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Noting that he sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murphy said he was determined to “try and bring road and railway money back to Connecticut” this year.
The onetime National Teacher of the Year described herself as “optimistic of the work we will do to ensure that America’s youth are prepared to compete on a global stage for generations to come.”
"No more funny math or budgetary gamesmanship,” the new governor told the legislature. “Don’t tell me some consultant says there are $1 billion in easy spending cuts -- show me the money or I will show you the door.”
Steve Stafstrom will serve as co-chairman of the Judiciary Committee, replacing Rep. William Tong, who gave up his seat to run for – and win – state attorney general.
The onetime campaign manager for Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will remain on Shelton's Planning & Zoning Commission.
“If we consider the status quo acceptable, the Long Island Sound and the coastline we know will not be recognizable to the next generation,” reads a letter from a bipartisan coalition.
Michael Cronin has admitted to having misappropriated what was termed “tens of thousands of dollars" from a Senate Republican caucus political action committee.
Ned Lamont "understands the need for economic growth, and the huge burden he’s facing,” says Joseph Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association. “He’s going to need help.”
Tong is the first Asian-American constitutional officer in the history of the state and only the second elected Asian-American attorney general in the history of the U.S.
Of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are now in control of that chamber, wresting control from Republicans: the latest count was 219-193, with 23 seats yet to be declared. On the U.S. Senate side, Republicans maintained control by a 51-43 margin, with four seats yet to be called.
The top issues driving voters’ decisions at the poll continue to be the high overall tax burden (17.6 percent), the state budget crisis (17.6 percent) and low economic growth in Connecticut (12.6 percent).
Having lost the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator in the 2006 election to Ned Lamont – perhaps not coincidentally, the current Democratic candidate for governor – Lieberman ultimately ran in that election and won.
Meanwhile, in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Murphy still leads Republican challenger and business owner Matthew Corey by double digits.