The first debate between Connecticut’s two major party candidates for governor produced few surprises, as Tom Foley and Dannel Malloy tackled recurring issues, including gun control and economic development.
Republicans in Connecticut this week made their pick for governor. GOP primary voters chose the former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Tom Foley, to face the incumbent Democratic governor, Dannel Malloy.
The polls are now open across Connecticut for the state’s primary election. There are several contested races on the ballot across the state.
Five New England Governors met Tuesday to discuss a regional strategy for fighting the surge in heroin and opioid addiction.
Malloy says in a letter delivered Monday to President Barack Obama that the proposals as written would unfairly affect the state of Connecticut because of criteria that would appear to benefit three tribes that already have lost bids for recognition.
Leaders of the National Governors Association appeared Monday before the media claiming harmony and wide agreement, but immediately broke into a partisan dispute.
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey says Keno never had a lot of support, and he says the current budget surplus provides an opportunity.
The Democrat said Tuesday he didn’t “imagine…being a candidate any time before the session is over.” Malloy added how he’d “like to get through the session as governor as opposed to candidate.”
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy says a number of communities and the state are facing a road-salt shortage. Malloy says Connecticut expects a salt delivery within the next day or two, but he notes more snow is forecast for this weekend.
Malloy has proposed a small tax refund for individuals, plus a cut in taxes for retired teachers, and a sales tax exemption for some clothing purchases and for non-prescription drugs.
A gun control bill that bans many assault weapons and high capacity magazines was signed into law Thursday by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.