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Politics

Conversation and news about local officials, government and campaigns.
Llodra Tells Sandy Hook Advisory Commission State Should Conduct 'After Action' Study to Determine Effective Response Methods

Llodra Tells Sandy Hook Advisory Commission State Should Conduct 'After Action' Study to Determine Effective Response Methods

A 16-member panel of experts meets monthly to discuss school and community safety issues.
Blumenthal Calls on Walgreens, Rite Aid to Follow CVS' Lead & Pull Cigarettes

Blumenthal Calls on Walgreens, Rite Aid to Follow CVS' Lead & Pull Cigarettes

The senator asked the pharmacy chains to put the health of consumers first.
First Likely Voter Poll Puts Foley Ahead of Malloy

First Likely Voter Poll Puts Foley Ahead of Malloy

More than 1,300 likely voters were surveyed in the poll.
President Obama Rejected by Westchester Golf Courses: News Report

President Obama Rejected by Westchester Golf Courses: News Report

Sources tell NBC New York that club officials weren't willing to bump their members on Labor Day weekend.
Blue Ribbon Panel Report Provides Framework to Move Metro-North Forward

Blue Ribbon Panel Report Provides Framework to Move Metro-North Forward

Tony Hwang, CT State Rep for the 134th district which includes Trumbull, comments on the MTA’s Blue Ribbon Panel report.
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.
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.
Visconti Qualifies for Ballot in Governor Race

Visconti Qualifies for Ballot in Governor Race

West Hartford's Joe Visconti collects necessary signatures, will run as an Independent in November election.
Gov. Malloy Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Malloy Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you're a fan of the governor, watch him in this viral challenge. If not, you can see him get a bucket of ice water dumped on his head.
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 Governor Primary

Foley Beats McKinney in GOP Governor Primary

With 70 percent of towns reporting, Foley beats McKinney 57 percent to 43 percent; Foley vs. Malloy redux in November.
Republicans Vote in GOP Primary Tuesday

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.
Critics Call Malloy Ad 'Exploitation,' Sandy Hook Mom Disagrees

Critics Call Malloy Ad 'Exploitation,' Sandy Hook Mom Disagrees

Critics: CT Gov. Malloy is exploiting the Sandy Hook and Superstorm Sandy tragedies for political gain. Tell us what you think in comments.