The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Connecticut Governor News

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Connecticut Gubernatorial Headlines

DECEMBER 2013

Connecticut bucking tide of election dollars (Boston Globe, 12/8/13)
New England governors sign energy agreement (CT Mirror, 12/6/13)
CT’s Obamacare exchange applications surging this week (CT Mirror, 12/6/13)
OPINION: Christie-Cuomo envy: Why Malloy’s approvals stink (CT News Junkie, 12/6/13)
OPINION: Democrats should rethink their embrace of big money (CT News Junkie, 12/6/13)
Dems to donors: Show me the money (CT News Junkie, 12/6/13)
Judge rejects request to dismiss education funding lawsuit (CT News Junkie, 12/6/13)
Enrollment in Connecticut exchange expected to increase in December (CT News Junkie, 12/5/13)
OPINION: GOP lawmaker: Dueling state budget forecasts: There’s no escaping fiscal realities (CT Mirror, 12/5/13)
Trial guaranteed on CT school funding and reforms (CT Mirror, 12/5/13)
GOP, Dems wrangle over propriety of NU contributions (CT Mirror, 12/5/13)
Oh, yes, NU does ‘encourage’ political contributions (CT Mirror, 12/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Dannel Daedalus gets antsy (West Hartford News, 12/4/13)
Northeast Utilities CEO asks executives to donate to Malloy campaign (Patch, 12/4/13)
Unions, Malloy negotiate comp time for Sandy Hook responders (CT Mirror, 12/4/13)
Republicans blast NU’s ‘shakedown of employees’ to support Malloy (Hartford Courant, 12/4/13)
Foley blasts ‘NU’s shakedown of its employees’ for money to help Malloy; Labriola says it violates ‘spirit’ of law (Capitol Watch, 12/4/13)
NU in Gov. Malloy’s corner (Capitol Watch, 12/4/13)
Malloy defends economic record, touts transparency initiative (CT Mirror, 12/4/13)
Downplaying deficit raises concerns among Malloy’s base (CT Mirror, 12/3/13)
VIDEO: New database shows which companies are getting tax dollars (NBC Connecticut, 12/3/13)
Breakfast with Malloy — $10,000 to $250,000 (CT Mirror, 12/3/13)
Malloy demands Metro-North ‘action plan’ (CT Mirror, 12/3/13)
Malloy to Metro-North: Give us ‘action plan’ to fix problems (Capitol Watch, 12/3/13)
Republican Party struggles with fundraising in a blue state (CT News Junkie, 12/3/13)
Waterbury seen as key to political fortunes (Waterbury Republican-American, 12/3/13)
CT treasurer finds strong market for special transportation bonds (CT Mirror, 12/2/13)
McKinney reaches right with endorsement of Greenberg (CT Mirror, 12/2/13)
OPINION: Connecticut deserves a good wind turbine law (CT Mirror, 12/2/13)
Malloy makes no promises to increase school funding further (CT Mirror, 12/2/13)
McKinney endorses Greenberg, who doesn’t return the favor (CT News Junkie, 12/2/13)
Malloy to talk education reform at American Enterprise Institute (CT Mirror, 12/2/13)
NU execs shine brightest as source of cash for Connecticut’s Democratic Party (CT Mirror, 12/2/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

EDITORIAL: Don’t compromise open government (Hartford Courant, 11/29/13)
Bye to lead CT legislature’s budget committee (CT Mirror, 11/27/13)
Wind energy regulations stalled… again (CT News Junkie, 11/27/13)
Task force takes first steps toward compromise (CT News Junkie, 11/27/13)
Boucher discusses her history, and the state’s future, at Y’s Men (Minuteman News Center, 11/27/13)
Sen. Beth Bye picked to replace New Haven mayor-elect Toni Harp as Budget Chair (Connecticut Mag, 11/27/13)
Malloy administration defends its deficit forecast (CT Mirror, 11/26/13)
Sen. Boucher says Sandy Hook report shows ‘difficulty in predicting such a devastating horror’ (Redding Pilot, 11/26/13)
Interim head of CT Dept of Correction named new commissioner (New Haven Register, 11/26/13)
Malloy: 2014 won’t be a gun session (CT News Junkie, 11/26/13)
Judge orders release of 911 tapes (CT News Junkie, 11/26/13)
Lawmakers hear about future budget deficits (CT News Junkie, 11/26/13)
Malloy wants Dzurenda to stay on job (CTPost, 11/26/13)
Malloy taops new Corrections Commissioner (CBS Connecticut, 11/26/13)
Wind power blocked again in CT — political charges fly (CT Mirror, 11/26/13)
McKinney: Malloy turns back on residents (Stamford Advocate, 11/25/13)
State closes Newtown investigation, but still has few answers (CT News Junkie, 11/25/13)
Lawmaker preempts task force to make his own recommendations on transparency (CT News Junkie, 11/25/13)
No individual health insurance policy fix for Connecticut (WNPR, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: A Tea Party response to Malloy (Journal Inquirer, 11/25/13)
EDITORIAL: State budget needs long-term fix (Hartford Business Journal, 11/25/13)
EDITORIAL: Awash in red ink (Record-Journal, 11/25/13)
