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Tom Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and businessman, has announced he'll run again as a Republican for governor of Connecticut. He's seen here debating eventual Gov. Dannel Malloy on Oct. 5, 2010 in Hartford. (redit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidate Hopeful Tom Foley Calls For Fellow Republican McKinney To Drop Out

Schneidau reports Republican candidate Tom Foley is calling on fellow Republican John McKinney to drop out.

07/24/2014

Tom Foley, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and businessman, has announced he'll run again as a Republican for governor of Connecticut. He's seen here debating eventual Gov. Dannel Malloy on Oct. 5, 2010 in Hartford. (redit: John Woike-Pool/Getty Images)

Poll: Foley Leading Pack Among Conn. GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls; Deadlocked With Malloy

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Foley in an excellent position as he and other GOP candidates head to the convention next week.

05/09/2014

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file/Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Conn. Revised Budget Shows Much Smaller Surplus, Deficit For 2015

Lawmakers have until the current legislative session ends next Wednesday to work out a solution.

05/01/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (credit: Connecticut Governor's Office)

Gov. Malloy Announces He’ll Seek Re-Election

The Democrat made the announcement Friday following a meeting of the State Bond Commission. Malloy previously said he would unveil his decision after the legislative session adjourns in May.

03/28/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Touts Budget Turnaround In State Of State

While Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t said whether he’d seek re-election this year, his State of the State address Thursday seemed to pave the way for another run.

02/06/2014

A train car on Metro North's New Haven Line (Credit MTA/Metro North)

Metro-North, Con Edison Vow To Prevent Outages

Con Edison President Craig Ivey and MTA Metro-North Railroad President Howard Permut testified Monday in Bridgeport during a congressional field hearing organized by Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

10/28/2013

Conn. St. Sen. John McKinney (credit: Senator's Office)

Connecticut Senate Republican Leader John McKinney Announces Run For Governor

John McKinney, the Republican leader of the state Senate, announced Tuesday he is running for governor in 2014, saying he hopes to restore fiscal prosperity to Connecticut.

07/23/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Pass Bill To Keep Sandy Hook Photos Private

The negotiated bipartisan legislation came after days of closed-door talks and speculation about whether an agreement could be reached before the Wednesday’s midnight adjournment.

06/05/2013

President Barack Obama tells jokes poking fun at himself and others during the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. The dinner is an annual event attended by journalists, politicians and celebrities. (Photo by Pete Marovich-Pool/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Writes Personal Check To Cover Trip To WH Correspondents’ Association Dinner

Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba said Thursday the Democratic governor wrote a personal check to reimburse the magazine “to remove a needless distraction when there are far more important public policy issues to deal with.”

05/02/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Conn. Budget Panel To Keep Malloy Hospital Cuts

The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.

04/19/2013

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Conn. Senate OKs Gun Control Bills, Sends To House

Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.

04/03/2013

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Conn. Lawmakers Expected To Vote Wednesday On Gun Control Plan

With an announcement of sweeping proposals to curb gun violence, Connecticut lawmakers said they are hoping to send a message to Congress and other state legislators across the country: A bipartisan agreement on gun control is possible.

04/02/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file/credit: Governor's Office)

Some Lawmakers Call For End To Connecticut Prisoner Release Program

Gov. Malloy began the early release program to lower the prison population and reduce costs. Critics said the program needs better supervision and should only be open to non-violent offenders.

09/27/2012

Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan speaks outside his office - Meriden, CT - Jun 3, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan Denies His Influence Was Bought

A defiant and emotional Donovan strongly denied that he had any knowledge of money trading hands in exchange for legislation as alleged by federal authorities who arrested the one-time finance director of his congressional campaign.

06/04/2012

CT St. Sen. John McKinney (R-28) - File / Photo: Office of Sen. McKinney

McKinney Opposes Malloy On Spending For Economic Revival

Gov. Dan Malloy urges lawmakers to join him in building a full-scale economic revival in Connecticut and the governor wants legislative approval of more than $300 million in spending to achieve it. Sen. John McKinney doesn’t believe the state is in the position to do that.

02/09/2012

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