John Mckinney http://wshu.org en First Conn GOP primary debate between Foley and McKinney is feisty http://wshu.org/post/first-conn-gop-primary-debate-between-foley-and-mckinney-feisty <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">The Republican primary for Connecticut governor has taken on a feisty tone. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and state Senator John McKinney</span><span class="apple-converted-space" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">questioned one another's fiscal values in a debate on Thursday.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:18:53 +0000 Ebong Udoma 20853 at http://wshu.org First Conn GOP primary debate between Foley and McKinney is feisty Conn.'s largest union endorses Democrat Malloy for a second term as governor http://wshu.org/post/conns-largest-union-endorses-democrat-malloy-second-term-governor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Connecticut’s largest union endorsed Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy for a second term on Wednesday. The endorsement comes even though Malloy has had some tough negotiations with state employee unions during his term as governor.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:28:47 +0000 Ebong Udoma 20037 at http://wshu.org Conn.'s largest union endorses Democrat Malloy for a second term as governor Conn. governor's race taking shape http://wshu.org/post/conn-governors-race-taking-shape <p></p><p>Connecticut Democrats endorsed Governor Dannel Malloy to run for a second term and state Republicans endorsed their 2010 candidate Greenwich businessman Tom Foley to challenge Malloy again. But the stage is not quite set for a rematch.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:29:00 +0000 Ebong Udoma & Dan Katz & Alison Freeland 17629 at http://wshu.org Conn. governor's race taking shape Conn. State funding for hedge fund still a source of partisan disagreement http://wshu.org/post/conn-state-funding-hedge-fund-still-source-partisan-disagreement <p>Connecticut legislative leaders agreed on Wednesday that it’s important to keep high paying jobs in the state. But they don’t agree on the best way to do that. At an event hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County, Republican House Minority Leader John McKinney and Democratic Senate President Donald Williams disagreed about the wisdom of providing millions of state funds to keep hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in the state.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:41:13 +0000 Craig LeMoult 14426 at http://wshu.org Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign http://wshu.org/post/malloy-opens-legislative-session-proposals-fit-reelection-campaign <p></p><p>Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.</p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:24:22 +0000 Ebong Udoma 12454 at http://wshu.org Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign