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Topic - John Mckinney
Republican candidates say they're getting an earful from a group of voters that could play a key role in this year's gubernatorial election: public school teachers.
Reactions to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's State of the State address Thursday, when the Democratic governor unveiled his revised $19 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1:
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, a Republican candidate for governor, on Tuesday called on Connecticut's education commissioner to resign, saying he has failed to implement Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's key education initiatives.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Tuesday called for increasing the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, which would make Connecticut's the highest in the nation.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, buoyed by estimates of a state budget surplus, on Friday proposed more than $104 million in new tax cuts.
The state's surplus would be used for a sales and gas tax refund under an election-year plan announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday, a day after a Republican who narrowly lost to him called for a sales tax cut.
Republican Tom Foley, who narrowly lost to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy four years ago, announced Wednesday he is making another run for governor and promised to cut the sales tax and help cities address crime, poverty and other issues.
Republican Tom Foley says he will soon announce whether he is making another run for governor.
Legislative leaders are proposing a new agency to make Connecticut's three deep-water ports more competitive, saying the time is ripe to carve out a niche and boost their economic potential.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said Friday his campaign for governor raised $101,000 during the latest fundraising period as a growing field competes to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to qualify for public campaign financing.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new report compiled by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office says Connecticut's overall state debt has been reduced 15 percent — or $11.6 billion — during his three years in office, but the General Assembly's Republicans questioned that claim Thursday, arguing the state still is borrowing more money than ever.
Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, who originally opposed including Keno in the budget, said he was not surprised Sharkey and Malloy "had a change of heart shortly after a political poll found that the vast majority of Connecticut residents oppose their plan."
"From the teachers I've talked to, some of the policy things that he's come out with the last couple days, they tend to see through the reasons for him doing it," McKinney said.