John Mckinney

McKinney and Williams disagree on Bridgewater deal
6:41 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Conn. State funding for hedge fund still a source of partisan disagreement

Connecticut legislative leaders agreed on Wednesday that it’s important to keep high paying jobs in the state. But they don’t agree on the best way to do that. At an event hosted by the Business Council of Fairfield County, Republican House Minority Leader John McKinney and Democratic Senate President Donald Williams disagreed about the wisdom of providing millions of state funds to keep hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in the state.

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Republicans question surplus & motives
6:24 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Malloy opens legislative session with proposals fit for a reelection campaign

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivered his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Thursday.
Credit Sara Karl

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented a revised $19 billion budget proposal to state lawmakers today on the first day of their new legislative session. The proposal includes a $55 gas and sales tax refund to taxpayers, and tax breaks for retired teachers, as well as the expansion of rental subsidies for seniors, housing for homeless veterans and an expansion of early childhood education. WSHU’s Ebong Udoma was in Harford for the Governor's speech, and spoke live from there with Mark Herz.

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Government
6:09 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Conn. officials commemorates MLK Day at the state Capitol

Connecticut officials and community leaders commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day at a state Capitol ceremony on Monday. It’s the 28th year the state has officially celebrated the holiday.

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Boughton criticizes Malloy's economic record
5:58 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Danbury Mayor Boughton announces run for Governor

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, after announcing his candidacy for Governor on Wednesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced on Wednesday that he will once again run for Governor of Connecticut as a Republican candidate.

In announcing his candidacy, the former state representative and seven-term mayor challenged Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s economic record.

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Calls for Obamacare fix in Conn.
6:00 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Conn. Senate minority leader urges special session to deal with Obamacare

Conn. State Senator John McKinney
Credit File photo/Ebong Udoma

The leader of the Republican minority in the Connecticut Senate wants Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy to call state lawmakers into special session immediately. The GOP leader wants lawmakers to change state law in order to implement President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act. 

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