HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials say they're pleased there will be no citizenship question on the 2020 census but remain worried people will be too fearful to...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some Connecticut officials are praising a Supreme Court decision to prevent the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is lauding an agreement that will keep the Millstone nuclear power plant complex open for the next decade.
Blumenthal meets with striking workers as talks continue
SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the spirit of striking supermarket workers is "amazingly strong," as contract talks continue.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz urged Connecticut lawmakers on Wednesday to pass a bill allowing political candidates to use public campaign financing funds for...
Lamont announces new plans to fight opioid addiction
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says new statewide efforts to fight opioid addiction will include an education campaign and a smartphone app.
Connecticut mourns sudden death of state lawmaker
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state flags are flying at half-staff to honor a state lawmaker who died suddenly.
Gov. Ned Lamont says Democratic state Rep. Ezequiel Santiago "was a man...
Lamont takes part in Hartford Women’s March
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new Democratic governor, Ned Lamont, says the voices of women demanding equal rights and equal justice are being heard throughout the country.
Lamont and his wife, Annie, were among the crowd at the Women's March in Hartford on Saturday.
The governor posted on his social media accounts that he supports the ralliers and is inspired by their activism and commitment to equality.
Lamont urges residents to join him in volunteer effort
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov.-elect Ned Lamont and Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) are spending one of the final days leading up to Inauguration Day volunteering at nonprofit agencies across Connecticut.
The Democrats are scheduled Sunday to help out at a number of locations, including a pet food pantry and veterinary clinic, a soup kitchen and a shelter for homeless veterans.
Lieutenant governor-elect announces staff appointments
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lt. Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) has announced key members of her staff as she prepares to take office next week.
Bysiewicz said Monday that veteran state Senate aide Adam Joseph will serve as her chief of staff. Joseph has been the spokesman for Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney since 2011.
Besides his campaign, Lamont foots bill for transition
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After pouring more than $12 million of his own money into his successful bid for Connecticut governor, Democrat Ned Lamont is now footing the bill for his transition.
Hundreds turn out for Lamont’s transition policy summit
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — More than 450 people, including representatives from business, education, government, law enforcement and nonprofit agencies, turned out Tuesday to participate in Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont's public policy summit, an effort to craft wide-ranging recommendations for the Democrat's new administration.
Lamont announces policy committees, plans for policy summit
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov.-elect Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Gov.-elect Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) have announced members of 15 Transition Policy Committees who will come up with recommendations for their new administration on issues ranging from the arts to agriculture.
The Democratic team announced Wednesday evening the committees will meet for the first time on Tuesday at Eastern Connecticut State University for a policy summit.
Lamont, Bysiewicz meeting with employers, local officials
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's governor-elect and lieutenant governor-elect are continuing to meet with local elected officials and business executives around the state.
Democrats Ned Lamont and Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) were scheduled to hold private meetings Tuesday in New Haven and Hartford. They come on the heels of their recent Election Day victory.
Lamont talks economic development in eastern Connecticut
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Fresh off his election victory, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont focused Friday on economic development in eastern Connecticut, saying he wants to ensure workers are trained to fill jobs at Electric Boat Shipyard.
Lamont noted that neighboring Rhode Island has a community college program "designed around how to build a submarine."
Lamont calls for more rail service, Wi-Fi in commuter trains
MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont on Tuesday proposed more frequent trains on Connecticut's commuter rail lines, Wi-Fi service on the new Hartford Line commuter rail system and increased bus service to Bradley International Airport.
The Greenwich businessman also called for the continuation of transit-oriented development as a way to get more cars off the roads, make communities attractive to younger people and ultimately boost economic development.
Veteran politico faces challenge in lieutenant gov race
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz finds herself in a spirited primary battle for lieutenant governor against a little-known labor organizer whose supporters contend she is the fresh face voters are seeking.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Democrats emerged from Saturday's convention unified behind Greenwich businessman Ned Lamont for governor, but facing an internal challenge from a younger, more ethnically diverse generation of Democrats.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic state convention (all times local):
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim says he's disappointed with the how the racial makeup of the Democratic ticket is shaping up.
The Democratic gubernatorial contender said Friday the potential lineup is "too white" and he says that's "insulting to people of color."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democrat Ned Lamont announced Tuesday he has chosen former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz as his running mate in the race for Connecticut governor.
Dan Haar: Lamont’s undiluted liberalism, respect for workers wins union support
“Good morning, brothers and sisters, I’m Ned Lamont and I’m running for governor. How are you? As your governor I’m going to follow the principles of FDR: Fairness, dignity and respect.”
That was the Greenwich entrepreneur’s opening line Friday at the AFL-CIO convention in Hartford, where he came away with a powerful show of support from delegates — too powerful to ignore, even though it fell short of a formal endorsement.
BROOKFIELD — A pair of Brookfield Republicans are trying again to have their legal expenses covered for a 2016 case in which the city declined to represent them.
