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


CT 2012 Archives



Conn. AG addresses request to sue state for Newtown shooting (Capitol Watch, 12/31/12)
COMMENTARY: Guns, budget to take center stage (Hartford Courant, 12/28/12)
Malloy skeptical Congress will avert nation’s plunge over the ‘fiscal cliff’ (CT Mirror, 12/27/12)
Malloy names first openly gay justice to high court (CT Mirror, 12/27/12)
State’s unemployed will be first to feel fall over the ‘fiscal cliff’ (CT Mirror, 12/27/12)
Malloy nominates Andrew McDonald to state Supreme Court (Hartford Courant, 12/27/12)
Senate Democrats name 10 new committee chairs (CT Mirror, 12/24/12)
Connecticut’s complex relationship with guns (CT Mirror, 12/20/12)
A bullet tax in the mix as legislators react to Newtown (CT Mirror, 12/19/12)
Hospitals say budget cuts looks far worse in historical context (CT Mirror, 12/19/12)
Legislature OKs budget cuts that mostly eliminate $365M deficit (Hartford Courant, 12/19/12)
EDITORIAL: Connecticut shows how bipartisan budget-cutting gets done (Hartford Courant,12/19/12)
Lawmakers rededicate themselves to public service in honor of 26 lives lost (Hartford Courant,12/19/12)
Legislators pass bipartisan bill to erase budget shortfall (CT Mirror, 12/19/12)
Report: Closing state deficits with spending cuts alone could spark another recession (CT Mirror, 12/19/12)
In state with ‘assault weapons’ ban, Lanza rifle still legal (Hartford Courant, 12/18/12)
Deal to trim deficit hits hospitals and businesses, cuts bonuses for senior state workers (CT Mirror, 12/17/12)
Newtown tragedy emerges as a concern in state budget talks (CT Mirror, 12/17/12)
Public tears as governor describes ending parents’ wait (CT Mirror, 12/17/12)
State budget talks press on though there are no ‘easy choices’ (CT Mirror, 12/17/12)
Legislative leaders have tentative deal to erase deficit (Hartford Courant, 12/16/12)
Gov. Dan Malloy: ‘Time soon’ to address gun policy (Politico, 12/15/12)
A combative governor shifts, trying to comfort (CT Mirror, 12/15/12)
Word spread quickly at state Capitol on shootings (Hartford Courant, 12/14/12)
Critical of his cuts, nonprofits still give Malloy an award (CT Mirror, 12/13/12)
In tough times, every new job is celebrated (CT Mirror, 12/13/12)
Panel expected to recommend pay increases for state judges (CT Mirror, 12/13/12)
Congressional fight begins over Sandy relief funds (CT Mirror, 12/12/12)
EDITORIAL: Did Gov. Malloy break tax promise? (Hartford Courant, 12/11/12)
DEEP facing both federal and state budget cuts (CT Mirror, 12/11/12)
The right-to-work battle inches closer to Connecticut (The Haar Report, 12/11/12)
Malloy comes closer to answering the tax-increase question (The Haar Report, 12/10/12)
COMMENTARY: State judges overdue for salary increase (Hartford Courant, 12/10/12)
Municipal leaders think Malloy overstepped in cutting their aid (CT Mirror, 12/10/12)
Malloy defends his plan to collect more revenue from businesses (CT Mirror, 12/10/12)
As transit funds grow shorter, the call for tolls grows louder (CT Mirror, 12/10/12)
Malloy aide Occhiogrosso departing (Capitol Watch, 12/10/12)
Ochiogrosso departs at mid-term (CT Mirror, 12/10/12)
GOP weighs giving cover to a Democratic governor (CT Mirror, 12/7/12)
Malloy pitches more spending cuts, some revenue to shrink deficit (CT Mirror, 12/7/12)
COMMENTARY: Searching the ballot for worthy Republicans (Hartford Courant, 12/7/12)
Gov. Malloy issues ‘road map’ of budget cuts: Another $243 million (Capitol Watch, 12/7/12)
Why Connecticut’s jobs machine is sputtering (Hartford Courant, 12/7/12)
Are tax increases really out of the question in Connecticut? (CT Mirror, 12/6/12)
PAC’s fundraiser draws criticism as contractor hosts Malloy, other officials (Hartford Courant,12/6/12)
General Assembly returns Dec. 19 for special session on deficit (CT Mirror, 12/6/12)
State’s economy might be poised to take flight — in 2014 (Hartford Courant, 12/5/12)
Connecticut’s US Senators reiterated need for Sandy aid (CT Mirror, 12/5/12)
As private financing emerges for social services, the state is in talks for a deal (Hartford Courant,12/4/12)
Nappier gets OK for $550M emergency loan to help state pay its bills (CT Mirror, 12/4/12)
VIDEO: Estimated deficit balloons to $415 million, sparking political strife (Hartford Courant,12/3/12)
Malloy seeks $3.2 billion to protect state from future storms (CT Mirror, 12/3/12)
OPINION: State Republicans ready with deficit-cutting ideas (Hartford Courant, 12/3/12)

Connecticut Dems play Romney card (Politico, 12/1/12)


The elusive state budget deficit fluctuates almost daily (CT Mirror, 11/30/12)
Musical chairs answering questions about the governor’s education reforms (CT Mirror, 11/30/12)
Tom Foley: I”m back; Malloy: Bring it (Capitol Watch, 11/30/12)
Unlikely three amigos: Malloy, Cuomo and Christie unite to request big money (Capitol Watch, 11/30/12)
EDITORIAL: Malloy reaches out to Republicans over cuts (Hartford Courant, 11/30/12)
In an era of fiscal crisis, Malloy has few places to run (Hartford Courant, 11/30/12)
Tom Foley plans to run for governor (Hartford Courant, 11/29/12)
Pressed from the left and right, a governor plunges ahead (CT Mirror, 11/29/12)
Health insurance exchange won’t negotiate insurance rates to start (CT Mirror, 11/29/12)
What exactly will the new insurance exchange offer? (CT Mirror, 11/28/12)
EDITORIAL: Don’t waste state’s fiscal crisis (Hartford Courant, 11/28/12)
Malloy orders $170 million in immediate budget cuts (Hartford Courant, 11/28/12)
Malloy shrinks deficit with cuts to social services (CT Mirror, 11/28/12)
State budget crisis, 2013-16: Nowhere to hide (Hartford Courant, 11/27/12)
FEMA to Connecticut: We’re going to be here for a while (CT Mirror, 11/27/12)
Holder, Malloy give a new look at an old idea on guns (CT Mirror, 11/27/12)
Budget chief won’t be nailed down on taxes (CT Mirror, 11/27/12)
EDITORIAL: State should consider a right-to-die law (Hartford Courant, 11/26/12)
OPINION: Watchdog agencies’ chief must heed evaluation (Hartford Courant, 11/26/12)
Bulk purchasing of medication can reduce state budget deficit, comptroller says (CT Mirror, 11/26/12)
COMMENTARY: State deficit grows as spending roars along (Hartford Courant, 11/23/12)
State officials enjoy a little holiday unity on the budget deficit (CT Mirror, 11/23/12)
Judges press for first pay hike in six years (CT Mirror, 11/21/12)
EDITORIAL: Watchdog Super-Agency: Who’s the boss? (Hartford Courant, 11/21/12)
Sandy will cost Connecticut more than Irene did last year (CT Mirror, 11/21/12)
Governor’s health care adviser takes private sector post (CT Mirror, 11/20/12)
Oil dealers to Malloy: Faulty natural gas price assumptions threaten jobs (Hartford Courant, 11/20/12)
Has emerging Latino political wave washed over Connecticut? (CT Mirror, 11/19/12)
Malloy taps head of Mass. crime lab to lead investigations here (CT Mirror, 11/19/12)
Shoreline infrastructure upgrades unlikely even after second storm in 14 months (CT Mirror, 11/19/12)
Special legislative session expected before Christmas (Hartford Courant, 11/16/12)
Legislators told to prepare for special session before Christmas on $365M deficit (Capitol Watch, 11/16/12)
Cafero returned as Republican leader (Capitol Watch, 11/16/12)
Projected deficit for next fiscal year tops $1.1 billion (CT Mirror, 11/15/12)
State looking at red ink for next 3 years; GOP’s Cafero says it’s not transparent at all (Capitol Watch, 11/15/12)
State facing $1.2 billion in red ink next year (Hartford Courant, 11/15/12)
EDITORIAL: The next act? A Republican comeback (Hartford Courant, 11/15/12)
Malloy’s budget chief confirms $365M state deficit (CT Mirror, 11/14/12)
VIDEO: State facing $365M budget deficit, poor credit quality (Hartford Courant, 11/14/12)
Uh-oh: Malloy administration says deficit now at $365 million (Capitol Watch, 11/14/12)
Municipalities want more state money for schools (Hartford Courant, 11/13/12)
PPP: What’s with that Malloy surge! (Capitol Watch, 11/13/12)
Malloy budget chief concedes emergency deficit reduction plan is ‘likely’ (CT Mirror, 11/13/12)
Connecticut’s deep defense roots eye looming cuts (Hartford Courant, 11/13/12)
State government receives high marks for transparent budgeting process (CT Mirror, 11/9/12)
Revenues plunge, state deficit widens, forcing Malloy to close big gap (CT Mirror, 11/9/12)
Cafero, McKinney clash with Malloy over state tax revenues as economy remains sluggish (Capitol Watch, 11/9/12)
McMahon aftermath: Republicans take aim — at each other; Corry Bliss vs Chris Shays (Capitol Watch, 11/9/12)
Malloy: Connecticut will be new home to an insurer ‘very soon’ (Hartford Courant, 11/9/12)
Malloy sees vindication in 2012 election results (CT Mirror, 11/8/12)
Conn. defense firms first in line to fall over fiscal cliff (CT Mirror, 11/8/12)
Malloy pushes federal assistance for businesses hit by Sandy (Hartford Courant, 11/8/12)
House Democrats elect Sharkey, Aresimowicz (CT Mirror, 11/8/12)
Victories in Connecticut reduce GOP influence in New England (CT Mirror, 11/7/12)
Both parties win some, lose some in General Assembly races (Hartford Courant, 11/7/12)
Election adds to shake-up on Energy and Technology Committee (CT Mirror, 11/7/12)
Editorial: Murphy prevails on a Democratic night (Hartford Courant, 11/6/12)
Voter turnout through late afternoon runs close to 2008 levels (CT Mirror, 11/6/12)
Democrats retain advantages in state House and Senate (CT Mirror, 11/6/12)
Esty beats Roraback, keeping congressional delegation for Dems (CT Mirror, 11/6/12)
Murphy victorious over McMahon in contentious US Senate race (CT Mirror, 11/6/12)
Connecticut campaigns awash in outside cash (CT Mirror, 11/5/12)
Sec of State Merrill hopes surging voter interest wasn’t weakened by Hurricane Sandy (CT Mirror, 11/5/12)
It’s McMahon, Inc. vs. the Democratic coalition (CT Mirror, 11/4/12)
Malloy says everything but Hartford to be declared disaster areas (CT Mirror, 11/3/12)
A post-Sandy odyssey, or, getting from New Haven to New York City (CT Mirror, 11/2 12)
Efforts to desegregate, expand school choice a challenge with looming deficits (CT Mirror, 11/2/12)
New Haven city attorney calls McMahon challenge on ballots ‘political grandstanding’ (CT Mirror, 11/1/12)
Fight likely in Congress over Hurricane Sandy funds (CT Mirror, 11/1/12)
One way or another, CL&P promises power at polls (CT Mirror, 11/1/12)
Lembo  certifies $60M state deficit (CT Mirror, 11/1/12)


