by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics
Live Blog: Dannel P. Malloy delivers State of the State Address

02/06/14

Live Blog: Dannel P. Malloy delivers State of the State Address

Join editors from Connecticut Magazine and newspapers throughout the state for a live blog previewing and covering Gov. Malloy's State of the State address.

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Dr. William Petit Won't Run For Congress

02/05/14

Dr. William Petit Won't Run For Congress

Dr. William Petit has decided against running for Congress in the fifth district, he said in a statement, the Associated Press reported today.

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NRCC Says Esty to Blame for Projected Obamacare Job 'Loss'

02/04/14

NRCC Says Esty to Blame for Projected Obamacare Job 'Loss'

The National Republican Congressional Committee targeted Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, in its latest email blast, putting her up as someone to shoulder the blame if people find themselves out of work as a result of Obamacare.

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02/04/14

State Sen. John McKinney calls for Ed Commissioner's Resignation

State Senate Minority Leader and gubernatorial candidate John McKinney called for the state’s commissioner of education to resign Tuesday, citing a bumpy road in implementing the state’s education reform initiatives and federal common core standards.  “By choosing to implement these new programs with limited input from teachers and on an overly ambitious schedule, both the governor and the commissioner have lost the confidence of parents and educators across our state. The roll-out has been met with confusion and frustration by teachers, administrators and parents,” McKinney said in a statement. As the state re-examines assessing the reforms and deadlines for such, McKinney said the state needs “new leadership.” In a press release...

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02/04/14

Gov. Malloy Proposes Increasing Minimum Wage

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to jumpstart the state’s path to raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, which would make it the highest in the nation, with a proposal that would amend already existing plans to raise the working wage. The governor’s proposal would set the minimum wage at $10.10 in January 2017 as part of a three-year plan to phase in increases. The state already has a plan in place to increase the minimum wage, now set at $8.70 in January of this year, but Malloy’s plan would extend that increase and make the proposed incremental increases larger. Malloy’s plan mirrored the goal addressed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address last week, but said the state could not wait for Congress to enact legislation doing...

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