COMMENTARY: John McKinney: Malloy’s health-care failures (Republican-American, 11/25/13)
Connecticut Democrats find generous donors among those doing business with state (CT Mirror, 11/25/13)
Malloy is off to Florida (CT Mirror, 11/23/13)
Malloy declines president’s ‘fix’ on Obamacare, but extends enrollment deadline (CT Mirror, 11/22/13)
Malloy: Obama’s health plan fix ‘doesn’t work in Connecticut’ (The Haar Report, 11/22/13)
North Haven RTC endorses John McKinney for governor (Post-Chronicle, 11/22/13)
How does Connecticut get people to care about pension reform? (CT News Junkie, 11/22/13)
Gov. Malloy says Connecticut will reject Obama’s health care fix (Connecticut Mag, 11/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Obama fix was useless in Conn. regardless of Malloy decision (Hartford Courant,11/22/13)
Despite losses, CT jobless rate at 4-year low (CT Mirror, 11/21/13)
Pitney Bowes could receive $27M in state subsidies (Hartford Courant, 11/21/13)
COMMENTARY: State must smooth path to school reform (Hartford Courant, 11/21/13)
COMMENTARY: In Oval Office, Leonardi tries to defuse Obamacare issue (Hartford Courant,11/21/13)
Adopt or forego? CT leaders weighing Obamacare fix (CT Mirror, 11/20/13)
Conn. Tea Party challenges Gov. Malloy to debate role of government (Connecticut Mag, 11/20/13)
Pitney Bowes gets aid package from Malloy administration (CT Mirror, 11/20/13)
CT’s insurance commissioner says he’s not sold on Obama’s ‘fix’ to the ACA (CT Mirror, 11/20/13)
Malloy rebukes White House over Obamacare (CT Mirror, 11/20/13)
GOP activist: Malloy may have illegal stealth campaign (Hartford Courant, 11/20/13)
VIDEO: Malloy: Implementation of state’s new gun law ‘very important’ (Capitol Watch, 11/20/13)
Tea Party takes on Malloy (Capitol Watch, 11/19/13)
State’s first Muslim mayor draws low-key reaction (Hartford Courant, 11/19/13)
VIDEO: Comptroller Lembo: Calling the balls & strikes (Capitol Watch, 11/19/13)
Like Connecticut’s Foley, New Jersey’s Chris Christie blasts NYC mayor-elect (Capitol Watch, 11/19/13)
In WaPo, Gov. Malloy explains Obamacare in CT (Capitol Watch, 11/18/13)
State collects a record $175M in back taxes (Hartford Courant, 11/18/13)
OPINION: Malloy, Beshear & Inslee: How we got Obamacare to work (Washington Post, 11/17/13)
State budget deficits looming after 2014 gubernatorial election and beyond (Capitol Watch, 11/15/13)
Gov. Malloy’s Stamford house for sale (Capitol Watch, 11/15/13)
This Town: Malloy at Lab School gala in DC (Capitol Watch, 11/15/13)
EDITORIAL: E-shenanigans in the Malloy Administration (Harford Courant, 11/15/13)
State insurance regulators hesitate to embrace Obamacare fix (Hartford Courant, 11/15/13)
CT Health Exchange enrollments speeding up in November (The Haar Report, 11/15/13)
Nonpartisan analysts: $1 billion deficit awaits winner of CT’s gubernatorial election (CT Mirror, 11/15/13)
COMMENTARY: Foley cementing New Yorkers’ support for CT governor’s race? (Hartford Courant,11/15/13)
Senator McKinney calls for special legislative session on Obamacare; Says only legislature can fix it(Capitol Watch, 11/15/13)
Connecticut Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit questioning Vallas’s qualifications (CT Mirror, 11/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Connecticut a proud leader in same-sex marriage (Hartford Courant, 11/13/13)
OPINION: Political dishonestly needs truth revolution (Hartford Courant, 11/12/13)
Westport, state Republicans complete Town Hall series (Daily Voice 11/9/13)
Vallas to step down as leader of Bridgeport schools to run as Pat Quinn’s Lt. Gov. running mate (CT Mirror, 11/8/13)
Post-election CT budget outlook worsens, even as current finances improve (CT Mirror, 11/8/13)
OPINION: 5 reasons local elections are less important than you think (CT News Junkie, 11/8/13)
COMMENTARY: On local level, Connecticut’s Red is showing (Hartford Courant, 11/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Local politics can be just pure craziness (Hartford Courant, 11/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Private emails hide work of Malloy’s administration (Hartford Courant, 11/8/13)
EDITORIAL: Test tampering deserves an ‘F’ — for fired (Hartford Courant, 11/8/13)
Connecticut continues unique path toward health reform (CT News Junkie, 11/7/13)
Connecticut’s Democrats, GOP claim victory on night of history and upsets (CT Mirror, 11/6/13)
Interactive map: Connecticut 2013 election results (CT Mirror, 11/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Half-baked reporting system keeps election results a mystery (Hartford Courant,11/6/13)
Sen. Toni Harp makes history as first women mayor in New Haven’s history (Capitol Watch, 11/6/13)
State voters add five women to ranks of city mayors (Hartford Courant, 11/6/13)
