Dannel Malloy

Election 2014
6:36 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Malloy says he has a plan to grow Connecticut's economy if he's re-elected

Democratic candidate for governor, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy greets supporters in a rally prior to a debate against Republican opponent Tom Foley, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Norwich, Conn. )
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy released a plan on Monday that he says will create jobs and improve the state’s economy if he wins a second term. The Democrat is running for reelection in November.

The plan includes helping minority contractors, Malloy said. It would invest $100 million over the next two years to expand the state’s small business express program, he said. That would create an additional 10,000 jobs.

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Election 2014
7:03 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Former President Clinton urges Conn. Democrats to get out the vote for Malloy in November

Former President Bill Clinton, right, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, center rear, greet supporters during a rally in support for Malloy's re-election, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New Haven, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Former President Bill Clinton says polls may show a tight race for governor in Connecticut. But Clinton says Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy could end up winning by more than 10 points if enough Democrats show up at the polls in November.

Clinton was in Connecticut on Tuesday to help rally support for Malloy’s reelection bid.

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Election 2014
5:43 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Republican Foley gets gun rights group endorsement in Conn. race for governor

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley delivers his closing remarks during a debate against Democratic candidate, Gov. Dannel Malloy Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Norwich, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A 15,000-member gun rights organization in Connecticut is backing Republican Tom Foley for governor in this November’s election. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League posted the endorsement on its website on Friday.

The CCDL endorsement of Foley had been anticipated. So much so that it was a point of contention during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate between Foley and Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.

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Utility wants to raise $232M in rate hike
6:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Lawmakers oppose CL&P rate hike

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, speaking against the proposed CL&P rate increase in Hartford on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
Credit CT-N

Consumer advocates and Connecticut officials are lining up against a request by the state’s largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase.

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Election 2014
2:09 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

In the first debate between Malloy and Foley this week: Guns will be an issue

Tom Foley (on right), the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut listens to Angel Reyes, a small business owner, while campaigning on the East Side of Bridgeport on August 15th, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley are scheduled to meet this week for their first debate before the November election. Connecticut’s stricter gun control law, signed by Malloy after the school shooting in Newtown, is expected to feature prominently in the debate.

Foley has said he would not have signed the gun legislation into law, had he been governor. Foley said he disagrees with the stricter regulation of guns and ammunition contained in the law, in a GOP debate earlier this month.

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