Election 2014
5:47 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Latest Q Poll: Conn. Republican Foley leads Democrat Malloy by six points

This pair of 2014 file photos show Republican Tom Foley, left, who is challenging incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel Malloy, right, in the general election on Nov. 4.
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Republican challenger Tom Foley leads Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy by six points in the latest poll on the race for governor in Connecticut.  The Quinnipiac University Poll of likely voters released on Wednesday gives Foley 46 percent to Malloy’s 40 percent.

Doug Schwartz is the director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. He says a Republican running for governor in Connecticut needs independent votes to win. So far, independent voters are breaking for Foley 48 to 35 percent, eight weeks before the Nov. 4 election.

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State could take leases away for late payments
5:46 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Shellfishermen say new Conn. leases could ruin them

Ed Stillwagon of Atlantic Clam Farms (at microphone), others from the Connecticut shellfish industry, and state lawmakers in Milford on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut shellfishermen are protesting changes to the leases they’re required sign with the state.  They say new leases could cause them to lose their livelihoods.

Commercial shellfish companies have to lease beds on the bottom of Long Island Sound from the state in order to grow and harvest their catch. The new version of that lease contract says if a company doesn’t pay its lease fee within 10 days, they lose their right to fish the bed. Jimmy Salce of Nutmeg Shellfish says it didn’t used to be that way.

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Election 2014
8:45 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Cuomo holds off Teachout in NY Democratic primary

File Photo- N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his running mate, former Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, acknowledge audience applause as their party's nominees at the state's Democratic Convention, in Melville, N.Y., Thursday, May 22, 2014.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his running mate Kathy Hochul held off a challenge from two law school professors in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. But, gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout won over one third of the vote statewide, and 43 percent of the 16,000 votes in Suffolk County.

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“We’ve all got one hand tied behind our back"
5:46 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Apple Pay, another unregulated business with your data

Reserve System member Daniel Tarullo testifies on Capitol Hill, in Washington Wednesday, June 6, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing.
Credit AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

On the same day Apple unveiled a new mobile payment system, regulators warned Capitol Hill about the hazards of non-bank companies having access to financial data.

"Ironically," regulators said Tuesday, Home Depot also confirmed the theft of banking data from millions of customers.

Apple says their payment system is designed to be more secure than the one Home Depot uses, but it is also one more company with access to your financial data that’s not subject to government oversight. 

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Election 2014
7:21 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Malloy talks up his college affordability plan

Democratic candidate for governor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, fist bumps Gavan Jordan, 6, as wife Cathy Malloy, center and father Bill Jordan, left, look on, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Norwich, Conn. Malloy greeted supporters in a rally prior to a debate against Republican opponent Tom Foley.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says he has a plan to make college more affordable. The Democrat, who is running for re-election, outlined his plan at campaign stops in New Britain, Danbury, Norwalk and Stamford on Tuesday.

Malloy’s three point plan would allow Connecticut residents to take up to a $2,500 tax credit on student loan interest; it would allowing students to refinance their loans to lower rates; it would boost the governor’s scholarship fund from $43.6 million a year to $53.6 million a year.

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