Storms and politics make strange bedfellows (CT Mirror, 10/31/12)
Sec of State Merrill upbeat, but 100 polling places remain without power (CT Mirror, 10/31/12)
Malloy waives fares on limited Metro-North access to NYC (CT Mirror, 10/31/12)
Malloy says damage from Sandy — if not power outages — surpasses 2011 storms (CT Mirror, 10/30/12)
Video: Malloy tours devastated neighborhoods (Hartford Courant, 10/30/12)
Malloy says damage from Sandy surpasses 2011 storms (CT Mirror, 10/30/12)
Hurricane Sandy also packed a political punch (CT Mirror, 10/30/12)
Malloy says thousands could be stranded by rising waters (CT Mirror, 10/29/12)
Malloy closes highways, but storm surge is biggest danger (CT Mirror, 10/29/12)
Malloy orders highway closure, evacuations underway, substation in Bridgeport compromised (Hartford Courant, 10/29/12)
Malloy warns storm represents ‘largest threat to human life’ in ‘anyone’s lifetime’ (CT Mirror, 10/28/12)
Obama grants Malloy’s request for emergency aid (CT Mirror, 10/28/12)
Gubernatorial ally to become college system’s interim chief of staff (CT Mirror, 10/26/12)
In Hartford, confusion may produce voter suppression (Hartford Courant, 10/26/12)
Billionaire’s PAC names Maynard as second target (CT Mirror, 10/26/12)
Opinion: In Hartford, confusion my produce voter suppression (Hartford Courant, 10/26/12)
State, utility officials expect response to new storm will top 2011 results (CT Mirror, 10/26/12)
Lawsuits challenging Malloy executive orders dismissed (CT Mirror, 10/26/12)
State, utility officials expect response to new storm will top 2011 results (CT Mirror, 10/26/12)
Races may not be hot, but candidates campaigning to the end (CT Mirror, 10/25/12)
Study: State debt and worker benefits ate into education and social services over two decades (CT Mirror, 10/25/12)
Gov picks Grove to help ‘reboot’ Connecticut (New Haven Independent, 10/25/12)
A billionaire’s super PAC takes aim at General Assembly (CT Mirror, 10/25/12)
College presidents’ pay hikes reinstated by Board of Regents (CT Mirror, 10/25/12)
Higher ed board gives new president same pay — minus expensive perks — as ousted chief (CT Mirror, 10/25/12)
Obama tightens gap with Romney in Conn. fundraising (CT Mirror, 10/24/12)
Commentary: Connecticut smack-down (New York Times, 10/24/12)
Malloy ‘can’t make nay promises’ about town aid in next budget (CT Mirror, 10/23/12)
Departed higher-ed chief gives back $25,000 (Capitol Watch, 10/22/12)
Opinion: What does it take to woo Connecticut’s Latino voters? (Hartford Courant, 10/22/12)
Editorial: Top regent lived high in higher-ed land (Hartford Courant, 10/22/12)
Better off or worse off in CT? A new poll is negative (The Haar Report, 10/22/12)
Editorial: Extra health mandates will cost Connecticut (Hartford Courant, 10/19/12)
Higher-ed chief reaped $100,000+ in compensation above $340,000 salary (Hartford Courant, 10/19/12)
Before tuition and fees increase, minority leader wants public hearing on higher ed fiasco (CT Mirror, 10/19/12)
Video: By any means necessary: McMahon embraces Obama (CT Mirror, 10/19/12)
Staff changes at the governor’s office (CT Mirror, 10/19/12)
Democratic PACs buy another $1.6 million in TV time to attack McMahon (CT Mirror, 10/19/12)
The 9% Bloc: Connecticut’s Anglo candidates reaching out more to Latino voters (CT Mirror, 10/19/12)
Advocates want face-time with feds to protest state’s health care cuts for the poor (CT Mirror, 10/18/12)
WWE applies to Malloy administration for “Next Five” assistance (CT Mirror, 10/18/12)
GOP says growing state budget hole must be recognized now — not after the election (CT Mirror, 10/18/12)
Editorial: Bad time for big raises for Connecticut judges (Hartford Courant, 10/17/12)
In Connecticut, Siena has Obama by 15, Murphy by 2 (CT Mirror, 10/17/12)
Hartford-New Haven on list of top markets for political ads (CT Mirror, 10/17/12)
Opinion: Connecticut shows vital support for schools (Hartford Courant, 10/16/12)
New voters picking Dems over GOP by 2-1 margin (CT Mirror, 10/16/12)
Study: Almost all Medicare beneficiaries in CT would pay more in voucher plan (Hartford Courant, 10/16/12)
Editorial: Forgoing bonus a wise step toward school peace (Hartford Courant, 10/15/12)
Regents may need union permission to suspend three of the illegal raises (CT Mirror, 10/15/12)
Commentary: Tired of higher ed ‘fat cats’ failing faculty, students (Hartford Courant, 10/15/12)
Board of Regents taps former UConn president to repair tarnished image (CT Mirror, 10/12/12)
Editorial: Board of Regents leaders had to go (Hartford Courant, 10/12/12)
State’s top 2 higher education officials resign; Former UConn President Austin steps in (Hartford Courant, 10/12/12)
Embattled Board of Regents chief resigns (CT Mirror, 10/12/12)
Meotti: Second higher education casualty (CT Mirror, 10/12/12)
Top Republican and Democratic legislators demand resignation of higher ed president (Hartford Courant, 10/12/12)
Bipartisan legislative call for resignation of higher education president (CT Mirror, 10/11/12)
Mohegans: Connecticut layoffs won’t hurt plans for Massachusetts casino (Hartford Courant, 10/11/12)
Malloy, Esty pitch energy policy on WNPR (CT Mirror, 10/10/12)
All executive raises in Board of Regents’ system suspended (CT Mirror, 10/10/12)
Regents chief, under pressure from Malloy, suspends raises immediately (Hartford Courant, 10/10/12)
New questions follow an educator’s apology (CT Mirror, 10/10/12)
Higher education official forfeits $49K raise, senator wants all hikes canceled (CT Mirror, 10/9/12)
Higher education chief ‘mistakenly’ ordered 21 executive raises without board approval (CT Mirror, 10/9/12)
Roraback, Malloy administration tangle over Meotti’s raise (CT Mirror, 10/9/12)
Editorial: Higher ed reform shouldn’t mean more raises (Hartford Courant, 10/9/12)
Board of Regents president admits mistake in approving series of raises (Hartford Courant, 10/9/12)
Big stakes loom behind quiet races for the General Assembly (CT Mirror, 10/8/12)
Double-digit raise goes to top higher ed official (CT Mirror, 10/8/12)
New CT. energy strategy focuses on natural gas and efficiency (CT Mirror, 10/5/12)
Editorial: Malloy’s energy plan: Use less of it more wisely (Hartford Courant, 10/5/12)
Commentary: Murphy’s starting to look like underdog (Hartford Courant, 10/5/12)
Businesses size up Malloy energy plan (Hartford Courant, 10/5/12)
Q-poll finds US Senate race still deadlocked (Hartford Courant,10/4/12)
Conn. Republicans run from Romney on Medicare (CT Mirror, 10/4/12)
Severe weather’s effects on infrastructure worry public transit agencies (CT Mirror, 10/3/12)
Malloy on the future of community college presidents (CT Mirror, 10/3/12)
Malloy rules out Obama post (CT Mirror, 10/3/12)
State economy still reeling with layoffs at Aetna, Mohegan Sun, Ricoh (Capitol Watch, 10/3/12)
Video: National medical marijuana group congratulates Connecticut (Capitol Watch, 10/2/12)
‘Next Five’: Charter Communications to move HQ to Stamford (Hartford Courant, 10/2/12)
Marijuana legalization advocates see Connecticut law as national model (CT Mirror, 10/2/12)
Video: State gets funding to move forward with high-speed rail project (Capitol Watch, 10/1/12)
Northbound trains to triple by 2016; high speed (New Haven Independent, 10/1/12)
Malloy announces $121M grant to being work on New Haven-to-Springfield rail line (AP, 10/1/12)


Paul Ryan in Conn; Big bucks, low profile (CT Mirror, 9/30/12)
Opinion: More spending won’t fix schools – choice will (Hartford Courant, 9/28/12)
Responding to commuters, Malloyt and DOT created ‘advisory panel’ for garage (CT Mirror, 9/28/12)
Ryan coming to Connecticut to collect checks, not votes (CT Mirror, 9/28/12)
PPP Poll says Malloy is “One of the most unpopular governors in the country” (Capitol Watch, 9/27/12)
Report: Many nonprofits that help the needy near fiscal cliff (CT Mirror, 9/27/12)
As government funding dwindles, so may public disclosure (CT Mirror, 9/27/12)
Supreme Court gives top ballot line to state GOP (CT Mirror, 9/26/12)
Connecticut absentee voters get blank ballots (Mother Jones, 9/26/12)
Editorial: Slimming down: Changes under Malloy add up (Hartford Courant, 9/26/12)
Malloy touts efficiencies as budget challenges loom (CT Mirror, 9/25/12)
Young voters dominate new registration numbers (CT Mirror, 9/25/12)
Gov. Dannel Malloy raising money for Chris Murphy in race with Linda McMahon (Capitol Watch, 9/24/12)
Communities still feeling the property tax bite, municipal lobby says (CT Mirror, 9/24/12)
Video: Slow start for Murphy’s counter offensive on the women’s vote (CT Mirror, 9/24/12)
Commentary: CT politics: It was crowded under the bus (Hartford Courant, 9/23/12)
A rally celebrates McMahon’s comeback among women (CT Mirror, 9/22/12)
US Census: More CT families and children living below poverty level (CT Mirror, 9/21/12)
US Senate race in Conn. devolves into attacks on personal finances (New York Times, 9/21/12)
Murhpy-McMahon race could shift Senate’s balance of power (CT Mirror, 9/21/12)
After blasts at Murphy, McMahon pays her tax late, too (Hartford Courant, 9/21/12)
Editorial: State primary thriller not over yet (Hartford Courant, 9/20/12)
Malloy seeks modest change in expected pension fund earnings (CT Mirror, 9/20/12)
Confidence gap? UConn/Courant national poll finds expectation of an Obama win (CT Mirror, 9/20/12)
Obama leads by 21 points in blue Connecticut, up by 53-32% (Hartford Courant, 9/20/12)
McMahon says she will pay bankruptcy creditors (CT Mirror, 9/20/12)
McMahon spends million on TV in NYC to reach thousands in CT (CT Mirror, 9/20/12)
State jobless rate records biggest jump since ‘76 (CT Mirror, 9/20/12)
Federal report: Conn. unemployment spikes to 9% (Hartford Courant, 9/20/12)
McMahon to repay creditors from 1970s bankruptcy (Hartford Courant, 9/20/12)
Judge orders new Democratic primary election in deadlocked 5th House district (Hartford Courant,9/19/12)
UConn/Hartford Courant Poll shows McMahon, Murphy in dead heat (Hartford Courant, 9/19/12)
Editorial: Call off the Senate race food fight (Hartford Courant, 9/19/12)
State employee’s health spending growth slows (Hartford Courant, 9/18/12)
Records: McMahons owed nearly $1M in 1976 bankruptcy (The Day, 9/18/12)
Conn. economy: Another round of un-recovery (Hartford Courant, 9/17/12)
Economic picture grim as job losses reappear (CT Mirror, 9/17/12)
Political Geography: In Connecticut, Wall Street community may limit Obama victory(FiveThirtyEight, 9/16/12)
Chris Murphy, a political wunderkind now second-guessed (CT Mirror, 9/15/12)
Missing: Murphy’s state ethics filing for 2006 as state senator (Hartford Courant, 9/14/12)
Murphy refuses to release credit score, loan documents (CT Mirror, 9/14/12)
Senate race becomes a toss-up as McMahon batters Murphy (CT Mirror, 9/13/12)
Lawmakers question practice of using long-term funds to provide short-term cash (CT Mirror, 9/13/12)
Malloy calls his China mission long overdue (CT Mirror, 9/12/12)
GOP, Democrats battle in high court over ballot position (Hartford Courant, 9/12/12)
Big-bucks conservative group makes impromptu entrance (CT Mirror, 9/12/12)
Both sides cite history in election ballot order battle (CT Mirror, 9/12/12)
Malloy brings energy, and energy policy, to China (The Haar Report, 9/12/12)
Video: Murphy changes ad agencies, goes on attack (CT Mirror, 9/12/12)
CT Supreme Court to hear ballot order lawsuit; Does the GOP know it’s a lose? (Scully Communications, 9/11/12)
Flexing financial muscle, McMahon pummels Murphy (Hartford Courant, 9/10/12)
Ethics probe of Murphy a long shot (CT Mirror, 9/10/12)
Connecticut sales tax is competitive with most other states’ (CT Mirror, 9/10/12)
As Malloy heads to China, a world of change since the last governor’s mission (Hartford Courant,9/8/12)
Survey finds manufacturing thriving in CT; other businesses struggle more (CT Mirror, 9/7/12)
Commentary: It doesn’t pay to underestimate manic Malloy (Hartford Courant, 9/7/12)
Commentary: Massachusetts home to politics unusual (Hartford Courant, 9/7/12)
Cathy Malloy apologizes for media critique (CT Mirror, 9/6/12)
State learns price of universal preschool: $264M (CT Mirror, 9/6/12)
Jackson Lab, UConn leaders see a genomic powerhouse in their collaboration at future research facility in Farmington (CT Mirror, 9/6/12)
Malloy is the salesman, Obama the product (CT Mirror, 9/5/12)
Ex-Navy captain, CPA to lead state’s health exchange (CT Mirror, 9/5/12)
Editorial: Home team finds spotlight in Charlotte (Hartford Courant, 9/5/12)
Gov. Malloy’s speech at the Democratic National Convention (CT Mirror, 9/5/12)
At the DNC, a Connecticut Kennedy (CT Mirror, 9/4/12)
Video: Dannel Malloy: RNC was all ‘me, me, me’ (Politico, 9/4/12)
State budget for 2011-12: Give Malloy a B+ (Hartford Courant, 9/4/12)
Comptroller to Malloy: ‘Closely monitor’ spending after $144M deficit (Hartford Courant, 9/4/12)
Rell gives Roraback her first public endorsement since leaving office (CT Mirror, 9/4/12)
Comptroller Lembo says state must rein in spending to avoid another deficit (CT Mirror, 9/4/12)
Malloy, Larson and DeLauro on DNC roster in Charlotte (CT Mirror, 9/3/12)
Malloy using state agencies to develop behind-the-scenes media strategy (Hartford Courant, 9/1/12)


