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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Blumenthal Calls on NFL, Says Ignorance is Not an Excuse

Blumenthal Calls on NFL, Says Ignorance is Not an Excuse

The Senator spoke on the NFL’s domestic violence penalties.
Voter Poll Puts Foley Ahead of Malloy

Voter Poll Puts Foley Ahead of Malloy

More than 1,300 likely voters were surveyed in the Quinnipiac University poll.
Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at Malloy Democratic Rally

Former President Bill Clinton Speaks at Malloy Democratic Rally

The governor’s reelection campaign featured multiple prominent Democrats speaking on his behalf.
Second Amendment Rights Group Endorses Tom Foley For CT Governor

Second Amendment Rights Group Endorses Tom Foley For CT Governor

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's campaign labeled the group as extremists.
Bill Clinton Coming to Connecticut For Dannel Malloy

Bill Clinton Coming to Connecticut For Dannel Malloy

Clinton will appear in New Haven Tuesday afternoon.
CT Gov. Malloy Expresses 'Serious Concern' Over CL&P Proposed Rate Hike

CT Gov. Malloy Expresses 'Serious Concern' Over CL&P Proposed Rate Hike

Malloy said the rate increase is at odds with Connecticut's strategy of encouraging energy efficiency.
Delinquent on Your Dog License?

Delinquent on Your Dog License?

If so, Ledyard Animal Control will be giving you a call.
CT Senator Asks FDA to Ban Powdered Caffeine

CT Senator Asks FDA to Ban Powdered Caffeine

The FDA has issued a warning about pure caffeine products, but Blumenthal says that’s not enough.
Tom Foley Leads Dannel Malloy in Rasmussen Poll

Tom Foley Leads Dannel Malloy in Rasmussen Poll

Foley received 45 percent support and Malloy 38 percent in the telephone poll.
Independent Candidate Throws Hat in Governor Race Ring

Independent Candidate Throws Hat in Governor Race Ring

The West Hartford resident collected the necessary signatures and will run as an Independent in the November election.
Gov. Malloy Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Malloy Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Malloy accepted challenge from GOP rival Tom Foley.
CT Climate Could Change Drastically in Our Lifetime

CT Climate Could Change Drastically in Our Lifetime

Connecticut law mandates emissions be reduced to 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 percent below 2001 levels by 2050.
Connecticut Unemployment Rate Continues To Decline

Connecticut Unemployment Rate Continues To Decline

This is the sixth straight month the state has added more jobs.
Foley Beats McKinney in GOP Gov. Primary

Foley Beats McKinney in GOP Gov. Primary

McKinney pledges full support to oust incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy.
McKinney Concedes to Foley, Supports Him '100 Percent' in November Election

McKinney Concedes to Foley, Supports Him '100 Percent' in November Election

McKinney said the ultimate goal was to elect a Republican governor and he will continue to work at that.
Ledyard Republicans Vote in GOP Primary Tuesday

Ledyard Republicans Vote in GOP Primary Tuesday

Local Republicans will have a hand in choosing their candidates for November's elections.
Primary: Republican John McKinney Expects Victory Tuesday Night

Primary: Republican John McKinney Expects Victory Tuesday Night

A profile of Fairfield resident, and State Senate Minority Leader, John McKinney who is facing Tom Foley in the GOP primary for governor.
Primary: Republican Tom Foley's Final Push

Primary: Republican Tom Foley's Final Push

A profile of Greenwich resident Tom Foley who's fighting fellow Republican John McKinney for the chance to unseat Gov. Dannel Malloy.
Ads Made Out of State with Taxpayer Money for CT Gubernatorial Candidates

Ads Made Out of State with Taxpayer Money for CT Gubernatorial Candidates

Foley, McKinney and Malloy all took some campaign business out of state.
Gov. Malloy Polls Higher than Foley in Recent Survey

Gov. Malloy Polls Higher than Foley in Recent Survey

Malloy had 35 percent of respondents’ support to Foley’s 34 percent for the upcoming CT governor election.