It’s not just about New Haven, Stamford (CT Mirror, 11/5/13)
Union steps up opposition to charter expansion (Capitol Watch, 11/5/13)
How much do state politics matter in local elections? (CT News Junkie, 11/5/13)
EDITORIAL: Election results show that local politics are just that (Hartford Courant, 11/5/13)
Fedele and Foley campaign together in Stamford (Capitol Watch, 11/5/13)
Gov. Malloy to Congress: Pass ENDA now (Capitol Watch, 11/5/13)
State still counting as Republicans, Democrats tout their victories (CT News Junkie, 11/5/13)
CT tax amnesty program way ahead of collection target (CT Mirror, 11/5/13)
CT Health exchange taking bids to work around federal failure (Hartford Courant, 11/4/13)
A politician raising money? Who knew? (Journal Inquirer, 11/1/13)
Wall Street generous to CT lawmakers’ campaigns (CT Mirror, 11/1/13)
COMMENTARY: Feds interested in ‘business as usual’ (Hartford Courant, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

Connecticut’s cash flow is better after $900 million loan (CT Mirror, 10/31/13)
GOP files election complaint against Malloy (CT News Junkie, 10/30/13)
Heavy hitters ride to the rescue for Dems under new fundraising rules (CT News Junkie, 10/29/13)
Boucher: Democrats should repay taxpayers for 3 troopers on Malloy’s California fund-raising trip(Hartford Courant, 10/28/13)
A roster of $10,000 donors helps Malloy drive Democrats to 3-1 advantage (CT Mirror, 10/28/13)
Democrats call Mark Boughton a ‘Modern Day Marie Antoinette’ after heat tweets (Connecticut Magazine, 10/28/13)
Boucher calls in Dems to reimburse state for Malloy fundraising trip security (Connecticut Magazine,10/28/13)
Malloy trip in spotlights; West Coast visit turns focus on state election fundraising (Waterbury Republican-American, 10/28/13)
Boucher: State troopers’ involvement in Malloy’s CA fundraising trip confirmed (Patch, 10/28/13)
Sen. Toni Boucher says she’s confirmed Malloy used his security team to help with California fundraising trip (New Haven Register, 10/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Malloy fund-raising machine in high gear (Hartford Courant, 10/25/13)
Don’t count on CT car tax repeal vote in next legislative session (CT Mirror, 10/24/13)
Governor and Republican leaders call for hearings on UConn sex assault protocols (CT Mirror, 10/24/13)

Toni Harp tells Chamber Gov. Malloy ‘definitely’ running for re-election (Connecticut Magazine,10/24/13)
CT develops guide for getting insurers to pay for mental health, substance abuse care (CT Mirror, 10/24/13)
Glitch in 2011 Malloy/union pact rips hole in CT public colleges’ budgets (CT Mirror, 10/23/13)
No details from Malloy on California fundraising (CT Mirror, 10/23/13)
Republican opponent requests travel records (CT News Junkie, 10/22/13)
Malloy touts ‘Next Gen’ again (CT News Junkie, 10/21/13)
Romney’s PAC man in Foley’s corner (CT Mirror, 10/21/13)
Boucher on ‘the governor’s habit of hoodwinking’ (Patch, 10/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Boucher – Tuition costs – Are they at a tipping point (Wilton Bulletin, 10/19/13)
Democratic fundraising, Part II (Capitol Watch, 10/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Police report fatally taints Foley ambition (Hartford Courant, 10/18/13)
Malloy panning for gold in California (Capitol Watch, 10/18/13)
COMMENTARY: State courts failure — buys tennis tourney (Hartford Courant, 10/18/13)
COMMENTARY: Tom Foley meets ‘My Cousin Vinny’ (Hartford Courant, 10/18/13)
Local legislators agree taxes are too high (ctpost, 10/18/13)
State politicians host an intimate gathering in New Canaan (Patch, 10/18/13)
EDITORIAL: A great opportunity to cut up state’s red tape (Hartford Courant, 10/18/13)
Crisis over for now, Connecticut assesses economic damage (CT Mirror, 10/17/13)
Settlement ends SEEC investigation of Foley (CT Mirror, 10/16/13)
Auditors cite ‘excessive’ spending at UConn Health Center (CT Mirror, 10/16/13)
Ridgefield’s Toni Boucher named Medical Association’s Legislator of Year (Ridgefield Daily Voice,10/16/13)
VIDEO: Police reports contradict Foley’s account of 1981 incident that led to arrest (Hartford Courant, 10/15/13)
Malloy to order broad review of state regulations (Hartford Courant, 10/15/13)
Foley, on long-ago arrest: ‘It was dropped, and that’s it’ (CT Mirror, 10/15/13)
Sec of State Merrill apologizes, ceases e-newsletter (CT Mirror, 10/15/13)
AG Jepsen’s uneasy relationship with labor (CT Mirror, 10/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Denise Merrill sees the light, drops email list (Hartford Courant, 10/15/13)
OPINION: Is this any way to run a railroad? (CT Mirror, 10/15/13)
OPINION: More gambling a bad bet for Conn. (Hartford Courant, 10/14/13)