State tax collections up $1.9B in FY 2012 (Hartford Courant, 8/31/12)
Editorial: Ready for Massachusetts casino competition? (Hartford Courant,8/31/12)
Malloy finds UConn economist insightful — and a little depressing (CT Mirror, 8/31/12)
Even off the A-List, state GOP happy in Tampa (CT Mirror, 8/30/12)
Chris Donovan withdraws from 5th District race (Capitol Watch, 8/30/12)
Study questions if Connecticut emerged from recession (CT Mirror, 8/29/12)
Some Connecticut delegates eyeing Malloy’s job (CT Mirror, 8/29/12)
Study finds widening poverty gap in Connecticut (CT Mirror, 8/29/12)
Editorial: Teacher union leader a good pick for Labor Dept (Hartford Courant, 8/29/12)
Connecticut delegation applauds Romney, not platform (CT Mirror, 8/28/12)
A onetime foe joins the Malloy administration (CT Mirror, 8/28/12)
Teachers’ union leader, Sharon Palmer, to be state’s next Labor Commissioner (Capitol Watch, 8/28/12)
CT GOP leader sees red in state’s presidential race, but others unconvinced (Hartford Courant,8/28/12)
Malloy to name Palmer of AFT as labor commissioner (CT Mirror, 8/28/12)
Connecticut home sale prices show biggest decline in nation (CT Mirror, 8/28/12)
Quinnipiac: It’s McMahon by 3, Obama by 7 in Conn. (CT Mirror, 8/28/12)
Commentary: Budget as hangs over New England’s Pentagon pie (Hartford Courant, 8/27/12)
Judge’s ruling could affect millions of public transit users (CT Mirror, 8/27/12)
Gov. Malloy takes small role in presidential race (Hartford Courant, 8/27/12)
Is Connecticut’s debt changing outlook for bonds on Wall Street? (CT Mirror, 8/27/12)
Malloy names 3rd liaison to nonprofits (Hartford Courant, 8/27/12)
Connecticut’s GOP heads to Tampa with high expectations, little status (CT Mirror, 8/24/12)
Malloy blasts Romney/Ryan budget (Capitol Watch, 8/24/12)
State Republicans eager to open convention (Hartford Courant, 8/24/12)
Wall Street agency poses tougher test for state pensions’ health (CT Mirror, 8/24/12)
Will the future of rail travel include Metro-North? (CT Mirror, 8/23/12)
Poll: Obama support in Connecticut stagnant (CT Mirror, 8/23/12)
Sec of State Merrill says August primary turnout drops slightly from 2010 totals (CT Mirror, 8/23/12)
GOP to hold hearing on prison credits without Democratic participation (CT Mirror, 8/22/12)
Malloy tells superintendents it is time to move forward with reforms (Hartford Courant, 8/22/12)
Pressure grows on Donovan to quit (Hartford Courant, 8/21/12)
Study panel fills its plate with major tax questions (CT Mirror, 8/21/12)
Out-of-state gambling options to put squeeze Connecticut’s casinos (Hartford Courant, 8/21/12)
Report: Connecticut companies, CEOs, don’t pay fair share of taxes (CT Mirror, 8/21/12)
Editorial: High-speed rail can wait for better Connecticut service first (Hartford Courant, 8/20/12)
Opinion: School core standards lead to dead end (Hartford Courant, 8/20/12)
Connecticut’s challenge: Retaining scientists while building a bioscience lab (CT Mirror, 8/20/12)
High-speed trains could come to state by 2030 — and keep going (Hartford Courant, 8/19/12)
Commentary: Moderate Republicans face test in Connecticut (Hartford Courant, 8/17/12)
State used primary to pilot new election results reporting system (CT News Junkie, 8/17/12)
Will Chris Donovan play spoiler role in congressional race? (Hartford Courant, 8/17/12)
Editorial: State aid for rich hedge fund helps Connecticut (Hartford Courant, 8/17/12)
CT unemployment rate leaps to 8.5% even as employers add jobs (Hartford Courant, 8/16/12)
Malloy ’skeptical’ of report showing jobless rate rose in July (CT Mirror, 8/16/12)
Bridgewater hedge fund to relocate to Stamford, creating 1,000 new jobs (CT Mirror, 8/16/12)
Malloy’s Greenmail a necessary evil for jobs culture (Hartford Courant, 8/16/12)
Connecticut donors’ campaign money flows toward Romney, Republicans (CT Mirror, 8/15/12)
Malloy offers aid to entice hedge fund to Stamford (CT Mirror, 8/15/12)
Several incumbents fall in legislative primary races (Hartford Courant, 8/15/12)
National parties gear up for hot 5th District race (CT Mirror, 8/15/12)
McMahon v. Murphy: It’s a dead heat! (Capitol Watch, 8/15/12)
Primary vote confirms Murphy-McMahon contest (Hartford Courant, 8/14/12)
State Supreme Court will rule on ballot line between Republicans and Democrats (Capitol Watch, 8/14/12)
On primary eve, SoS Merrill calls GOP ballot suit ‘regrettable distraction’ (CT Mirror, 8/13/12)
Health care advocates remain wary of LIA changes, even as DSS scales back restrictions (CT Mirror, 8/13/12)
Editorial: Name state employees who scammed storm relief program (Hartford Courant, 8/13/12)
Conn. GOP lauds choice of Ryan as VP pick, but Dems view him as a perfect target (New Haven Register, 8/12/12)
Ryan pick brings trouble for Connecticut Republicans (CT Mirror, 8/11/12)
CT Sen. Suzio seeks support against allowing violent felons early release (New Haven Register,8/10/12)
GOP takes the Sec of State to court over ballot order (CT News Junkie, 8/10/12)
State pension funds lose $1.2B (CT News Junkie, 8/10/12)
Malloy: Climate change affecting Long Island Sound (Greenwich Time, 8/10/12)
Editorial: Malloy keeps focus on state jobs (New Haven Register, 8/10/12)
Editorial: Promising too much on public pensions (Hartford Courant, 8/10/12)
State approves rescue plans for four struggling schools (CT Mirror, 8/9/12)
Video: Connecticut officials discuss ways to preserve Long Island Sound (New Haven Register,8/9/12)
Malloy non-committal on resetting RGGI (CT Mirror, 8/9/12)
Connecticut debuts new energy program (New Haven Register, 8/9/12)
No bull, governor promotes tourism (Litchfield County Times, 8/9/12)
GOP goes to court to secure top line on November ballot (CT Mirror, 8/9/12)
GOP files lawsuit over which party gets top line on ballot (Hartford Courant, 8/9/12)
Lawmakers want review of prison sentence-reduction program (CT Mirror, 8/9/12)
Conn. lawmakers green light Medicaid waiver application without vote (New Haven Register,8/7/12)
Malloy gets implied OK to pursue restrictions on health benefits for the poor (CT Mirror, 8/6/12)
Connecticut lawmakers have long to-do list, little time (CT Mirror, 8/6/12)
Video: Obama looks to Connecticut for campaign cash (Hartford Courant, 8/6/12)
Commentary: Lawlor the lawgiver (West Hartford News, 8/5/12)
Opinion: Cracking the campaign contribution code (Hartford Courant, 8/3/12)
Commentary: Aug. 14 Primary: Day of reckoning (Hartford Courant, 8/3/12)
Editorial: Of course Malloy should go to China (Hartford Courant, 8/3/12)
Poll finds Malloy is still unpopular (CT News Junkie, 8/3/12)
New poll places Malloy among the least popular US governors (Patch, 8/3/12)
Dannell Malloy – at the bottom of the totem poll (Republican American, 8/3/12)
Video: Sources – Top Donovan staff lawyer, Laura Jordan, is aide who gave inside information to campaign manager (Hartford Courant,8/3/12)
Malloy going to China (CT Mirror, 8/2/12)
New poll says CT’s Dannel Malloy is ‘One of the most unpopular governors in the country’ (Capitol Watch, 8/2/12)
Malloy, Deloitte join under ‘First Fifteen’ program to create jobs (Patch, 8/2/12)
Opinion: Malloy to take leading role on transportation issues (Norwich Bulletin, 8/2/12)
Gov. Malloy announces funding for affordable housing (Stamford Plus, 8/2/12)
Malloy to attend China economic forum (Greenwich Time, 8/2/12)
Conn. draws first new ‘captive insurance’ business (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/2/12)
State investing $55M to revitalize old buildings, create affordable housing in cities (CT Mirror, 8/2/12)
Taxpayers will pay $20K for Malloy’s trip to China (CT News Junkie, 8/2/12)
Editorial: State officials should stay off picket lines (New Haven Register, 8/2/12)
CT’s Malloy one of most unpopular governors in US, Public Policy Poll reports (New Haven Register,8/2/12)
PPP: Dan Malloy one of the most unpopular governors in the country (PPP, 8/2/12)
Malloy to travel to China (NBC Connecticut, 8/2/12)
Dannel Malloy’s theme song could be ‘On the Road Again,’ and this time it’s China (, 8/2/12)
Editorial: Start the inquiry: How far did Capitol influence-buying reach? (Hartford Courant,8/2/12)
Health-care reform to impact some residents more than others (CT Mirror, 8/2/12)
Task force gets first look at state’s convoluted liquor regulations (CT Mirror, 8/1/12)
Budget challenges put Malloy, urban Democrats at odds (CT Mirror, 8/1/12)
Deloitte adding hundreds of jobs in Conn; now able to receive state grants through business initiative (The Hour, 8/1/12)
Deloitte nabs $16M ‘First Five,’ deal to add CT jobs (Hartford Business Journal, 8/1/12)

