CT Politics

Connecticut Politics
Posts by Author

Ken Dixon

It’s academic. Pelto, predicting he failed to gather 7,500 signatures, will be proven correct today

on
Secretary of the State Denise Merrill this afternoon is expected to confirm Wild Card gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Pelto’s arithmatical hypothesis that he failed to collect the 7,500 signatures of registered state voters he needed to get on the gubernatorial ballot in November. That may leave many angry but Democratic-leaning school teachers little room, if they […] [Read More]
Categories: General
6175203-cp0417brownfield-702

Malloy announces $27 million in brownfield clean-up grants

on
Coincidence? Here’s some more power-of-the-incumbency for you. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has just announced $27 million in grants and loans to 20 brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects in cities and towns. At 7 he has his first debate with Tom Foley, up at the Norwich Free Academy, not that you’ll know, since it is neither broadcast […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Fauliso funeral attracts dozens

on
It is the downside of living to 98. Former Lt Gov Joe Fauliso outlived his contemporaries and now St Peter Claver Church in West Hartford isn’t even half full of mourners for his funeral. Those in attendance include Gov Malloy, Lt Gov Nancy Wyman, US Sen Richard Blumenthal, Comptroller Kevin Lembo and the remains of […] [Read More]
Categories: General
davidscribner

Rep. David Scribner recalls Rep. Kim Fawcett’s caper to defund the DOT

on
Rep David Scribner, R-Brookfield, attended Gov. Malloy’s quasi-news event in Wethersfield this morning, mostly to support Rep. Tony Guerrera, D-Rocky Hill, co-chairman of the Transportation Committee, who was celebrating the construction of a new bridge with Malloy. Scribner, ranking member of the committee, was the highest-profile Republican in what seemed more and more like a […] [Read More]
Joseph Fauliso

West Hartford Catholic Church will hold mass Tuesday morning for former Lt. Gov. Joe Fauliso

on
St. Peter Clavet Church on Pleasant Street in West Hartford will be the location Tuesday for a who’s who of state politicians paying their respects to one of the last icons of the Ella Grasso administration. Former Lt. Gov. Joseph Fauliso (photo by the Associated Press’s Jessica Hill) died last week at 98. He will […] [Read More]
Categories: General
davidanddan

Campaign event, coffer-dam celebration or pre-debate practice for Malloy

on
WETHERSFIELD – Gov. Dannel P. Malloy just held a news conference in Wethersfield, across Goff Brook from Rocky Hill, to tout the state’s commitment to repairing highways and bridges. Cited as one of the worst in infrastructure maintenance in the nation, Malloy bragged that under his administration there has been a 165-percent increase in transportation […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Tom Foley, who spent $11 M in 2010, writes minuscule checks for fresh TV ads

on
Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley on Monday afternoon signed a deal with WTNH, the ABC affiliate in New Haven to get Foley For Governor TV commercials on the air as soon as Tuesday. In the News Channel 8 public filings, the new contracts total $45,000 minus discounts. He’s up for about $62,000 in ads on […] [Read More]

Malloy over-caffeinated? Get used to it. New London coffee-house crawl this afternoon

on
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is hitting the road – and coffee – in Eastern Connecticut today. Here is his re-election campaign schedule: 2:00 pm—Washington Street Coffee House, 13 Washington St, New London 2:30 pm—Bean and Leaf Coffee House, 463 Bank St, New London 3 pm—Muddy Waters Coffee House, 42 Bank St # 1, New London, CT     [Read More]
Categories: General

National political analysts say CT gov race is now a “toss up.”

on
The formerly “Lean Democrat” Connecticut gubernatorial race is a a “Toss-Up,” according to the Cook Political Report. “Despite Connecticut’s solid blue hue, Malloy has had a difficult first term and is not all that popular with voters. He inherited a $3.5 billion budget shortfall that he closed by raising taxes, including the sales tax. Although […] [Read More]
Categories: General
tommuppets

Big test for Republican governors? Tom Foley awaits his $6.5 million. GOP files complaint against Malloy.

on
Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy has his $6.5 million campaign war chest and has hit the state’s TV sets with emotion-inducing testimonials, including support from families devastated by the Newtown tragedy. Since he has volunteered for the state’s public-financing program, however, Tom Foley may be a distance away from launching his general election campaign. Before he […] [Read More]
Categories: General