EDITORIAL: State makes smart play on tennis tournament (Hartford Courant, 10/14/13)
Tom Foley and GOP eye rare split-ticket upset in Conn. (smart politics, 10/13/13)
COMMENTARY: Sec of State Merrill uses state office to send newsletter to Democratic activists(Hartford Courant, 10/12/13)
Conn. GOP rivals in close fund-raising race (AP, 10/12/13)
Metro-North calamity cost $62M to economy; What does that tell us? (Hartford Courant, 10/11/13)
7 things to know about HUSKY and Obamacare (CT Mirror, 10/11/13)
The debt ceiling: What it is, and why Connecticut should care (CT Mirror, 10/11/13)
COMMENTARY: State’s power game: Investor of last resort (Hartford Courant, 10/10/13)
Tight money race for CT GOP gubernatorial field (CT Mirror, 10/10/13)
It’s Malloy to the rescue, with rewards and risk (CT Mirror, 10/10/13)
John McKinney says he’s raised more than $90,000 (Connecticut Magazine, 10/10/13)
Connecticut buys a tennis tournament (CT Mirror, 10/10/13)
EDITORIAL: Governor, foundation to the rescue in shutdown (Hartford Courant, 10/10/13)
‘What we have … is failure to communicate’ (CT Mirror, 10/9/13)
VIDEO: Capitol Report: John McKinney joins the panel (FoxCT, 10/6/13)
OPINION: Tom Foley is dead to me (The Day, 10/4/13)
GOP gubernatorial contenders divided over shutdown (Danbury News Times, 10/3/13)
Agencies hope CT’s checkbook can cover costs until federal shutdown ends (CT Mirror, 10/3/13)
Connecticut’s uninsured begin shopping for Obamacare coverage (CT Mirror, 10/2/13)
CT’s bond rating: Sign of the times or same old news? (CT Mirror, 10/2/13)
UTC says govt shutdown will mean furloughs for thousands of workers (CT Mirror, 10/2/13)
Computer issues — and demand — hamper debut of state health insurance exchanges (CT Mirror, 10/1/13)
Access Health gets first Obamacare enrollment amid website woes (CT Mirror, 10/1/13)
GOP gubernatorial contenders divided on shutdown (CT Post, 10/1/13)
Guay, a flashpoint in Malloy’s struggle with watchdogs, takes new post (CT Mirror, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

OPINION: Unfounded Foley attack on Esty offensive (Hartford Courant, 9/30/13)
Malloy wants to end Metro-North’s use of single power lines (CT Mirror, 9/30/13)
Prolonged federal shutdown could damage Connecticut’s fragile economic recovery (CT Mirror, 9/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Wrong to throw third-party candidates off ballots (Hartford Courant, 9/30/13)
Commuter pressure off, Metro-North works to restore some power (Hartford Courant, 9/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Governor’s pal weds at Mansion (Hartford Courant, 9/27/13)
Bond Commission approves new borrowing (Hartford Courant, 9/27/13)
McKinney confronts Malloy on bonding (Republican-American, 9/27/13)
Connecticut bets on Keno, maybe more slot (CT Mirror, 9/26/13)
Keno on track for arrival by next summer (Hartford Courant, 9/26/13)
UConn economists: More borrowing will left state (Patch, 9/26/13)
Boucher: THe veto session (Patch, 9/26/13)
Sen. Boucher: Train crisis ‘a serious security risk’ needing action from Feds and state (Redding Pilot,9/26/13)
Lawmakers press Northeast Utilities to address rumors of job cuts (CT Mirror, 9/26/13)
Governor meets press in Grand Central (Capitol Watch, 9/26/13)
Report: Connecticut Health Exchange premiums among the nation’s highest (Hartford Courant,9/26/13)
Malloy suspends routine highway work to ease traffic crunch along Metro-North corridor (CT Mirror, 9/26/13)
White House: ACA costs lower than expected; Connecticut among highest (CT Mirror, 9/25/13)
Lembo sees progress, but concerns linger over state budget (CT Mirror, 9/25/13)
Most Metro-North rail service to NY suspended for three to four weeks (CT Mirror, 9/24/13)
CT legislature blocks wind power regulations for third time (CT Mirror, 9/24/13)
Debate intensifies over CT’s credit card (CT Mirror, 9/23/13)
Malloy order aims to help veterans get jobs, college credit (CT Mirror, 9/23/13)
COMMENTARY: The point is setting the bar higher (Hartford Courant, 9/20/13)
Budget showdown could put Conn. House delegation in a tight spot (CT Mirror, 9/20/13)
Foley in free fall (Waterbury Republican-American, 9/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Facts? Thinking it’s true sets Foley free (Hartford Courant, 9/20/13)
Foley claims same standard as Woodward and Bernstein (CT Mirror, 9/20/13)
OPINION: Repeal CT’s car tax? For Sharkey, ‘MORE’ is less (CT News Junkie, 9/20/13)
OPINION: Foley aims for Malloy, hits himself (CT News Junkie, 9/20/13)
Conn. jobs are growing — but slower than all but eight states (Hartford Courant, 9/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Foley: The point is setting a higher ethical bar (Hartford Courant, 9/20/13)
