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GOP leader flies Confederate flag

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   UPDATE 5:30 p.m. Saturday: The Confederate flag has been removed from a Republican State Central Committee member’s house, according to perennial GOP candidate Joe Visconti. Visconti said that he spoke Saturday morning to fellow Republican Scott Veley, who told him that the flag was displayed for two hours on Thursday and then taken down.  […] [Read More]
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Dinner with Malloy: $3K

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Remember, the bread plate is always to the left, especially with this crowd. If you’ve ever wanted an audience with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy over rubber chicken, here’s your chance, only it’ll cost you $3,000. It’s cheaper than hiring a lobbyist. Wanna know how Chris Murphy really feels about Vladimir Putin  — or maybe you […] [Read More]
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2 more years? Labriola picks up unlikely endorsement in state GOP race

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Connecticut’s top Republican, Jerry Labriola Jr., is distancing himself from what his surrogates characterized as a rogue YouTube video urging GOP leaders to stay the course and re-elect him as party boss. The 2-minute video titled “It’s Midnight in Connecticut” was produced by a most unlikely supporter, Joe Visconti, who Republicans, including Labriola, pressured to […] [Read More]
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Foley: voters should be able to remove Malloy from office

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If only the voters of Connecticut could have a mulligan, Republican Tom Foley says he’d relieve Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of his duties. Foley, ending a self-imposed media blackout in his home state since last November’s election, tells FOX CT that Connecticut needs a mechanism that allows the voters to remove a sitting governor from […] [Read More]
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Exclusive: Texas makes a play for GE

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Not everything is bigger in Texas. Promising a smaller tax bill and hinting at a Brink’s truck of economic incentives, the Lone Star State is attempting to make its way to the front of the pack of suitors for General Electric, should the iconic brand uproot from Connecticut. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a one-page […] [Read More]
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A full-page ad taken out by the state of Indiana in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, June 10, 2015, is part of an effort by the Hoosier State Gov. Mike Pence to pry businesses away from the home state of Connecticut rival Dannel P. Malloy. Source: Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Rivalry renewed: Indiana tries to pry Connecticut businesses away

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The Hatfields and McCoys of the nation’s governors — Connecticut’s Dan Malloy and Indiana’s Mike Pence — are at it again. Pence’s administration on Wednesday tried to show up Malloy over rising taxes on corporations in the Constitution State, taking out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal that makes a less-than-subtle recruiting pitch […] [Read More]
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Hillary Clinton gestures during a Greenwich fundraising reception for her presidential campaign Friday, June 5, 2015. Contributed photo.

Hillary Clinton rakes in $200K at Greenwich fundraiser

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GREENWICH — Hillary Clinton covered the waterfront Friday in Greenwich — not just rhetorically. Heavy on domestic and foreign policy talking points — some aligning her with President Barack Obama (the Affordable Care Act) and others distancing her (the Middle East) — Clinton huddled with an elite network of contributors to her presidential campaign at […] [Read More]
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This map of Bridgeport, Connecticut's most populous city, shows the clustering of school zones where penalties for drug possession and sales are stiffer. Source: State of Connecticut

Malloy looks to salvage second chance society reform in special session

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A push to reduce the penalty for personal possession of illegal drugs from a felony to a misdemeanor — a legislative priority of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy — sputtered in the House before the stroke of midnight Thursday. The chamber’s 151 members were unable to reach a consensus on language in a second chance society […] [Read More]
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