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A screen grab from the Twitter account of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley taken Aug. 27, 2014.

Foley unveils action plan, calls for sales tax cut, grades for schools

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Heeding calls to flesh out his alternative vision for Connecticut, Republican Tom Foley unveiled a nine-page action plan Wednesday just hours before the first gubernatorial debate of his rematch with Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy. Foley is calling for a half-percent cut to the state’s 6.35 percent sales tax and a business entity tax exemption […] [Read More]
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Top, a carriage barn owned by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and serving as his primary residence before the 2010 election, sold for $1.3 million in April of this year. Bottom, the $7.3 million midcountry Greenwich estate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley. File photos.

Malloy to release his tax returns

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A Democratic incumbent with sagging approval ratings forcing the hand of his Republican private equity manager opponent to release his tax returns — where have we heard that one before? Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will release four years of tax returns by next week and possibly as early as Thursday, his senior campaign adviser Mark […] [Read More]
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Malloy announces $27 million in brownfield clean-up grants

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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]
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Packing heat on the trail, Visconti courts gun owners with new ad

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Joe Visconti is trying to find his sweet spot — somewhere between being disarming as a candidate and not disarming the very political base that put him on the ballot for governor. Running on a Second Amendment platform and tea party principles, Visconti released his first ad since successfully petitioning his way on the November […] [Read More]
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Fauliso funeral attracts dozens

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

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

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

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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]
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