OPINION: Majority must not be silent on gun violence (Hartford Courant, 9/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Newtown gun control group in it for the long haul (Hartford Courant, 9/20/13)
Malloy’s spokesman wants Sen. John McKinney to list items that shouldn’t be funded, after minority leader says guv is on track to break the state’s bond ceiling (CT News, 9/20/13)
Tom Foley offers no evidence of unethical acts by gov (Connecticut Magazine, 9/19/13)
EDITORIAL: Tom Foley’s shrinking candidacy (New Haven Register, 9/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Foley damages his own credibility by attacking Malloy’s character (Norwich Bulletin, 9/19/13)
OPINION: Keno — A shortsighted idea from smart people (CT Mirror, 9/19/13)
Obamacare is moving ahead in CT, but faces tougher time in other states (CT Mirror, 9/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Foley steers campaign onto the rocks (Hartford Courant, 9/19/13)
Foley digs in his heels (CT News Junkie, 9/19/13)
EDITORIAL: All governor candidates should release tax returns (Hartford Courant, 9/18/13)
Legislators talk about state spending (Redding Pilot, 9/18/13)
Malloy: 50% of public schools to get post-Sandy Hook security upgrades (CT Mirror, 9/18/13)
UConn report: Loosening state bonding backlog could add 28,000 jobs in CT (CT Mirror, 9/18/13)
State’s economy in ‘dire straits,’ McKinney tells Y’s men (Minuteman News Center, 9/18/13)
Economists conclude that more borrowing will improve economy, create jobs (CT News Junkie, 9/18/13)
Foley uncertain of evidence against Malloy (CT Mirror, 9/18/13)
AUDIO: Tom Foley: Swinging out of the gate (WNPR, 9/18/13)
VIDEO: Malloy responds to Foley’s claims of unethical behavior (NBC Connecticut, 9/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Foley launches reckless flurry of ethics jabs (New Haven Register, 9/16/13)
Malloy tries to stay above the fray while denying accusations (CT News Junkie, 9/16/13)
Malloy’s school reforms may be headed for trial (CT Mirror, 9/16/13)
Malloy rebuts Foley, then returns to script (CT Mirror, 9/16/13)
Foley questions Malloy, others question Foley (CT Post, 9/16/13)
EDITORIAL: Foley should put up or shut up on Malloy ethics (Hartford Courant, 9/16/13)
Tom Foley wants answers directly from Gov. Malloy on claims of unethical behavior (Connecticut Magazine, 9/16/13)
Following claims of unethical behavior by Gov. Malloy, columns slam Tom Foley’s tactics(Connecticut Magazine, 9/16/13)
Six Republicans who (might) want to run for governor in 2014 (Patch, 9/15/13)
GOP’s Foley blasts Malloy, calling him an unethical leader (Hartford Courant, 9/15/13)
Foley attacks Malloy’s ethics in TV interview (CT Mirror, 9/15/13)
Foley takes televised swipe at Malloy’s ethics (Greenwich Time, 9/15/13)
In TV interview, Foley accuses Malloy of ethical challenges (CT News Junkie, 9/15/13)
Colorado recall energizes Conn. gun-control foes (Hartford Courant, 9/14/13)
Gubernatorial candidate gets Crocodile Club state to himself (CT News Junkie, 9/13/13)
Analysis: What we learned from the 2013 primaries (CT News Junkie, 9/13/13)
EDITORIAL: Car tax is wrong battle for regional reformers (Hartford Courant, 9/13/13)
Malloy assures construction trades Connecticut will get more projects underway (CT Mirror, 9/12/13)
Speaker Sharkey says Legislature will tackle property taxes (CT News Junkie, 9/12/13)
The method to Malloy’s new mellowness (CT Mirror, 9/12/13)
OPINION: Looking for trouble? Run for governor (Hartford Courant, 9/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Tom Foley declares candidacy for governor, Part 1 (Hartford Courant, 9/12/13)
Speaker Sharkey takes aim at lingering CT car tax (CT Mirror, 9/12/13)
Lawmaker meets with Northeast Utilities, says he learns nothing new (Hartford Courant, 9/12/13)
Criticism follows Foley announcement of gubernatorial run (Journal Inquirer, 9/11/13)
Connecticut’s economy hurting Governor Malloy (Governing, 9/11/13)
Five things Foley must do to win (Greenwich Time, 9/11/13)
Harp wins big in New Haven (CT Mirror, 9/11/13)
Second year of CTNext measures achievements, and raises questions (CT Mirror, 9/11/13)
CT state college system in $18 to $20 million budget bind (CT Mirror, 9/11/13)
UConn journal:  Larger forces than state leaders face Conn. economy (CT Mirror, 9/11/13)
Foley embraces public financing in second bid for guv (CT News Junkie, 9/10/13)
Foley readies rematch warchest (Journal Inquirer, 9/10/13)
Foley learns his lesson? (Waterbury Republican-American, 9/10/13)
VIDEO: Foley exploring rematch for governor (WTNH, 9/10/13)
McKinney uses Foley announcement in fundraiser (CT Mirror, 9/10/13)
A candidate confronts Malloy over his endorsement of Harp (CT Mirror, 9/10/13)
EDITORIAL: There’s a lot at stake in local primaries Tuesday (Hartford Courant, 9/10/13)