JULY 2012

Editorial: Donovan should get out of race (Hartford Courant, 7/31/12)
Federal regulations conflict with state abortion coverage plan (CT Mirror, 7/31/12)
For Danbury, immigrants are key to downtown renaissance (CT Mirror, 7/31/12)
McKinney irks Cafero, Democrats with call for inquiry (CT Mirror, 7/31/12)
McKinney: Democrats should agree to legislative probe of ‘corrosive’ Donovan campaign scandal(Hartford Courant, 7/31/12)
Malloy hints it would be nice to know before Aug. 14 (CT News Junkie, 7/31/12)
Malloy gives nudge to US attorney on Donovan case (CT Mirror, 7/31/12)
Federal judge rules DOMA’s definition of marriage is unconstitutional (Hartford Courant, 7/31/12)
Editorial: Changing dates for primary elections has drawbacks (Hartford Courant, 7/30/12)
Connecticut Republicans’ bid for top ballot billing denied (Patch, 7/29/12)
POLITIFACT: Chris Christie slammed by CT Gov. Dannel Malloy for refusing to fund billions in pensions raged MOSTLY TRUE (Newark Star-Ledger, 7/29/12)
As companies add jobs, public sector stuck in recession (Hartford Courant, 7/28/12)
Commentary: Photo IDs just part of being a voter (Hartford Courant, 7/27/12)
Merrill rebuffs GOP, says Democrats earned top slot on state ballot (CT Mirror, 7/27/12)
Connecticut’s health exchange board determines basic coverage (CT Mirror, 7/27/12)
Opinion: It’s time to reframe the education reform debate (CT News Junkie, 7/27/12)
Former Gov. Rell lends her name, but not her presence, to GOP unity event (Capitol Watch, 7/27/12)
Sec of State rules against Republicans; Democrats will keep top line on election ballots (Capitol Watch, 7/27/12)
FBI making more arrests in Donovan campaign finance case, sources say (Hartford Courant,7/26/12)
Critics pound away as Donovan ducks questions (Hartford Courant, 7/26/12)
GOP wants top line on ballot in November; Malloy won with votes from two parties (Capitol Watch, 7/26/12)
Threat of defense industry cuts already resulting in layoffs (CT Mirror, 7/26/12)
GOP wants top ballot billing this year (CT News Junkie, 7/26/12)
Eight now charged in Donovan campaign finance case (Hartford Courant, 7/26/12)
Editorial: The circle tightens around Speaker Donovan (Hartford Courant, 7/26/12)
Editorial: Leave Connecticut primary date alone (Hartford Courant, 7/26/12)
National Democrats unhappy but publicly mum about Donovan campaign turmoil (CT Mirror, 7/26/12)
Donovan’s former campaign manager, smoke shop owners among 7 indicted by feds (CT Mirror, 7/26/12)
Early, the knock at the door finally comes (CT Mirror, 7/26/12)
Death row inmates press question about new law abolishing executions (Hartford Courant, 7/24/12)
Video: Feds mum on court appearance by Soucy, alleged co-conspirator in campaign scandal(Hartford Courant, 7/24/12)
More state employees accused in food stamp scandal to get jobs back, attorney says (Hartford Courant, 7/24/12)
Time with Obama: $38,500 in Westport, $500 in Stamford (CT Mirror, 7/24/12)
Searching for Republican unity (CT Confidential, 7/24/12)
Proposed cutbacks in health care for poor hang in political limbo (CT Mirror, 7/24/12)
Obama coming to Connecticut for campaign cash (CT Mirror, 7/24/12)
Study says state business climate is relatively rosy (CT Mirror, 7/23/12)
Commentary: Tests aren’t the problem with education — and new one is no solution (Hartford Courant, 7/20/12)
Editorial: Governor unwise to take union side in nursing home strike (Hartford Courant, 7/19/12)
CT unemployment jumps to 8.1% in June; jobs gains modest (Hartford Courant, 7/19/12)
State offers $19M in global HQ deal (CT Mirror, 7/18/12)
A busy season for Democratic primaries (CT Mirror, 7/17/12)
Editorial: Public campaign financing better than tainted cash (Hartford Courant, 7/17/12)
Editorial: Criminal probes hang over 5th District race (Hartford Courant, 7/16/12)
Opinion: Ending state’s health care disparities vital (Hartford Courant, 7/16/12)
Editorial: State should plan rail with airport expansion (Hartford Courant, 7/13/12)
Commentary: Donovan’s sham report missing key information (Hartford Courant, 7/13/12)
Connecticut businesses, lawmakers, keep ties to controversial ALEC (CT Mirror, 7/13/12)
More money: The only way to fix the schools? (CT Mirror, 7/13/12)
Commentary: Malloy steps out onto national stage (Hartford Courant, 7/13/12)
Editorial: Sickening allegations against former Donovan campaign worker (Hartford Courant,7/12/12)
State, Bridgeport wrestle with tough issue: Coal, or no coal? (CT Mirror, 7/12/12)
Malloy inserts himself into labor dispute (CT News Junkie, 7/12/12)
More arrests possible in campaign contribution case (Hartford Courant, 7/12/12)
In crafting state’s health exchange, a balance of price and affordability (Hartford Courant, 7/11/12)
Uncontested legislative races at record low (CT Mirror, 7/11/12)
Malloy to Healthbridge: These tactics are unacceptable (Hartford Courant, 7/11/12)
Commentary: Malloy’s message – go jump in a (tainted) lake (Hartford Courant, 7/11/12)
Malloy pickets with striking nursing home workers (CT Mirror, 7/11/12)
Two state doctors’ networks named to oversee care, cost for Medicare patients (CT Mirror, 7/11/12)
Health exchange panel struggles to balance need vs. cost in ‘benchmark’ plan (CT Mirror, 7/11/12)
Feds indict Braddock, claim conspiracy began last year (CT Mirror, 7/11/12)
Editorial: Falling short in figuring out pensions (Hartford Courant, 7/10/12)
Finance reports identify donors of checks refunded by GOP caucus after campaign scandal broke(Hartford Courant, 7/10/12)
Opinion: State must face true pension liabilities (Hartford Courant, 7/9/12)
GOP contributions revealed in FBI probe on Donovan, fundraising (Capitol Watch, 7/9/12)
After turbulent year, retiring teachers union chief urges regional approach (Hartford Courant,7/9/12)
Malloy gets warm welcome at NAACP convention over abolition of death penalty (CT Mirror, 7/9/12)
Video: Malloy speaks to NAACP convention in Houston about death penalty, voter ID laws (Capitol Watch, 7/9/12)
Editorial: Malloy making good start on cities (Hartford Courant, 7/6/12)
Editorial: Twardy report on Donovan not the last word (Hartford Courant, 7/6/12)
State budget deficit projected at $192M (Hartford Courant, 7/5/12)
Twardy: No evidence Donovan knew of hidden-donor scheme (Hartford Courant, 7/5/12)
Independent investigator finds no evidence Donovan knew of illegal campaign contributions (CT Mirror, 7/5/12)
Connecticut Republicans skipping GOP national convention (CT Mirror, 7/5/12)
State budget deficit projected at $192M for just-completed year; GOP’s Larry Cafero scoffs at numbers (Capitol Watch, 7/3/12)
Editorial: Keeping jobs in state good, luring new ones better (Hartford Courant, 7/3/12)
CT comptroller sees positive signs on state’s fiscal horizon (CT Mirror, 7/2/12)

