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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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Super PAC gets $1.25M windfall for ad blitz attacking Foley

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The arm’s race of outside spending in the midterm election for governor just went nuclear. The Democratic Governors Association this week pumped $1.25 million into a super PAC it set up to oppose Republican Tom Foley, a new filing with the state Elections Enforcement Commission shows. The infusion of money came one day after the […] [Read More]
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Democratic candidate for governor Dannel Malloy, left, and Republican candidate Tom Foley, right, speak prior to a debate in Middletown, Conn., on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Rasmussen poll gives Foley 7-point edge over Malloy

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It’s lucky 7 for Tom Foley, but is it reliable? The Republican gubernatorial challenger leads Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy 45 to 38 percent in a new poll released Thursday by the right-leaning Rasmussen Reports. Another 10 percent of the 750 likely voters who responded to the survey, which was conducted Aug. 18-19, remain undecided. […] [Read More]
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