Foley keeps GOP off balance with unexpected ‘exploratory’ announcement (CT Mirror, 9/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Republican hopefuls will jostle for contributions, legitimacy (Hartford Courant,9/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Tom Foley’s charges: Blunder or brilliant? (Hartford Courant, 9/5/13)

AUGUST 2013

Connecticut Democrats hire labor liaison (CT Mirror, 8/30/13)
Gun advocates try to speed up case against state (CT News Junkie, 8/30/13)
CCDL on Toni Boucher (Capitol Watch, 8/29/13)
Report: Youth unemployment threatens state’s economic future (CT Mirror, 8/29/13)
Conn. tax receipts on the rise in 2012-13 (CT Mirror, 8/29/13)
Gun owners weigh in on Boucher announcement (Danbury News Times, 8/29/13)
Boucher added a little intrigue and maybe a dash of excitement to the 2014 governor’s race(Norwich Bulletin, 8/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Vulnerable Malloy should keep endorsement feelings to himself (Hartford Courant,8/29/13)
EDITORIAL: Can Malloy leave higher ed leadership alone? (Hartford Courant, 8/29/13)
New higher education chief lays out broad vision for change (Hartford Courant, 8/28/13)
Boucher exploring run for governor (Hartford Courant, 8/27/13)
Malloy taps West Hartford lawyer to head state’s right-to-know panel (CT Mirror, 8/27/13)
Connecticut courts wary of budget cuts (CT Mirror, 8/27/13)
VIDEO: Another Republican interested in running for governor (NBC Connecticut, 8/27/13)
Boucher exploring run for Conn. governor (Patch, 8/27/13)
GOP hopefuls blast Malloy’s ties with contractor (Danbury News Times, 8/27/13)
With exploratory committee, Boucher joins GOP gubernatorial contenders (CT Mirror, 8/27/13)
Medical marijuana regulations win approval despite concerns about federal law (CT Mirror, 8/27/13)
Fundraiser sentenced to 38 months in prison in case that derailed congressional campaign (CT Mirror, 8/27/13)
Former Donovan aide gets 38 months in campaign scandal (Hartford Courant, 8/27/13)
Medical marijuana: Getting down to details (Hartford Courant, 8/26/13)
Toni Boucher will make election announcement Tuesday (Weston Forum, 8/26/13)
Is Toni Boucher running for lieutenant governor? (New Canaan Advertiser, 8/26/13)
Gov. Malloy backs Tong’s run for Mayor of Stamford (Stamford Daily Voice, 8/26/13)
Gov. Malloy announces grant program for health-care nonprofits (Norwalk Daily Voice, 8/25/13)
Timeline spanning relationship between Barbarotta, Malloy (CT Post, 8/24/13)
The man Gov. Malloy has on speed dial (Danbury News Times, 8/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Lawmakers’ pounding legislative hangover (Hartford Courant, 8/23/13)
Gubernatorial candidate says ‘pull the plug’ on Keno (Hartford Courant, 8/23/13)
Malloy’s job growth claim proves overblown (CT Mirror, 8/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Tighten rules, end sweetheart state hiring (Hartford Courant, 8/23/13)
GOP leader: Is Keno coming or was it a mirage to balance the state budget? (CT Mirror, 8/22/13)
Malloy administration asked chairman of state’s college system to step aside (CT Mirror, 8/21/13)
Malloy wants Keno run-up ‘open and transparent’ (CT Mirror, 8/21/13)
House GOP leader seeking answers on Keno (Hartford Courant, 8/21/13)
VIDEO: 2014 governor race heating up (NBC Connecticut, 8/21/13)
Keno could have as many as 1,000 locations (Hartford Courant, 8/21/13)
Malloy: More tribes ‘devastating’ to state (Capitol Watch, 8/21/13)
Lobbying tab for 2012: $51.7M (CT Mirror, 8/21/13)
Malloy puts best face on state’s economy while remaining coy about 2014 election (CT Mirror, 8/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Enough with Corrupticut: Send Braddock to prison (Hartford Courant, 8/20/13)
OPINION: State support for new teachers is critical (Hartford Courant, 8/20/13)
Braddock attorney asks for no jail time in Donovan campaign case (Hartford Courant, 8/19/13)
VIDEO: New Haven teen meets Malloy, laments death of young friends in gun violence (Hartford Courant, 8/19/13)
OPINION: Persistence key to education reform effort (Hartford Courant, 8/19/13)
GOP opposition to Malloy budget melts when state dollars come home (CT Mirror, 8/19/13)
Survey of nepotism practices shows inconsistencies among agencies (Hartford Courant, 8/17/13)
Malloy spokeswoman to take communications post with Board of Regents (CT Mirror, 8/16/13)
Boughton becomes a contender for Conn. governor (Patch, 8/14/13)
A candidate’s message to the cities (CT Post, 8/13/13)
Charge of fraud demands proof (CT Post, 8/13/13)
Malloy to be honored by gun control group (Capitol Watch, 8/13/13)
Boughton expected to create gubernatorial exploratory committee (CT Mirror, 8/13/13)
Gov. Malloy says state seeking as much federal storm recovery aid as possible (Capitol Watch, 8/12/13)
