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The latest Quinnipiac University poll on the Connecticut Governor’s race finds more voters say Republican challenger Tom Foley would do a better job on the economy than Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.  

Foley has been attacking Malloy’s economic development policies. One attack focuses on the approval of state subsidies for Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. The subsidies would have helped Bridgewater move its headquarters from Westport to Stamford.

A recent Foley web ad criticized Malloy for the move that eventually did not happen.

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Tom Foley, the Republican running for governor in Connecticut, is criticizing incumbent governor Dannel Malloy for spending money on mass transit instead of roads and highways. Foley and Malloy spoke about their transportation agendas at a candidate forum in North Haven on Monday.

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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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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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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.