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5:57 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Malloy rejects Foley's accusation that Conn. is bribing businesses to stay

Conn. Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman (left) at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut, has accused his incumbent Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy of bribing businesses to stay in the state. During a visit to Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford on Friday, Malloy rejected Foley’s accusation.

Malloy signed into law a deal with United Technologies Corporation, Sikorsky’s parent company, allowing the company to use $500 million in state tax credits to upgrade and expand its facilities in Connecticut in May.

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Culture
10:06 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Book Review: The Rule Of Nobody

Does the U.S. have too many laws, too many lawyers, and too many bureaucrats? Attorney Phillip K. Howard thinks so. He talks about it in his new book, The Rule Of Nobody: Saving America From Dead Laws And Broken Government. Book critic Joan Baum has these thoughts about it.

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The story of the 'Working Group'
4:45 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Why NY gets $800 million, Conn. gets nothing in Bank of America settlement

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, accompanied by Attorney General Eric Holder, speaks at the Justice Department in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, after Holder announced the formation of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.
Credit AP/Cliff Owen

Bank of America, the second largest U.S. bank, reached a record-breaking settlement totaling more than $16 billion dollars with federal and state prosecutors over alleged fraud that led to the financial collapse in 2008. The settlement was the work of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group.

Back in 2012, President Obama said the State of the Union was getting stronger, the country was getting a foothold in the economic recovery, and he announced what would later be called the Residential Mortgage-backed Securities Working Group.

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Pryor and Governor Show unity
6:40 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Malloy says he didn't ask education commissioner to leave

Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor (left) and Governor Dannel Malloy in New Britain on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Credit CT-N

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy rejected suggestions on Thursday that he asked his education commissioner to step down. The Governor and Commissioner Stefan Pryor appeared unified at an event announcing funding for struggling school districts.

Pryor announced last week he would not seek a second term if Malloy wins re-election. Malloy says it was not because Pryor was asked not to.

“It was a decision that he reached," Malloy said. "We did have the opportunity to talk about it. I did receive his letter on Monday. And as you note, I appear alongside my friend today.”

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Election 2014
6:15 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Conn. GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley might be pulled to the right by gun rights advocate

Petitioning candidate for governor Joe Visconti, right, and volunteer Jessica Chiong, left, at the Connecticut Republican Convention, Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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.

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