Federal aid for Sandy relief coming this fall (Hartford Courant, 8/12/13)
Penny Bacchiochi: An unconventional pol’s unconventional campaign (CT Mirror, 8/12/13)
Malloy’s budget office enters the Twitter age as 2014 campaign approaches (CT Mirror, 8/12/13)
A look at CT’s pension obligations (CT News Junkie, 8/12/13)
Congressional races muted at best, even in the ‘Fightin’ 5th (Hartford Courant, 8/10/13)
COMMENTARY: Political intrigue while state vacations (Hartford Courant, 8/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Business climate panned, but it’s not all grim (Hartford Courant, 8/9/13)
OPINION: Through Forbes, Cato attacks Connecticut; but no one here should gloat (CT News Junkie, 8/9/13)
OPINION: What did Malloy learn in Beertown? (CT News Junkie, 8/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Market geography: ‘Knowledge Corridor’ sells region’s strengths (Hartford Courant,8/9/13)
Jackson Lab, UConn scientists secure $3.2M grant (Hartford Courant, 8/7/13)
EDITORIAL: Feds would open door to ‘Casino tribes’ (Hartford Courant, 8/7/13)
Manufacturing could hold the key to Connecticut’s economic future (CT Mirror, 8/6/13)
Malloy touts Small Business Express program (CT News Junkie, 8/6/13)
Nonprofits get schooled on healthcare reform (CT News Junkie, 8/6/13)
EDITORIAL: Connecticut deserves a full-time Legislature (Hartford Courant, 8/6/13)
State releases rates for health exchange plans (Hartford Courant, 8/5/13)
OPINION: Gov’t incentives no substitute for pro-business climate (Hartford Business, 8/5/13)
Insurance Dept finalizes exchanges rates (CT News Junkie, 8/5/13)
Aetna pulls out of Connecticut health exchange (Hartford Courant, 8/5/13)
Obamacare insurance rates get final approval (CT Mirror, 8/5/13)
Aetna withdraws from state’s health insurance exchange (CT Mirror, 8/5/13)
Legislators lobby Malloy administration for Montville renewable energy project (CT Mirror, 8/5/13)
Conn. lawmakers use campaign cash for Red Sox tickets, private parties (CT Mirror, 8/5/13)
Malloy’s travel records, more DC than Davos (CT post, 8/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Connecticut spends $22M luring gun seller (Hartford Courant, 8/2/13)
Report: State budget is full of ‘gimmicks’ (CT News Junkie, 8/2/13)
OP-ED: Will McKinney stay positive? Not if he’s serious (CT News Junkie, 8/2/13)
Governor names a DCF critic as child advocate (CT Mirror, 8/1/13)
State surplus for just-finished fiscal year projected at $312M (Capitol Watch, 8/1/13)
McKinney to appear at fund-raiser for Erin Stewart (Hartford Courant, 8/1/13)
EDITORIAL: The state is digging out of its hole (Hartford Courant, 8/1/13)
Surplus attributed to one-time revenues, belt-tightening (CT News Junkie, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

State sets ambitious goals for cracking down on Medicaid fraud (CT News Junkie, 7/31/13)
Malloy orders review of summer hiring at state agencies (Hartford Courant, 7/31/13)
Auditors: State agency doled out $37M while violating public notice law (CT Mirror, 7/31/13)
OPINION: John McKinney a welcome addition to governor’s race (Minuteman News Center, 7/31/13)
Are business taxes that high given what Connecticut companies can earn? (CT Mirror, 7/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Enough with the summer patronage in state agencies (Hartford Courant, 7/30/13)
EDITORIAL: Public last in line to learn Newtown investigation details (Hartford Courant, 7/29/13)
Conn.’s casino operators gambling on Mass. (Hartford Courant, 7/27/13)
State borrows $5M to lure lender to Greenwich (Hartford Courant, 7/26/13)
Malloy defends economic development policies (CT News Junkie, 7/26/13)
Malloy gives no inkling on CT gov race plans (AP, 7/26/13)
Malloy on $537M for DOT projects: It’s roads, it’s bridges — and it’s jobs (CT Mirror, 7/26/13)
OPINION: Do we want to be Wisconsin? (CT News Junkie, 7/26/13)
Funding for long awaited transportation projects approved (CT News Junkie, 7/26/13)
OPINION: ‘Wisconsin Moment’ in Connecticut? Republicans must change first (CT News Junkie, 7/26/13)
Fifth Street financial firm to move from White Plains to Greenwich (Daily Voice, 7/26/13)
EDITORIAL: John McKinney a welcome addition to Conn. gov race (Middletown Press, 7/25/13)
EDITORIAL: John McKinney first to jump into race for governor (Hartford Courant, 7/25/13)
Modest budget surplus sparks two visions of state’s fiscal future (CT Mirror, 7/25/13)
Nine microgrid projects approved (CT Mirror, 7/24/13)
John McKinney says he will run for governor (Weston Forum, 7/24/13)
Malloy praises Obama’s economic message (Capitol Watch, 7/24/13)
EDITORIAL: McKinney run a welcome one (Danbury News Times, 7/24/13)
Senate minority leader to run for governor (Yale Daily News, 7/24/13)
