First Republican gubernatorial debate — Boucher believes she can win


Casino gambling, gun laws. marijuana and the immigration status of the participants took center stage in Windsor Wednesday night as Republican candidates for governor squared off in their first debate. The event, hosted by Fox 61’s Jenn Bernstein and the Hartford Courant’s Chris Keating, was held at Windsor High School and streamed live on Facebook. Watch the debate here. The next … read more

Lavielle says budget reductions on Medicare need to be fixed immediately


State Rep. Gail Lavielle (R-143) says the legislature should reconvene — preferably this month — and commit to restoring funding for approximately 113,000 elderly and disabled people who would lose all or part of their health coverage as a result of cuts to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) in the recently adopted state budget. The two-year budget adopted by the … read more

State comptroller projects $207.8-million deficit

State Comptroller Kevin Lembo at the Betty Hill Forum in Weston. — Margaret Wirtenberg photo

The state of Connecticut’s comptroller, Kevin Lembo, has projected that the state is headed for a $207.8-million deficit for fiscal year 2018 — an amount that triggers a state requirement that the governor submit a deficit mitigation plan to the legislature because it exceeds 1% of the state’s total net general fund appropriations. In a letter to Gov. Dannel P. … read more

Shaban, former GOP state rep, to run for attorney general


Former Republican state Rep. John Shaban announced Tuesday his intention to form a candidate committee to run for Connecticut attorney general. Shaban will be filing paperwork with the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and has already spoken with most of the Republican gubernatorial candidates and the Republican Attorneys General Association about his plans. “Connecticut’s economy continues to underperform, starving our citizens … read more

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