JUNE 2012

Cash flow battle continues at the Capitol (CT Mirror, 6/29/12)
Malloy, Roraback spar over bond item (CT News Junkie, 6/29/12)
After the ruling, a celebration (CT Mirror, 6/28/12)
State gives $24M to keep company in Connecticut (CT Mirror, 6/28/12)
Advocates say state can’t slow down in pursuit of health care reform (CT Mirror, 6/28/12)
Connecticut businesses concerned about health care ruling’s impact (CT Mirror, 6/28/12)
Court ruling prompts two different visions of Connecticut’s future (CT Mirror, 6/28/12)
Win on mandate is mixed victory for health insurers (CT Mirror, 6/28/12)
Federal officials: Highlights of what reform has done in Connecticut (Hartford Courant, 6/28/12)
Governor announces grants for public housing rehabs (Hartford Courant, 6/27/12)
CT’s legal marijuana: No market until 2013, tight restrictions assured (Hartford Courant, 6/27/12)
State Treasurer Nappier tempers public debate with Malloy over higher education financing (CT Mirror, 6/27/12)
Budget chairwoman threatens to scuttle new restrictions on health care for poor (CT Mirror, 6/26/12)
Malloy rejects state police no-confidence vote in leadership (CT Mirror, 6/26/12)
Malloy, legislature make last stab at campaign reform (CT Mirror, 6/25/12)
Democrats again decline to override their governor (CT News Junkie, 6/22/12)
State retiree health care funds remain in cash pool used to cover operating bills (CT Mirror, 6/22/12)
Four schools selected for likely state intervention (CT Mirror, 6/22/12)
Malloy pledges effort to curb city violence, but offers few details (Hartford Courant, 6/21/12)
Malloy: ‘Focused deterrence’ needed to reduce urban gun violence (Stamford Plus, 6/21/12)
Officials announce urban violence plan (NBC Connecticut, 6/21/12)
Editorial: Connecticut’s a pension basket case (Hartford Courant, 6/21/12)
New program trains sights on gun violence in major cities (CT Mirror, 6/21/12)
FCC won’t investigate complaint involving Rowland (Hartford Courant, 6/21/12)
FuelCell Energy files suit challenging Delaware deal (Hartford Courant, 6/21/12)
CT Health Exchange has a new chief executive (Hartford Courant, 6/21/12)
Teacher evaluations: Proposal mixes standardized tests, unannounced visit and surveys (CT Mirror, 6/21/12)
Malloy touts effort to curb gun violence in cities (Capitol Watch, 6/21/12)
Malloy staffer fires back against Republican criticism over Alexion deal (New Haven Register,6/20/12)
Republican lawmakers call for tax incentive transparency (CT News Junkie, 6/20/12)
State could face big revenue loss if Patient Protection Act is overturned (CT Mirror, 6/20/12)
Commentary: Malloy should stand up for election transparency (CT Mirror, 6/19/12)
Alexion Pharmaceuticals moves global headquarters to New Haven (NBC Connecticut, 6/19/12)
Alexion moving to New Haven, adding up to 300 jobs (Hartford Courant, 6/19/12)
Editorial: A reasoned veto (The Day, 6/19/12)
Editorial: Federal bloodhounds on John Rowland’s trail again (Hartford Courant, 6/19/12)
Report: CT was among nation’s worst at saving for public benefits (CT Mirror, 6/19/12)
Opinion: Malloy’s chance to shape Supreme Court (Hartford Courant, 6/19/12)
Radio silence for Rowland on Wilson-Foley case (CT Mirror, 6/19/12)
Former Gov. Rowland subject of federal probe (Patch, 6/19/12)
Rowland again focus of a criminal grand jury (Hartford Courant, 6/19/12)
Wilson-Foley calls feds’ probe of Rowland a ‘distraction’ (Hartford Courant, 6/19/12)
Connecticut’s governor — a Democrat! — sides with dark money (Mother Jones, 6/18/12)
Reports: Feds investigating Rowland ties to Wilson-Foley campaign (CT Mirror, 6/18/12)
Yale researchers capture the bulk of new CT stem cell grants (CT Mirror, 6/18/12)
Editorial: Consumers needed on Insurance Exchange Board (Hartford Courant, 6/18/12)
Editorial: A legislator shouldn’t serve two masters (Hartford Courant, 6/18/12)
CT05 corruption update: Rowland back in news (Capitol Watch, 6/18/12)
Report: Federal grand jury investigating Rowland’s business dealings and campaign activities(Capitol Watch, 6/18/12)
State intervention: Coming to a school near you? (CT Mirror, 6/15/12)
Common Cause slams Malloy veto of campaign finance bill (CT Mirror, 6/15/12)
In veto message, Malloy says campaign finance disclosure bill goes too far (CT News Junkie, 6/15/12)
Malloy vetoes campaign finance bill (Hartford Courant, 6/15/12)
Gov. Malloy vetoes campaign finance bill (Capitol Watch, 6/15/12)
Unions to protest Rowland ‘amnesia’ at WTIC (CT Mirror, 6/14/12)
Malloy appoints panel to cut red tape in education system (Hartford Courant, 6/14/12)
State’s energy strategy likely to increase fees (CT Mirror, 6/14/12)
With storm-benefit dismissals voided, key legislator looks toward avoiding a next time (Hartford Courant, 6/14/12)
Editorial: Key to state worker rehirings: Fraud or mistake? (Hartford Courant, 6/14/12)
Panels debate the merits of using surveys to judge teachers (CT Mirror, 6/13/12)
Senate OKs 469-page budget bill (Hartford Courant, 6/13/12)
Editorial: Good bills, budget passed in special session (Hartford Courant, 6/13/12)
Arbitrator reinstates 40 state employees in Irene fraud (CT Mirror, 6/13/12)
Legislators go home, and 24 won’t come back (CT Mirror, 6/13/12)
Editorial: Malloy promised transparency (Norwich Bulletin, 6/13/12)
D-SNAP: Many state employees to get jobs back as no fraud found (Capitol Watch, 6/13/12)
State links loan to Bridgeport to more state oversight (CT Mirror, 6/12/12)
Special session on budget explodes into dozens of topics (CT Mirror, 6/12/12)
Editorial: Sneaky, last-minute bills clutter special session (Hartford Courant, 6/12/12)
CT Dems back away from disclosure law exception (Hartford Courant, 6/12/12)
State unemployment rate falls, but jobs still lagging (Hartford Courant, 6/11/12)
Special session Tuesday expected to be a marathon (Hartford Courant, 6/11/12)
Opinion: Referendum option would help balance state’s political power (Hartford Courant, 6/11/12)
Editorial: Revenue shortfall shows Malloy’s hopes too rosy (Hartford Courant, 6/11/12)
The cost of lobbying education reform: Millions (CT Mirror, 6/8/12)
Malloy, leaders close to setting scope of special session (CT Mirror, 6/8/12)
Abortion to be considered essential health benefit (CT Mirror, 6/8/12)
Malloy says Congress ‘crazy’ for failing to approve transportation bill (CT Mirror, 6/8/12)
Third alleged co-conspirator identified in Donovan campaign probe (Hartford Courant, 6/7/12)
Party chairs see investigation dogging Donovan for months (Capitol Watch, 6/7/12)
Malloy vetoes bills on delaying property revaluations, reducing polling places (Capitol Watch, 6/7/12)
Exit of hedge fund billionaire for Florida raises question: Who’s next? (Hartford Courant, 6/7/12)
State expands charter enrollment, but still far behind (CT Mirror, 6/6/12)
Donovan holds Hartford rally, denies campaign contributions influenced legislation (Hartford Courant, 6/6/12)
Cash flow report sparks fears state may need to borrow to pay bills on time (CT Mirror, 6/6/12)
Malloy defends Donovan’s response to investigation (CT Mirror, 6/4/12)
Ten school districts selected to run pilots of teacher evaluation system (Hartford Courant, 6/4/12)
Democrats return $2500 donation (Hartford Courant, 6/4/12)
Donovan: ‘No one bought…my position or my influence’ (CT Mirror, 6/3/12)
Union removes officer implicated in illegal contributions (CT Mirror, 6/2/12)
House GOP returns suspected FBI sting money (CT Mirror, 6/1/12)
GOP senate leader calls on Donovan to step down (CT Mirror, 6/1/12)
Roberti toughens response to Donovan campaign scandal (CT Mirror, 6/1/12)
Agreement reached on how to grade the teacher (CT Mirror, 6/1/12)
Donovan to step back from House Speaker’s duties amid campaign finance director’s arrest (Hartford Courant, 6/1/12)
Gov. Malloy signs medical marijuana law (Hartford Courant, 6/1/12)
Malloy to colleges: No more semesters of remediation (CT Mirror, 6/1/12)
Donovan to temporarily relinquish role as speaker (CT Mirror, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012

FBI arrests Chris Donovan’s congressional fundraiser (CT Mirror, 5/31/12)
Malloy, others press Donovan for answers (CT Mirror, 5/31/12)
Leader to address ‘dysfunction’ on energy committee (CT Mirror, 5/30/12)
Republicans expect Rowland flap to resurface in congressional race (Hartford Courant, 5/30/12)
State wins waiver to No Child Left Behind law (CT Mirror, 5/29/12)
A federal boost for Connecticut’s education reforms (CT Mirror, 5/29/12)
Malloy announces 5 small business express grants (AP, 5/25/12)
Commentary: School reform misses interdistrict opportunities (Hartford Courant, 5/25/12)
Commentary: Commissioner: What education reform means (Hartford Courant, 5/25/12)
Editorial: State police OT dilemma: High price of protecting governor (Hartford Courant, 5/24/12)
Report: Aging workforce threatens state’s economic recovery (CT Mirror, 5/24/12)
Food stamp fraud issue escalates (Hartford Courant, 5/24/12)
When economic news doesn’t fit the upbeat narrative (CT Mirror, 5/24/12)
UConn criticizes state economic policy, and the state fights back (Hartford Courant, 5/24/12)
Connecticut lawmakers suspend millions of dollars in import duties for local companies (CT Mirror, 5/23/12)
Opinion: Malloy right to veto changes to charter revision policy (Norwich Bulletin, 5/23/12)
Meetings creating teacher evaluations will be public (CT Mirror, 5/23/12)
Editorial: State police should skip no-confidence vote (Hartford Courant, 5/23/12)
Seniors wait for home care while their applications linger in ‘black hole’ (CT Mirror, 5/22/12)
GOP endorses McMahon over Shays by nearly 2-to-1 margin (CT Mirror, 5/18/12)
Malloy backs savings jobs bill killed in House-Senate fight (CT Mirror, 5/16/12)
Commentary: New marijuana measure is a model for the nation (CT Mirror, 5/15/12)
Legislative session doesn’t clear up uncertain fiscal outlook (CT Mirror, 5/11/12)
Video: Malloy: ‘Meaningful education reform’ achieved (Hartford Courant, 5/8/12)
Despite governor’s pledge, GAAP conversion sacrificed to deficit (CT Mirror, 5/8/12)
House passes budget that closes $200M deficit (CT Mirror, 5/8/12)
Governor, legislative leaders agree on education reforms (CT Mirror, 5/8/12)
Cuts, borrowing proposed to close budget gap (CT Mirror, 5/7/12)
House approves Democratic budget early Tuesday morning (Capitol Watch, 5/7/12)
Senate trying to vote on education compromise (CT Mirror, 5/7/12)
Senate gives final approval to Election Day registration (CT Mirror, 5/5/12)
Rank-and-file Democrats balk at campaign finance bill (CT Mirror, 5/5/12)
Special session for education reform? (CT Mirror, 5/4/12)
Federal opinion undermines state’s heath-pool concept (CT Mirror, 5/4/12)
Commentary: Legislative crunch time: Grand plans yield to personal politics (Hartford Courant,5/4/12)
Senate sends project labor agreement bill to the House (CT Mirror, 5/3/12)
Senate blocks effort to remove judges’ pay from political debates (CT Mirror, 5/3/12)
Labor proposal passes Senate, heads for Malloy’s signature (CT Mirror, 5/3/12)
Minority legislators back Malloy — to a point (CT Mirror, 5/3/12)
Is state stuck with No Child Left Behind if Malloy fails? (CT Mirror, 5/2/12)
New budget figures make agreement on Medicaid changes likely (CT Mirror, 5/2/12)
Governor’s initiatives not immune as deficits loom larger (CT Mirror, 5/2/12)
Commentary: Malloy plan collapsing, along with Connecticut (Journal Inquirer, 5/2/12)
Medical marijuana: How would law work? (Hartford Courant, 5/1/12)
Senate Democrats blocking minimum wage increase (CT Mirror, 5/1/12)
A misinformed Senate fears a minimal minimum wage hike (Hartford Courant, 5/1/12)
Editorial: Legislature’s biggest job left undone (The Day, 5/1/12)
GOP: Malloy’s deficit fix won’t play on Wall Street (CT Mirror, 5/1/12)
Lembo makes it official: Malloy must issue emergency budget plan (CT Mirror, 5/1/12)
Senate gives final approval to Sunday liquor sales (CT Mirror, 5/1/12)

