Government

McKinney says he's the only candidate with a plan
4:48 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

McKinney says he's got a plan to eliminate Conn income tax on those making $75,000 or less

Conn GOP gubernatorial primary candidate John McKinney announcing his tax plan on Main Street in Stratford, Conn, on Thursday July 31, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

One of two Republican candidates for Connecticut governor, state Senator John McKinney, is calling for a partial elimination of the state's personal income tax. McKinney said on Thursday that the plan would eliminate the tax on those earning $75,000 or less, beginning in 2017. 

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Government
7:18 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Conn. cities look to national initiative to increase collaboration between non-profits

Christine Bianchi, chair of the community council for Waterbury's Bridge to Success.

The national initiative Strive Together is gaining some attention in the region. Strive Together is a non-profit that comes into cities and creates collaborations between municipalities and community organizations to help children.

The city of Norwalk recently joined Waterbury and 47 other cities around the country who have signed on to the initiative. Each city has a main objective whether it's educational or health related.  In Waterbury,  the focus is on literacy.

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Himes raises the most money
4:55 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Members of Conn's Congressional delegation raise much more money than their opponents

Congressman Jim Himes

Of the five members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, Representative Jim Himes has raised the most money so far in this year’s election cycle. Representative Rosa DeLauro has raised the least. This is according to Open Secrets a website that tracks money in politics.

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Anti-poverty
5:00 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Low-income residents fall through cracks as Norwalk awaits new anti-poverty agency

Lydia Tucker, 56, at the Open Door homeless shelter in Norwalk, Conn.
Kaomi Goetz

It's one o'clock and the doors at the Open Door shelter in South Norwalk, Conn. opened for lunch. 

White, African-American, Latino - dozens of people, many of them regulars, briskly walked inside. They anticipated a square meal. On the menu on that day was baked ham and macaroni salad. The shelter serves three free meals a day. 

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Foley wants McKinney out of the race
4:26 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

McKinney says he won't drop out of Conn governor's race

Republican candidate for governor John McKinney speaks at a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad Horrigan

In Connecticut, John McKinney says he won’t drop out of next month’s GOP primary for governor. His rival the party-endorsed candidate Tom Foley made the suggestion earlier this week.   

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