This time, they’re suing a group of lawyers — including Susan Bysiewicz, the former secretary of the state and current Democratic candidate for governor — who represented a woman named Jane Miller in the original case which was ultimately dismissed. Miller is also named as a defendant in the new case.
HARTFORD — Democrat Ned Lamont of Greenwich handily topped four other candidates in a straw poll of AFL-CIO delegates Friday with 48 percent after the labor coalition heard pitches from the governor hopefuls.
Lamont had been the most forceful of the five in calling for increased state revenues, including from highway tolls and from the state’s wealthiest residents, as part of his plan to right the Connecticut economy.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) says she's now officially running for governor.
The Middletown Democrat on Tuesday announced she has filed paperwork needed to seek the party's endorsement. She was previously exploring a possible run.
Bysiewicz says she'll "fight for good-paying jobs to keep our children in Connecticut," pay equity for women, health care for everyone and cleaner environment.
HARTFORD — Almost two months to the day since Susan Bysiewicz decided to explore a run for governor, she made it official.
Bysiewicz, the former three-term secretary of the state, announced Tuesday she’s amended her campaign filing to officially run for the state’s top seat.
The eight-year political exile of Susan Bysiewicz — something the gubernatorial hopeful contends keeps her at arm’s length from the unpopular policies of fellow Democrat Dannel P. Malloy — is over.
The Middletown Democrat, who was secretary of the state for three terms, shifted the focus of her exploratory committee to the governor’s race Thursday and away from a potential state Senate bid.
Bysiewicz now exploring a run for Connecticut governor
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY'-suh-wits) says she's now exploring a run for governor.
The Middletown Democrat on Thursday announced she has filed the necessary paperwork after previously exploring a run for the state Senate. Bysiewicz says she will continue "to do the due diligence" before deciding whether to form an official candidate committee for governor.
Connecticut’s former top election official, Susan Bysiewicz, is closing in on a presumptive run for governor and has abandoned her pursuit of a state Senate seat, Hearst Connecticut Media has learned.
The Middletown Democrat, who served three terms as secretary of the state, is expected to shift the focus of her exploratory committee to statewide office Thursday.
Once the Democratic pace-setter in a crowded field but now broke, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew dropped out of the governor’s race Friday.
Drew and his running mate, freshman state Rep. Liz Linehan, of Cheshire, announced the decision Friday afternoon in an email to their supporters, ending a year-long conquest for the progressive minds in the party.
No Democrat has been out there in the governor’s race as long as Dan Drew, but the Middletown mayor’s once buzzworthy campaign is showing signs that it is unraveling.
This has been a particularly rough week for the progressive hopeful, whose campaign reported a negative balance when factoring in unpaid expenses on its most recent election filing late Wednesday night.
Before running for Connecticut attorney general, those with designs on becoming the next Richard Blumenthal or George Jepsen should perhaps hire a lawyer — other than themselves.
Just ask former Secretary of the State and attorney Susan Bysiewicz who was ruled ineligible for the office in 2010 because she hadn’t practiced law for at least 10 years.
Democrats will have to go to their bench in Connecticut, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman becoming the party’s latest standard bearer to be daunted by following Dannel P. Malloy at the top of the ticket.
Wyman’s decision Thursday not to run for governor ends months of speculation about the political future of the 71-year-old Democrat, who is held in high esteem on both sides of the aisle, but whose political brand is intertwined with that of unpopular incumbent Malloy.
Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman is expected to announce this afternoon that she will not run for governor in 2018, a top Democratic source told Hearst Connecticut Media Thursday.
The decision ends months of speculation about the political future of the Democrat, who is held in high esteem on both sides of the aisle but whose political brand is intertwined with that of unpopular incumbent Dannel P. Malloy.
Not a single contender for governor has ever won a statewide election, something that’s not lost on former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, who said she is being urged by some fellow Democrats to jump into the 2018 race.
Susan Bysiewicz wants to check back into the game — but not by running for statewide office.
The former secretary of the state and Middletown Democrat filed exploratory papers Tuesday for state Senate, looking to gauge interest in a 2018 challenge of Meriden Republican Len Suzio.
Allie-Brennan receives endorsements from local officials, organizations
BETHEL - Raghib Allie-Brennan, candidate for House District 2, announced several endorsements from local officials and organizations Saturday evening.
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, Bethel First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker, Redding First Selectwoman Julia Pemberton and Redding Selectman Leon Karvelis Jr endorsed the Democrat.
BROOKFIELD — The town’s liability insurer has reversed its decision to pay legal fees for two former Republican Party officials named in a federal lawsuit over expulsion of a resident from GOP voting rolls.
The Connecticut Interlocal Risk Management Agency (CIRMA) agreed last month to cover former Town Committee Chairman Matt Grimes and Vice Chairman George Walker, who were sued by Jane Miller after she was expelled from the party. CIRMA had earlier agreed to cover RTC...