Now that gun rights advocate Joseph Visconti has qualified to be on the ballot for Connecticut governor in November, Republican Tom Foley may be facing some competition for voters concerned with that issue.
According to UConn political scientist Ron Schurin, Visconti now being in the race may force Foley to reach out to the right to keep gun rights voters from going to Visconti. This is something Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy might be able to exploit, Schurin said.
Stamford is the fastest developing city in Connecticut, but some are concerned its becoming too dangerous for pedestrians. Three pedestrians have been killed by cars in recent months. City planners and advocates were out on Wednesday to gather ideas on how to make the city’s streets safer.
Connecticut’s Education Commissioner has informed Governor Dannel Malloy that he won’t serve a second term should the governor win re-election. Commissioner Stefan Pryor was in charge of implementing the Democratic governor's education reform agenda.
Pryor came under fire from teachers and parents for overseeing that agenda. It included efforts to implement the Common Core education standards, new teacher evaluations guidelines, a program for failing schools, and other changes.
In Connecticut's statewide Republican primary last week, just 20 percent of eligible voters in Connecticut showed up at the polls. The overall low turnout raises some questions about what could be done differently.