APRIL 2012

Union tries to rally support for study on state-run retirement savings plan (CT Mirror, 4/30/12)
Commentary: Connecticut’s death penalty message (The Cap Times, 4/30/12)
CT House passes controversial same-day voter registration (Hartford Courant, 4/30/12)
Tax revenues plunge; state budget deficit balloons (Hartford Courant, 4/30/12)
House Speaker Donovan: No special session for education reform (Capitol Watch, 4/30/12)
Malloy will meet with Ireland’s president in NYC (Capitol Watch, 4/30/12)
Teachers union leader says Malloy’s collective-bargaining proposal could jeopardize ‘No Child’ waiver (Hartford Courant, 4/30/12)
Malloy would use state’s credit card payments to cover operating deficit (CT Mirror, 4/30/12)
Commentary: Little Connecticut’s big message on the death penalty (Washington Post, 4/29/12)
Education reforms turn on politics, policy and labor law (CT Mirror, 4/27/12)
Proposed aid for left-leaning center sparks bond dispute (CT Mirror, 4/27/12)
Opinion: Rowland dances again on edge of darkness (Hartford Courant, 4/27/12)
If it’s an election year, then SB1 is about jobs (CT Mirror, 4/27/12)
Quinnipiac Poll: CT residents dour on economy, more upbeat on own finances (Hartford Courant,4/27/12)
Democrats protect union rights in education revisions (CT Mirror, 4/26/12)
Editorial: Rowland revelations cast doubt on Wilson-Foley campaign (Register Citizen, 4/26/12)
Senate supports controversial New Britain-to-Hartford busway (Capitol Watch, 4/26/12)
House to vote today on increasing minimum wage (CT Mirror, 4/26/12)
Education reform: A role for school choice? (CT Mirror, 4/26/12)
Editorial: Rowland shouldn’t mix politics, business (Hartford Courant, 4/26/12)
House raises minimum wage, presses Senate (CT Mirror, 4/26/12)
CT House passes Sunday liquor sales (CT Mirror, 4/26/12)
Busway plan survives Senate Republicans’ effort to de-fund project (Hartford Courant, 4/26/12)
New Democratic Super PAC being created in Connecticut (Capitol Watch, 4/26/12)
Scaled-back minimum wage increase clears CT House (Hartford Courant, 4/26/12)
Without fanfare, Malloy signs bill abolishing death penalty (Capitol Watch, 4/25/12)
Malloy’s staff reviewing education reform revisions (Hartford Courant, 4/25/12)
Malloy provides some relief to small town leaders (CT Mirror, 4/25/12)
Q-Poll: Voters back minimum-wage increase (CT Mirror, 4/25/12)
CT House approves legalization of medical marijuana (Hartford Courant, 4/25/12)
House approves plan to expand exchange board (CT Mirror, 4/25/12)
Opinion: Malloy plan devalued vital teaching standard (Hartford Courant, 4/25/12)
Clark to file FEC complaint about Rowland’s role in 5th CD (CT Mirror, 4/25/12)
Malloy struggling to keep some portion of GAAP pledge (CT Mirror, 4/25/12)
Unemployment benefits to shrink in Connecticut (CT Mirror, 4/24/12)
Hartford crowd warms to Malloy’s education plan (CT Mirror, 4/24/12)
Opinion: The right path on voter rights (CT Post, 4/24/12)
Top Dems join rally against Malloy’s education plan (CT Mirror, 4/24/12)
The small, small world of John Rowland (CT Mirror, 4/24/12)
House approves controversial collective bargaining proposal (CT Mirror, 4/20/12)
Faltering income tax widens deficit, threatens Malloy’s budget for coming year (CT Mirror, 4/20/12)
Finance panel sends medical marijuana bill to the House (CT Mirror, 4/20/12)
Editorial: New York City commuter tax should stay dead (Hartford Courant, 4/20/12)
Education reform: Malloy offers compromise on tenure (CT Mirror, 4/20/12)
They’re baaaack: PCA, daycare collective bargaining bills resurface (CT Mirror, 4/20/12)
State areas cites in national report linking student achievement gap, housing inequality (CT Mirror, 4/19/12)
Unemployment rate drops but state still loses jobs (CT Mirror, 4/19/12)
State on pace to close another prison next fiscal year (CT Mirror, 4/19/12)
State unemployment falls to 7.7% (Hartford Courant, 4/19/12)
State jobs picture brightens, but some residents still gloomy (Hartford Courant, 4/19/12)
Editorial: Malloy should stand ground on school reforms (Hartford Courant, 4/18/12)
Crunch time for Donovan and the minimum wage (CT Mirror, 4/18/12)
Senate approves rare Constitutional Amendment to allow no-excuses absentee balloting (Hartford Courant, 4/18/12)
Mere talk of NYC commuter tax gives Conn. a headache (Hartford Courant, 4/17/12)
State gets high marks for testing effectiveness of its business tax credits (CT Mirror, 4/17/12)
Opinion: Teachers union battles powerful interests (Hartford Courant, 4/16/12)
Governor plays hardball with defiant fuel-tank board (CT Mirror, 4/16/12)
As Legislature moves into busy time, panel OKs 2 controversial bills (Hartford Courant, 4/16/12)
New Connecticut Ed Association ad blasts mad scientist Malloy (CT Confidential, 4/13/12)
Malloy on Maddow on the death penalty (CT Confidential, 4/13/12)
Budget panel endorses minimum wage hike (CT Mirror, 4/13/12)
New union advertisement attacks Malloy, complicate chances of agreement (CT Mirror, 4/13/12)
Commentary: School choice: Grappling with the parameters of education reform (Hartford Courant,4/13/12)
‘Buffett Rule’ would have major impact in Connecticut (CT Mirror, 4/13/12)
New union advertisement attacks Malloy, complicate chances of agreement (CT Mirror, 4/13/12)
Opinion: Death penalty repeal — A cause for prayer (Hartford Courant, 4/13/12)
House votes to repeal death penalty (Hartford Courant, 4/12/12)
Wariness surrounds the death penalty, even after repeal (CT Mirror, 4/12/12)
Editorial: Death penalty – Half-step toward repeal (Hartford Courant, 4/12/12)
Commentary: New Britain reflects school reform woes (Hartford Courant, 4/12/12)
New funding for districts held hostage by larger debate over education reform (CT Mirror, 4/12/12)
On MSNBC, Malloy embraces and minimizes stand on death penalty (CT Mirror, 4/12/12)
Longtime death penalty foe savors historic House repeal debate (CT Mirror, 4/11/12)
With House vote, Malloy to sign death penalty repeal (CT Mirror, 4/11/12)
House begins debate on death penalty repeal (Hartford Courant, 4/11/12)
Connecticut’s income is high, but its taxes are average (CT Mirror, 4/9/12)
In rejecting the death penalty, one senator is a catalyst (CT Mirror, 4/9/12)
Opinion: What’s Massachusetts got on Connecticut? (Hartford Courant, 4/7/12)
Lawmakers use budget plan to protest insufficient conservation funds (CT Mirror, 4/6/12)
Connecticut’s Senate rejects a rarely used death penalty (CT Mirror, 4/5/12)
What you missed during the death penalty debate (CT Mirror, 4/5/12)
Editorial: Death penalty repeal is half-baked (Hartford Courant, 4/5/12)
Death penalty repeal clears biggest hurdle; Senate passes bill, 20-16 (Hartford Courant, 4/5/12)
State Board criticizes revised education reform bill (CT Mirror, 4/4/12)
Amendment to open election rules advances, but won’t reach the ballot this fall (CT Mirror, 4/4/12)
House passes Constitutional Amendment to make absentee ballot voting easier (Capitol Watch, 4/4/12)
Death penalty repeal scheduled for Senate vote today (Hartford Courant, 4/4/12)
After big increase last year, Finance panel steers clear of taxes for now (CT Mirror, 4/3/12)
After a last count, death penalty vote is on for Wednesday (CT Mirror, 4/3/12)
Malloy not a big booster of gas tax bill (CT Mirror, 4/3/12)
Opinion: Teachers, schools do best on a pedestal (Hartford Courant, 4/3/12)
Economists permit governor a small bow over jobs (CT Mirror, 4/2/12)
CT Comptroller says April revenue forecast could determine fate of growing budget deficit (CT Mirror, 4/2/12)
Opinion: When we can’t kill those who deserve to die (Hartford Courant, 4/1/12)
Commentary: Life sentence guards against fatal mistakes (Hartford Courant, 4/1/12)
Commentary: When we can’t kill those who deserve to die (Hartford Courant, 4/1/12)

MARCH 2012

Malloy to sign gas tax circuit breaker next week (CT Mirror, 3/30/12)
A teachers’ union and its message (CT Mirror, 3/30/12)
Editorial: The gas tax cap is stupid (Hartford Courant, 3/30/12)
Democrats restore funding for arts, college scholarships (Hartford Courant, 3/29/12)
Is Supreme Court tosses mandate, Malloy may pick it up (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
Home care workers form first CT union under SEIU (Hartford Courant, 3/29/12)
To Conn. lawmakers’ dismay, Congress approves transportation bill (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
Editorial: Teachers unions had insider access on education bill (Hartford Courant, 3/29/12)
Governor’s controversial campaign finance fix rejected (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
Editorial: Education debate isn’t over (The Day, 3/29/12)
Will Democrats pay a price for crossing Malloy? (Journal Inquirer, 3/29/12)
Appropriations panel reverses health cuts, transit fare hikes (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
Home care workers vote to unionize (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
GOP says it can cut budget and still offer modest tax relief (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
Malloy’s education plans take hit in revised budget (CT Mirror, 3/29/12)
Malloy to legislators: No waiting on education reform (CT Mirror, 3/28/12)
Legislature adopts ‘circuit breaker’ on gas tax (CT Mirror, 3/28/12)
Spending cap, deficit projections, limit options for budget (CT Mirror, 3/28/12)
Spending cap, deficit projection, limit options for budget (CT Mirror, 3/28/12)
Editorial: Lawmakers’ stinting charter schools is a loss for children (Hartford Courant, 3/28/12)
Malloy will ask lawmakers to make emergency cuts if deficit lingers into May (CT Mirror, 3/27/12)
Governor reacts diplomatically to education vote (CT Mirror, 3/27/12)
Editorial: Malloy proposal would open campaign finance floodgates (Hartford Courant, 3/27/12)
Union workers protest GOP proposal to privatize certain services in Bristol (Hartford Courant,3/27/12)
Malloy not backing down on education reform (Hartford Courant, 3/27/12)
Editorial: Don’t mix public financing, corporate cash (The Day, 3/27/12)
Opinion: Don’t change financing law (Norwich Bulletin, 3/27/12)
Do Connecticut Republicans want to be competitive again? (Journal Inquirer, 3/26/12)
Editorial: Grandstanding on Connecticut gas tax cap (Hartford Courant, 3/26/12)
Advocates: Malloy plan ‘betrays spirit’ of reforms (CT Mirror, 3/26/12)
Editorial: Lawmakers cave to unions on school reform (Hartford Courant, 3/26/12)
Leaked CEA memo shows union feeling cornered (Hartford Courant, 3/25/12)
State wins key court battle to collect sales taxes (CT Mirror, 3/23/12)
Editorial: Mayors – Small investment, big payoff on education reform (CT News Junkie, 3/23/12)
All aboard! Connecticut school reforms follow other states (CT Mirror, 3/23/12)
Opinion: Malloy would reward judges, punish teachers (Hartford Courant, 3/23/12)
Malloy’s reform: Allow public financing, corporate cash (CT Mirror, 3/23/12)
Opinion: We can’t allow myths to block people from voting (Hartford Courant, 3/23/12)
This time, teachers don’t boo Malloy (New Haven Independent, 3/23/12)
Opinion: State could help blunt looming retirement crisis (Hartford Courant, 3/22/12)
Commentary: Not far enough – State must grade schools and offer choice (Hartford Courant,3/22/12)
CT GOP scuttles new disclosure rules for delegates (CT Post, 3/22/12)
Editorial: Malloy vs. teachers – He’s right on education reform (Hartford Courant, 3/22/12)
Critics filing legal challenges to Malloy executive orders (CT Mirror, 3/22/12)
Two GOP state legislators file lawsuit against Gov. Malloy over right to unionize (Capitol Watch, 3/22/12)
Democrats’ gas tax pledge leaves them in a tight fiscal mess (CT Mirror, 3/21/12)
Malloy clarifies the ‘only thing you have to do is show up’ comment about teachers (CT Mirror, 3/21/12)
Commentary: Connecticut leading the way on voting rights (CT Mirror, 3/21/12)
The Hartford will break apart, raising questions about jobs (Hartford Courant, 3/21/12)
A small step on gas prices (CT Post, 3/21/12)
Q Poll finds broad support for medical marijuana, Sunday alcohol sales, opposition to death penalty repeal(Capitol Watch, 3/21/12)
Committee approves controversial same-day voter registration (Capitol Watch, 3/21/12)
Tenure reform supported in Quinnipiac poll (CT Mirror, 3/21/12)
Will Malloy declare victory on liquor, or fight? (CT Mirror, 3/20/12)
Revenues shrinking, but Malloy still projects a surplus (CT Mirror, 3/20/12)
Controversial unionization bills fail to clear committee (CT Mirror, 3/20/12)
Malloy having trouble getting past the teacher tenure issue (CT Mirror, 3/20/12)
Democrats pledge fuel tax relief, but only for one year (CT Mirror, 3/19/12)
CT health insurers say end of health mandate is end of reform (CT Mirror, 3/19/12)
Without federal law, some pieces of health reform could continue in CT (CT Mirror, 3/19/12)
Casinos weigh on host towns (Cape Cod Times, 3/18/12)
Commentary: Demoralizing teachers won’t fix schools (Hartford Courant, 3/18/12)
Commentary: Poverty’s the problem — not teachers (Hartford Courant, 3/18/12)
Commentary: Teachers’ anger distorts goals, provisions of education reform (Hartford Courant,3/16/12)
Watchdogs worried clean elections fund could run dry in next race for governor (CT Mirror, 3/16/12)
Sophomore jinx for hard-charging CT, NY governors? (CT Mirror, 3/16/12)
State employee health plan now open to municipalities (CT Mirror, 3/15/12)
Legislative committee backs minimum-wage bill (Hartford Courant, 3/15/12)
In Windham, Malloy hears praise, sharp criticism for education reform plan (Hartford Courant,3/15/12)
Editorial: Pass state bills to boost voter turnout (The Day, 3/15/12)
With $2.3 billion in debt, is Foxwoods too big to fail? (CT Mirror, 3/15/12)
Tom Foley reiterates his intention to run for governor in 2014 (Capitol Watch, 3/14/12)
A center of collaboration on education reform rejects Malloy (CT Mirror, 3/14/12)
A senator struggles for an answer on capital punishment (CT Mirror, 3/14/12)
Editorial: Root out entitlement culture in state workforce (Hartford Courant, 3/13/12)
Malloy administration: Basic health program ‘premature’ (CT Mirror, 3/13/12)
Malloy confident election bill will prevail (Capitol Watch, 3/13/12)
Irene fraud costs 42 state employees their jobs (CT Mirror, 3/12/12)
27 state employees fired in food stamp fraud (Hartford Courant, 3/12/12)
Showdown on citizen environmental action statute (CT Mirror, 3/9/12)
State’s recovery picks up speed, but still has years to go (CT Mirror, 3/9/12)
Two approaches to preschool access (CT Mirror, 3/9/12)
Can early education help close the achievement gap? (CT Mirror, 3/8/12)
A night of trying to separate fact, fiction on education (CT Mirror, 3/8/12)
Opinion: We must raise Connecticut’s gas tax to fix roads, bridges (Hartford Courant, 3/8/12)
Partisan battle lines drawn over spending cap debate (CT Mirror, 3/8/12)
Comptroller’s report lacks overdue analysis of concessions savings (CT Mirror, 3/7/12)
Should state government offer a retirement plan for private citizens? (CT Mirror, 3/7/12)
Opinion: Malloy cuts to student grants shortsighted (Hartford Courant, 3/7/12)
Malloy is selling, but teachers aren’t buying (CT Mirror, 3/6/12)
As teacher layoffs go out, seniority will remain primary factor for most districts (CT Mirror, 3/6/12)
With Simmons as chair, Yankee Institute about to sue Malloy (CT Mirror, 3/6/12)
Editorial: Spouse’s vote casts shadow on Malloy insider (Hartford Courant, 3/6/12)
Are charter schools cherry-picking their students? (CT Mirror, 3/5/12)
Opinion: State runs roughshod over poor school district (Hartford Courant, 3/4/12)
Opinion: Legislation is scheme to take over coastal property (New Haven Register, 3/4/12)
Opinion: Malloy uses extra day to collect two scalps (Hartford Courant, 3/4/12)
Opinion: No substitute for ‘Grade A’ teachers (Hartford Courant, 3/4/12)
Opinion: State usurped voters in Bridgeport school case (Hartford Courant, 3/4/12)
A debate over ballot access in Connecticut (CT Mirror, 3/2/12)
State Treasurer says GOP cash-flow warnings ‘misleading’ (CT Mirror, 3/2/12)
Showdown on election bills at the Capitol this morning (Capitol Watch, 3/2/12)
A debate over ballot access in Connecticut (CT Mirror, 3/2/12)
Lawmakers huddle on court’s Bridgeport ruling (Hartford Courant, 3/1/12)
Malloy feeds on confrontation at education forum (CT Mirror, 3/1/12)
Red v. Black: Comptroller Lembo’s bottom line a different color than the governor’s (CT Mirror, 3/1/12)
Editorial: Governor should reject bad bill on public employees’ addresses (Hartford Courant,3/1/12)


