debicella, the former state senator and 2010 runner-up to Himes, to win […] [Read More]
Categories: General