Elections

Connecticut Republican Party

Two Republican candidates running for governor of Connecticut used a GOP gubernatorial debate at Fairfield University Wednesday night to argue over which one of them is a real Republican.

Four of the five candidates contesting Connecticut’s August 14 Republican Party primary took part in the debate. The candidates did not differ much on policy including cutting taxes, renegotiating state employee contracts and seeking public-private partnerships to stimulate the economy.

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A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday finds that Governor Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

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A liberal social media company has helped propel a first-time candidate for Congress in Connecticut to national attention. A video introducing Waterbury educator and 2016 national Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, has gone viral with more than 5.5 million views since its release last Thursday.

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Republican candidates for governor of Connecticut are pushing proposals to eliminate or scale back the state’s income tax.

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Opponents to incumbent Andrew Cuomo in the 2018 governor’s race are continuing to weigh in on the corruption convictions of the former head of Cuomo’s economic development programs. Independent candidate for governor and former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner says it’s not just Cuomo and his administration, who are to blame.

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