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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy addresses the House and the Senate at the end of session at the Capitol on the final day of session, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Malloy qualifies for $6.5M in public campaign financing

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the $6.5 million man. In a defensive posture going into the November midterm election, which could be a rematch of his 2010 squeaker over Republican Tom Foley, the first-term Democrat secured a windfall of public funding Wednesday for his campaign. The state Elections Enforcement Commission awarded Malloy and Lt. Gov. […] [Read More]
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Student: school censors conservative websites

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Andrew Lampart couldn’t right click. Yet the 18-year-old high school senior from Woodbury could left click with relative ease. Denied access to conservative-leaning websites by the school district’s Internet firewall, the soon-to-be graduate of Nonnewaug High School lodged a formal complaint with the Region 14 Board of Education Monday night over what Lampart said is […] [Read More]
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As Malloy goes, so goes Foley

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If only Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley would agree to carpool. Together Monday for the state AFL-CIO political convention in New Haven, the two adversaries were poised to cross paths again Tuesday until word got out about a potential chance encounter between Foley and Malloy. Wink, wink. Foley’s campaign was scouting out […] [Read More]
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy answers a question of a concerned teacher during one of his education reform town hall meetings for the public at Central High School in Bridgeport, Conn. on Wednesday April 25, 2012.

Teacher’s pet: AFT endorses Malloy for re-election

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The swirling speculation that third party candidate Jonathan Pelto could poach teachers away from Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the November election might be a bit premature. The 29,000 members of the American Federation of Teachers in Connecticut endorsed a slate of incumbents Thursday night that includes Malloy, who some progressives view as ripe […] [Read More]
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Brian McGorty, Arlene Liscinsky, selected to run for the vacancy left by death of state Rep. Larry Miller

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  Republican and Democratic delegates from Shelton, Stratford and Trumbull have selected Shelton residents to be the two candidates for the July 22 special election to fill the rest of the term created by the recent death of veteran state Rep. Larry Miller of Stratford. Republican Brian McGorty, a Realtor and Democrat Arlene Liscinsky, a […] [Read More]
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Bush plunges 6,000 feet to celebrate 90th birthday

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Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday in high style as he kept a promise made five years ago by jumping out of an airplane one last time. “It’s a wonderful day in Maine — in fact, nice enough for a parachute jump,” Bush tweeted earlier Thursday morning. Bush departed from the ground […] [Read More]
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Cloud Ninety: Bush’s celebratory skydive

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George H.W. Bush is back on terra firma. Family members of the nation’s oldest living former president are feeling lofty nevertheless. They were summoned to Kennebunkport, Maine, earlier than expected today for Bush’s 90th birthday festivities. Nonagenarians are adrenaline junkies, too, as Bush’s first cousin, Debbie Walker Stapleton, found out when she watched the former […] [Read More]
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State Rep. Penny Bacchiochi, R-Stafford, accepts the nomination for Lt. Gov. at the Connecticut Republican Convention, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Bids for public funding hit minor snag for Bacchiochi and Herbst

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A pair of GOP candidates for statewide office will have to wait at least another week until their big payday. The state Elections Enforcement Commission balked Wednesday night at approving the applications for public campaign financing of Penny Bacchiochi and Tim Herbst, who earned their party’s endorsement last month for lieutenant governor and state treasurer. […] [Read More]
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