McKinney’s votes contrast Malloy’s path (Danbury News Times, 7/24/13)
Report: Dannel Malloy among most ‘endangered’ governors (Daily Voice, 7/24/13)
John McKinney announces bid for Conn. governor (Patch, 7/23/13)
Connecticut Senate GOP leader John McKinney announces run for governor (CBS New York, 7/23/13)
McKinney announces for GOP nomination for governor in 2014 (CT Mirror, 7/23/13)
VIDEO: Senate Minority Leader McKinney to run for governor (NBC Connecticut, 7/23/13)
McKinney enters governor’s race; possible GOP primary against Greenwich’s Tom Foley (Capitol Watch, 7/23/13)
Democrats say McKinney’s a nice guy who has voted against CT’s middle class (Capitol Watch, 7/23/13)
McKinney announces run for governor (CT Post, 7/23/13)
GOP Senate Leader John McKinney of Fairfield to run for governor (Daily Voice, 7/23/13)
McKinney says his only target is Malloy (CT Mirror, 7/23/13)
VIDEO: Senate Republican leader John McKinney to run for governor in 2014 (Hartford Courant,7/23/13)
VIDEO: McKinney becomes first Republican to announce bid for governor (Hartford Courant,7/23/13)
VIDEO: Veto session: Gavel to gavel in about 23 minutes (Capitol Watch, 7/22/13)
Income tax revenue boosts budget surplus (CT News Junkie, 7/22/13)
Sen. Joe Markley says Legislature is simply rubber stamp on hospital veto (Capitol Watch, 7/22/13)
State pushes new US transportation secretary to keep rail project on track (CT Mirror, 7/22/13)
General Assembly declines to override Malloy vetoes (CT News Junkie, 7/22/13)
Little time for saving community hospitals (Journal Inquirer, 7/22/13)
Conn. lawmakers have no plans to override vetoes (AP, 7/21/13)
Malloy urges Congress to act quickly on immigration reform (Patch, 7/21/13)
OPINION: ‘One bad apple’ might be Legislature itself (Hartford Courant, 7/19/13)
Foley expected to be in rematch against Malloy; Waiting for CT’s ‘Wisconsin Moment’ (Hartford Courant, 7/19/13)
HUD approves Malloy’s Hurricane Sandy plan (CT Mirror, 7/19/13)
A governor comes bearing gifts (CT Mirror, 7/18/13)
Nation’s focus must move from coverage to cost, health insurance industry leader says (CT Mirror, 7/17/13)
Malloy one of 11 governors urging House passage of immigration reforms (CT Mirror, 7/17/13)
Malloy chooses patent lawyer to chair Connecticut Innovations (CT Mirror, 7/16/13)
Connecticut Republicans have more money than Democrats (CT News Junkie, 7/15/13)
OPINION: Foley leads Republican field for gov’s office (CT News Junkie, 7/12/13)
Malloy vetoes bills regulating medical spas, noncompete agreements (CT Mirror, 7/12/13)
GOP lawmaker: Malloy hospital veto is a ‘curtsy’ to labor groups (Capitol Watch, 7/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Who loses when the public’s business is done in secret? (Hartford Courant, 7/11/13)
Malloy sides with unions, vetoes bill key to Waterbury Hospital deal (CT Mirror, 7/11/13)
Governor Malloy follows tourism trail to Stamford (Daily Voice, 7/10/13)
Malloy stands by Bridgeport superintendent (CT Mirror, 7/10/13)
After outcry, renewable energy project details to be revealed (CT Mirror, 7/10/13)
Surprise issues pass in final, frenzied hours at state Capitol (Hartford Courant, 7/10/13)
Gov: Let districts make test scores optional in teacher evals (Hartford Courant, 7/10/13)
Malloy says Klan not welcome in state (Hartford Courant, 7/10/13)
Malloy joins rapid response to Milford leaflets claiming ties to Ku Klux Klan (CT Mirror, 7/10/13)
Feds offer little help for Connecticut high-speed rail project (CT Mirror, 7/9/13)
Malloy signs legislation enacting historic energy plan (Norwalk Plus, 7/9/13)
EDITORIAL: A competitive energy policy is wiser choice (Norwich Bulletin, 7/9/13)
CT governor visiting tourism attractions (AP, 7/9/13)
Two weeks into fiscal year, state college budgets already in the red (CT Mirror, 7/9/13)
With eye on ‘14,  Malloy touts energy bills (CT Mirror, 7/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Fiscal gimmicks lead to roadblocks (Hartford Business, 7/8/13)
2013 was the year of the Task Force in Legislature (Hartford Courant, 7/8/13)
RATINGS CHANGE: Connecticut Governor moved from ‘Dem Favored’ to ‘Lean Democrat’(Rothenblog, 7/8/13)
State asks for long-term clean energy bids (Hartford Courant, 7/8/13)
Firearms industry sues Connecticut (CT Mirror, 7/8/13)
A GOP gubernatorial hopeful and his ‘nonpartisan’ policy institute (CT Mirror, 7/7/13)
Agency probes claim that Foley violated law by conducting gubernatorial poll without forming candidate committee (Capitol Watch, 7/2/13)
Wall Street gives new state budget mixed reviews (CT Mirror, 7/2/13)
Pro-gun firearms board member says Malloy wants to boot him (Hartford Courant, 7/2/13)

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