Lawmakers weigh Bridgeport mayor’s request for help bypassing court ruling (Hartford Courant,2/29/12)
State to re-evaluate ‘First Five’ status of TicketNetwork after CEO’s arrest (Hartford Courant,2/29/12)
Editorial: Reconsider state aid to TicketNetwork (The Day, 2/29/12)
Editorial: Death penalty – Repeal of barbaric law should not be compromised (Danbury News-Times,2/29/12)
State environmental official forced to resign over menacing phone call (Hartford Courant, 2/29/12)
Commentary: Menacing message points back to DEEP official (Hartford Courant, 2/28/12)
Malloy offers plan to shield judges’ salaries from political debates (CT Mirror, 2/28/12)
Huge battle at state Capitol in public hearing over Sunday alcohol sales (Hartford Courant, 2/28/12)
Malloy stirs up feds with immigration policy (CT Mirror, 2/28/12)
Malloy plans forums on education — and messaging (CT Mirror, 2/28/12)
Malloy, Donovan, Williams circle on minimum wage (CT Mirror, 2/28/12)
Minimum wage hearing: Painful economy is common theme (Hartford Courant, 2/28/12)
CT Supreme Court rules Bridgeport school takeover broke the law (Hartford Courant, 2/28/12)
Obama tells Malloy, other governors, to stop cutting school money (CT Mirror, 2/27/12)
To keep education focus, Malloy compromises on liquor (CT Mirror, 2/27/12)
Commentary: Governor’s guys are awfully touchy (Hartford Courant, 2/26/12)
Commentary: Can’t blame teacher tenure for failing schools (Hartford Courant, 2/26/12)
Opinion: Unions act in teachers’ interests — not students (Hartford Courant, 2/26/12)
Commentary: Could Malloy believe in more than feeding? (Journal Inquirer, 2/25/12)
Warnings escalate over funding for Clean Elections (CT Mirror, 2/24/12)
Malloy at the White House – A surrogate is born? (CT Mirror, 2/24/12)
Editorial: Tenure reform, better teaching key to better schools (Hartford Courant, 2/24/12)
Working families squeezed by housing costs in state (CT Mirror, 2/24/12)
CT House approves solid waste bill; GOP blasts process (Hartford Courant, 2/23/12)
House passes Medicare fix, FOI changes (Hartford Courant, 2/23/12)
House confirms nomination of lawyer in gay marriage case (CT Mirror, 2/23/12)
Audio: Where We Live: Governor Malloy on education (WNPR, 2/23/12)
A judicial confirmation hearing goes off script (CT Mirror, 2/22/12)
Towns hear two different tales on state’s finances, economy (CT Mirror, 2/22/12)
Opinion: Shrinking state support thrusts bigger burden onto UConn students (Hartford Courant,2/22/12)
Regionalizing schools: A carrot or a stick? (CT Mirror, 2/22/12)
Two different takes on state’s finances, economy (CT Mirror, 2/22/12)
Teacher union leader: Malloy’s plans for low-achieving schools returns state to the ‘dark ages of labor history’(CT Mirror, 2/22/12)
Teachers unions say ‘no’ to Malloy’s tenure plan (CT Mirror, 2/21/12)
Editorial: Don’t cheer RI toll defeat — we both need the money (Hartford Courant, 2/21/12)
New AG raises his profile with mortgage deal (CT Mirror, 2/21/12)
Are Malloy’s plans for education reform legal? (CT Mirror, 2/21/12)
Charter students journey to the Capitol to thank Malloy (CT Mirror, 2/21/12)
Teachers are focus of marathon legislative hearing (Hartford Courant, 2/21/12)
Commentary: Beware the myths muddying the debate on education reform (Hartford Courant,2/21/12)
Malloy targets scholarship money going to students at private colleges (Hartford Courant, 2/21/12)
Students, administrators fighting Malloy’s college scholarship cuts (Capitol Watch, 2/21/12)
Opinion: Public records not always as open as they should be (Hartford Courant, 2/21/12)
Commentary: Sins of predecessors are blank checks for Malloy (Journal Inquirer, 2/20/12)
Attorney General can take a bow for mortgage settlement (Hartford Courant, 2/20/12)
After years of debate, health care pooling ready to become reality — for some (CT Mirror, 2/20/12)
Shoreline task force members named (CT Mirror, 2/19/12)
Opinion: Higher minimum wage good for workers, economy (Hartford Courant, 2/19/12)
Legislators question proposed budget (Capitol Watch, 2/17/12)
State projects could play key role in accelerating economic recovery in 2012 (CT Mirror, 2/17/12)
A GOP legislative agenda that looks to the campaign (CT Mirror, 2/16/12)
In sudden switch, Malloy guarantees 80% funding for arts instead of zero (Capitol Watch, 2/16/12)
Retirement panel approves Malloy’s pension fix (CT Mirror, 2/16/12)
Elections watchdogs fear they lack resources to monitor public campaign grants (CT Mirror, 2/16/12)
Administration backs off arts funding change (CT Mirror, 2/16/12)
Lawmakers consider opening college courses to everyone (CT Mirror, 2/16/12)
Five small businesses gain state aid under jobs program (Hartford Courant, 2/16/12)
Malloy cutting more than $11M in arts funding (Hartford Courant, 2/15/12)
Up next: Shared sacrifice for retired teachers (CT Mirror, 2/15/12)
On Foxwoods’ 20th, Malloy declares the casinos a partner (CT Mirror, 2/15/12)
Malloy calls for cutting more than $11M from arts (Capitol Watch, 2/15/12)
Arts funding drama takes center stage (CT Mirror, 2/15/12)
No love on Valentine’s Day between Malloy, Norwalk Mayor Cafero (CT Mirror, 2/14/12)
State tax credit for the working poor in heavy demand (CT Mirror, 2/13/12)
Editorial: Poverty agency warrants a hard look (Hartford Courant, 2/13/12)
Malloy talks of surpluses while his new budget aims for a deficit (CT Mirror, 2/13/12)
Editorial: Malloy should take stock before spending more (Hartford Courant, 2/12/12)
Opinion: Teachers are scapegoats in Malloy’s school reform (Hartford Courant, 2/12/12)
Commentary: Despite rosy talk, budget is full of holes (Hartford Courant, 2/12/12)
Opinion: Malloy toasts himself — We can drink to that (Hartford Courant, 2/12/12)
Opinion: Malloy wishes clouds away (Hartford Courant, 2/12/12)
Court approves US House map — and map maker’s fee (CT Mirror, 2/10/12)
Malloy budget chief defends spending plan for education reform (The Day, 2/10/12)
Malloy wants to end 1,248 state trooper minimum (Hartford Courant, 2/10/12)
Malloy follows Christie taking on Connecticut teacher tenure (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/9/12)
Editorial: Fiscal honesty key to governor’s vision (The Day, 2/9/12)
Malloy: ‘We’re ready to change’ (The Day, 2/9/12)
Malloy takes his education reforms on the road (CT Mirror, 2/9/12)
Education reform: Focus turns to improving principals (CT Mirror, 2/9/12)
Arts and culture will have to compete for state financial support (The Day, 2/9/12)
Malloy plots new spending on pensions, schools (Wall Street Journal, 2/8/12)
Malloy proposes $50 million increase in ECS funding (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Unions unsettled by Malloy’s call for tenure reform (Hartford Courant, 2/8/12)
A high-finance guru takes on a high-risk job for Malloy (Hartford Courant, 2/8/12)
Tackling tenure worth the fight, though even larger battle looms (Hartford Courant, 2/8/12)
Red ink, spending cap threaten new budget one year down the road (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Malloy targets tenure (Governor’s Journal, 2/8/12)
State Legislature: 2012 session opens with education, pension reforms (Hartford Courant, 2/8/12)
Malloy exhausts fiscal cushion for education, pensions (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Malloy: Teacher tenure will have to be earned, and re-earned (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Text of Governor Malloy’s State of the State (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Budget winners and losers, health care reform (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Malloy to add funds to private human service providers, nursing home ‘right-sizing’ (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Malloy expected to address the most controversial education reform — tenure (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
State of the State: A governor striving to be a reformer (CT Mirror, 2/8/12)
Running Connecticut like a mayor, not a king (New York Times, 2/7/12)
Malloy turnaround plan for lowest-performing schools could hinge on union approval (CT Mirror, 2/7/12)
Malloy likely to keep plenty of state jobs vacant (CT Mirror, 2/7/12)
Yankee Poll finds Malloy’s job approval rating climbing (Capitol Watch, 2/7/12)
Malloy wants to eliminate 25 boards, commissions (Hartford Courant, 2/7/12)
To open new session, Malloy in message — as usual (CT Mirror, 2/7/12)
Malloy calls for new charter schools, with some new rules (CT Mirror, 2/7/12)
Spared from cuts last year, town leaders hope to do better (CT Mirror, 2/6/12)
Is next state tax debate nearer than expected? (CT Mirror, 2/6/12)
New shoreline task force to explore post-Irene issues (CT Mirror, 2/6/12)
White House thanks Malloy for defending Obama’s contraception rule on MSNBC (CT Mirror, 2/6/12)
GOP makes long-shot pitch for new congressional map (CT Mirror, 2/6/12)
Tenants, advocates call Malloy’s $330 million housing upgrade plan ‘a long time coming’ (Hartford Courant,2/3/12)
Coming soon: More preschool for children in the poorest districts (CT Mirror, 2/2/12)
Editorial: Bad timing on minimum wage (Hartford Courant, 2/2/12)
Malloy cools to Keno — or any major gambling initiative (CT Mirror, 2/2/12)
Dem legislator: Debate over legalizing online gambling in CT may not happen in 2012 (Hartford Courant,2/2/12)
Connecticut’s minimum wage among the highest (CT Mirror, 2/2/12)
As state workers seek new unions, critics say state should stay out of the fight (Hartford Courant,2/2/12)
Malloy tells Congress: Skip the partisanship and help the states (CT Mirror, 2/1/12)
Malloy commits $300 million to state public housing (CT Mirror, 2/1/12)
Streamlining teacher certification and linking it to teacher evaluations (CT Mirror, 2/1/12)
Battle lines drawn on online gambling (Hartford Courant, 2/1/12)
Health reform choice: For those just above Medicaid limit, private insurance or a state-run plan?(CT Mirror, 2/1/12)


