by Jennifer Swift
Connecticut Politics
Quinnipiac Poll of Connecticut Governor's Race is Underway

02/28/14

Quinnipiac Poll of Connecticut Governor's Race is Underway

Those waiting for Quinnipiac’s next rollout of polling numbers in the governor’s race won’t have to wait much longer.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Keep Their Promise on Shutdown Paychecks

02/27/14

Connecticut Lawmakers Keep Their Promise on Shutdown Paychecks

Members of Congress from Connecticut who pledged not to accept their salaries for time they worked during the federal government shutdown last year did as they promised and donated the money to nonprofit groups.

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02/26/14

President Obama is Coming to Hartford Wednesday

Apparently Governor Dannel P. Malloy's defense of the Obama administration's policies within earshot of the White House has paid off -- with a visit from the Commander in Chief himself.

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02/26/14

Senate President Don Williams Won't Seek Re-Election

State Senate President Don Williams, D-Brooklyn, announced today he will not seek re-election. Williams has served in the state senate since 1993, and as senate president since 2004.  “After serving 10 years as President Pro Tempore of the State Senate, I look forward to pursuing other challenges at the end of this term,” Williams said in a press release. “It has been a great privilege and honor to serve the people of our state and my constituents in the great northeastern corner of Connecticut. The progress we have made when facing difficult challenges, particularly in the past four years with the help of Governor Malloy, has been substantial, and Connecticut is well positioned for new growth in the years ahead. The Hartford Courant broke...

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Round Two of Malloy v. Jindal Starts on Twitter

02/25/14

Round Two of Malloy v. Jindal Starts on Twitter

An argument between Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, which began steps from the White House, took to Twitter and cable news Tuesday, following Jindal's assessment of President Barack Obama's hope to raise the minimum wage as creating an American "minimum-wage economy." Jindal made the comment at a press conference Monday, where members of the National Governor's Association stood to brief reporters on their series of meetings at the White House throughout the weekend. Malloy quickly took to the mic after Jindal's comments—prompting another rebuff from Jindal.  But apparently that back and forth wasn't enough for either governor, who both then spoke on the issues with cable news and directly at each other on Twitter....

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