Increase in state’s minimum wage is proposed (Hartford Courant, 1/31/12)

Malloy in Washington to promote his record (CT Mirror, 1/31/12)
After years of flat funding, nonprofits could face cuts (CT Mirror, 1/31/12)
Anti-poverty advocates look to promote — and protect — new tax credit for working poor (CT Mirror, 1/31/12)
Malloy lukewarm to Donovan’s minimum-wage pitch (CT Mirror, 1/31/12)
Giuliano says SEEC was ‘bullied’ into dumping him (CT Mirror, 1/31/12)
Malloy gets final approval for Jackson Lab investment (CT Mirror, 1/30/12)
The governor as rainmaker for a friendly PAC (CT Mirror, 1/30/12)
Opinion: Malloy trying to drum up revenue — and campaign cash (Hartford Courant, 1/29/12)
Nonpartisan analysts: Malloy was way off in projected savings from pension givebacks (CT Mirror, 1/27/12)
Malloy discusses more consolidations, possible job growth, from Davos (CT Mirror, 1/27/12)
Editorial: Student achievement key to teacher evaluations (Hartford Courant, 1/27/12)
Do education grants work? State rarely checks (CT Mirror, 1/26/12)
Pentagon budget plan would hit state hard (Hartford Courant, 1/26/12)
State budget deficit grows to $144.5 million (Hartford Courant, 1/25/12)
Editorial: Real reform of state pensions: Switch to 401(k)s (Hartford Courant, 1/25/12)
Coming soon: Teacher report cards based on student performance (CT Mirror, 1/25/12)
State budget plunges into the red with promised savings in question (CT Mirror, 1/25/12)
Malloy orders $79M in emergency budget cuts (CT Mirror, 1/24/12)
Four state employees fired in food stamp scandal (Hartford Courant, 1/24/12)
Total of 8 employees leave state service as result of food stamp controversy (Hartford Courant,1/24/12)
GOP Senators: Take overtime out of pension calculations (Hartford Courant, 1/24/12)
Opinion: State unemployment tax must reflect ‘new normal’ (Hartford Courant, 1/24/12)
Editorial: Moody’s is right – State budget fixes (Hartford Courant, 1/24/12)
Agriculture’s star rises in Malloy administration (CT Mirror, 1/23/12)
Connecticut’s unemployment rate falls to 8.2%, lowest in 2 1/2 years (Hartford Courant, 1/23/12)
Malloy unveils plan to reverse two decades of damage to employees’ pension fund (CT Mirror, 1/23/12)
Malloy seeks to increase state pension funding (Hartford Courant, 1/23/12)
Angel investing jumps with state tax credit (Hartford Courant, 1/22/12)
Wall Street credit agency downgrades Connecticut’s bond rating (CT Mirror, 1/20/12)
Moody’s downgrades state bonds; Malloy chief complains (Hartford Courant, 1/20/12)
Malloy reports microscopic surplus, emergency budget cuts likely next week (CT Mirror, 1/20/12)
Malloy’s court nominees include lawyer in gay marriage case (CT Mirror, 1/19/12)
Malloy heading to Switzerland for World Economic Forum meeting (Hartford Courant, 1/19/12)
Opinion: Smart growth means economic development (Hartford Courant, 1/19/12)
Malloy says ‘Goodbye, CCEDA’ and ‘Hello, CRDA’ (CT Mirror, 1/19/12)
GOP tries to scare court into rejecting Democratic congressional districts (CT Mirror, 1/18/12)
Giuliano’s planned hiring as watchdog clouded by inaction, silence (Hartford Courant, 1/18/12)
Solving the way schools are funded without pouring in new dollars (CT Mirror, 1/18/12)
Malloy reaffirms plans to use spending cuts to balance budget, continue GAAP conversion (CT Mirror, 1/18/12)
Opinion: State’s tourism effort stuck in first gear (Hartford Courant, 1/17/12)
Budget hovers on brink of deficit as Malloy’s fiscal cushion erodes quickly (CT Mirror, 1/17/12)
CCM wants education reform now, even if dollars follow later (CT Mirror, 1/17/12)
Democrats at Wesleyan to file SEEC complaint against Giuliano (CT Mirror, 1/16/12)
Malloy, Merrill back easier registration, ballot access (CT Mirror, 1/16/12)
Editorial: GOP got what they needed (and what they expected) in redistricting (CT News Junkie, 1/16/12)
Merrill, Malloy propose election legislation, including controversial election day registration (CT News Junkie, 1/16/12)
Governor promises Sunday liquor sales, lower prices (CT Mirror, 1/14/12)
Video: Malloy details liquor sales plan (Hartford Courant, 1/14/12)
Legislators urge SEEC to reject Middletown mayor as new director (CT Mirror, 1/13/12)
Malloy to propose Sunday alcohol sales; not a blue law (Hartford Courant, 1/13/12)
‘Master’ redistricting plan jibes with Democrats’, irks GOP (Hartford Courant, 1/13/12)
Commentary: Think the death penalty is fair? Think again. (Hartford Courant, 1/13/12)
Democrats blast decision to hire GOP ex-mayor as election watchdog (Hartford Courant, 1/13/12)
Special master sides with Democrats in redistricting (CT Mirror, 1/13/12)
Malloy to push to ease restrictions on alcohol sales and pricing (CT Mirror, 1/13/12)
30 more state workers implicated in scandal (Greenwich Time, 1/12/12)
Attorney accuses state agency of ‘muzzling’ employees (Hartford Courant, 1/12/12)
Lawsuit seeks to end agency’s gag order in D-SNAP case (Hartford Courant, 1/12/12)
Lobbying group: Conn.’s tax burden not excessive (Hartford Courant, 1/12/12)
Malloy names new task force to assess state’s business tax breaks (CT Mirror, 1/12/12)
Of caps and emissions and a program named Reggie (CT Mirror, 1/12/12)
Editorial: Costly state agency unneeded (Hartford Courant, 1/12/12)
Pension fund gets a boost from concessions — and rebounding stock market (CT Mirror, 1/12/12)
Angel investing jumps with state tax credit (Hartford Courant, 1/12/12)
Former Middletown mayor to oversee elections enforcement (CT Mirror, 1/12/12)
CT legislators sign on to health reform brief for Supreme Court (CT Mirror, 1/12/12)
On vouchers, governor sticks to his guns (New Haven Independent, 1/11/12)
Commentary: State should have what it needs to reform education (Danbury News Times,1/11/12)
Malloy proposes disaster drill, pilot program for micro-grids (Hartford Courant, 1/11/12)
Malloy frames education reforms as human rights issue (CT Mirror, 1/11/12)
Labor board to decide whether 6,000 state workers can vote to change unions (Hartford Courant,1/11/12)
Malloy backs performance standards, and penalties, for utilities (CT Mirror, 1/11/12)
Tom Foley hears echoes in attack on Romney (Hartford Courant, 1/10/12)
State alters arts funding, links business impact (Hartford Business Journal, 1/9/12)
Gov. Malloy: State can’t stop online gambling (Hartford Courant, 1/9/12)
Gov. Malloy seeks to protect casino jobs from online gambling (AP, 1/9/12)
Bristol resolves politically touchy redistricting debate (Hartford Courant, 1/9/12)
Road map for storm reform doesn’t address pricetag (Hartford Courant, 1/9/12)
GOP lawmaker sees court’s redistricting instructions as more flexible than language indicates (CT Mirror, 1/6/12)
State’s cash flow problem sparks partisan feud (CT Mirror, 1/6/12)
GOP bends, Democrats stand pat on congressional map (CT Mirror, 1/6/12)
Final agreement reached on Jackson Lab (Hartford Courant, 1/5/12)
Reforming education: ‘This is our moment,’ says Malloy (Hartford Courant, 1/5/12)
A grim picture of education on display (CT Mirror, 1/5/12)
Proposed cap on gas tax could suffer from poor timing (CT Mirror, 1/5/12)
Court favors Democrats in redistricting instructions (CT Mirror, 1/5/12)
Malloy: More money needed for education (CT Mirror, 1/5/12)
With pomp and circumstance, state finalizes Jackson Lab deal (CT Mirror, 1/5/12)
Editorial: Urgent steps needed to fix state’s shame: Education (Hartford Courant, 1/5/12)
Racial profiling law ignored for a decade (CT Mirror, 1/4/12)
Watchdog urge lawmakers to limit Executive Branch oversight (CT Mirror, 1/4/12)
Editorial: Answering the state’s biggest challenge: Jobs (Hartford Courant, 1/3/12)
Editorial: Streamlining voting, registrar’s office (Hartford Courant, 1/3/12)
Editorial: State’s campaign finance program must be rebuilt (Hartford Courant, 1/3/12)
With $20M for local projects, the bows are bipartisan (CT Mirror, 1/3/12)
CT’s new partner in science tracks the root causes of disease, mouse by mouse (CT Mirror, 1/1/12)