2014 http://wnpr.org en In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay http://wnpr.org/post/connecticut-obama-campaign-replay Few places have embraced President Obama — and his policies — with as much gusto as Connecticut.<p>The state recently became the first to raise the minimum wage to Obama's preferred rate of $10.10 an hour. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:15:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 20178 at http://wnpr.org In Connecticut, An Obama Campaign Replay Ted Kennedy, Jr. Announces Bid for Connecticut State Senate http://wnpr.org/post/ted-kennedy-jr-announces-bid-connecticut-state-senate <p>Appearing camera ready and primed, Ted Kennedy Jr. – son of the late U.S. Senator of the same name, and nephew of President John F. Kennedy – announced on Tuesday night that he’s entering politics. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:33:31 +0000 Lori Mack 19836 at http://wnpr.org Ted Kennedy, Jr. Announces Bid for Connecticut State Senate Malloy Says He's Running Again http://wnpr.org/post/malloy-says-hes-running-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor&nbsp;</span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Malloy has announced he intends to seek reelection in 2014.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:55:43 +0000 Jeff Cohen 19212 at http://wnpr.org Malloy Says He's Running Again The Wheelhouse Talks FOI, Peter Lanza, and Daylight Saving Time http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-talks-foi-peter-lanza-and-daylight-saving-time <p>It's been a busy week in the news. In 2014 campaign news, the number of Republican candidates for governor went from six to five and then right back up to six. At the state capitol, lawmakers held two public hearings at the same time, both of which ironically had to do with Freedom of Information legislation.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 18291 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Talks FOI, Peter Lanza, and Daylight Saving Time Q Poll Shows Dead Heat in Race for Connecticut Governor http://wnpr.org/post/q-poll-shows-dead-heat-race-connecticut-governor <p>Governor Dannel Malloy has consistently dodged questions about whether he'll run for re-election in 2014. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, if he does run, he'll have a race on his hands.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:50:55 +0000 John Dankosky 17851 at http://wnpr.org Q Poll Shows Dead Heat in Race for Connecticut Governor The State of The Wheelhouse http://wnpr.org/post/state-wheelhouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama gave a speech that did what it was supposed to: uplift his supporters and enrage his opponents. On </span>WNPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;weekly news roundtable, our panel of analysts and reporters react to the State of the Union address both nationally and here in Connecticut.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Also, Republican candidate for governor Mark Boughton&nbsp;surprised longtime political observers with his announcement of a running mate. It wasn't what he did that was a surprise, but when he did it. Finally, we remember folk legend and American icon Pete Seeger who died this week.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:39:37 +0000 Tucker Ives, Colin McEnroe, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 16143 at http://wnpr.org The State of The Wheelhouse Boughton to Run With Former Groton Mayor Somers http://wnpr.org/post/boughton-run-former-groton-mayor-somers <p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Boughton has announced his running mate, former Groton mayor Heather Somers.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:24:28 +0000 Harriet Jones 16106 at http://wnpr.org Boughton to Run With Former Groton Mayor Somers No Snow Day for The Wheelhouse http://wnpr.org/post/no-snow-day-wheelhouse <p>If this snowstorm means a snow day, catch up on all the week's political news you may have missed.&nbsp;WNPR's weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse will talk about the smoke-filled rooms of one political party and the mud slinging of another. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it won't hear the appeal involving former governor and current radio talk show host John Rowland. It was a decision that didn't even surprise Rowland.</p><p>What stories are you catching up on during this snowstorm?</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:17:03 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Catie Talarski & Tucker Ives 15751 at http://wnpr.org No Snow Day for The Wheelhouse Malloy Makes a New Cabinet Appointment; Boughton Announces Gubernatorial Run http://wnpr.org/post/malloy-makes-new-cabinet-appointment-boughton-announces-gubernatorial-run <p>Governor Dannel Malloy announced an appointment Wednesday to a newly-created cabinet level position within his administration advocating on behalf of the state’s disability community.</p><p>Jonathan Slifka will be responsible for increasing outreach on behalf of the governor and executive branch agencies to people with disabilities, in order to provide policy and practical recommendations for advocacy and employment programs.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:34:00 +0000 Teri McCready 15164 at http://wnpr.org Malloy Makes a New Cabinet Appointment; Boughton Announces Gubernatorial Run The Wheelhouse Kicks Off 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-kicks-2014 <p>With two major holidays falling on Wednesdays, it seems like forever since our weekly news roundtable, The Wheelhouse has gotten together. Well, we’re back with a New Year’s edition - where we start looking ahead to the 2014 campaigns.</p><p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 12:35:38 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Catie Talarski & Lydia Brown 15127 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Kicks Off 2014 Recapping 2013 With Gov. Dannel Malloy http://wnpr.org/post/recapping-2013-gov-dannel-malloy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor </span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Malloy stops by our studios for an end-of-the-year check-in. We talk about this year’s legislation, and what did and didn't get done in 2013. We'll also look ahead to what will certainly be a busy 2014 as Republican challengers already step forward.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Tucker Ives, John Dankosky & Catie Talarski 14301 at http://wnpr.org Recapping 2013 With Gov. Dannel Malloy The Wheelhouse Puts a Bow on 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-puts-bow-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the last edition of our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse for 2013. We're looking back at the year that was (and is) with our team of reporters and analysts.</span></p><p>We'll discuss the performance of the state legislature, which passed gun legislation after Sandy Hook, quietly approved Keno, and loosened campaign finance laws while former House Speaker Chris Donovan's campaign workers went on trial for corruption charges.</p><p>What will you remember about 2013?</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 14144 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Puts a Bow on 2013 The Wheelhouse Gears Up for 2014 http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-gears-2014 <p>Now that the 2013 general election is behind us, all eyes are on the 2014 races. Connecticut is gearing up for a heated race in the Republican primary and general election. Governor Dannel Malloy has not yet formally announced his candidacy for re-election but that hasn't stopped his Republican opponents from attacking his record.</p><p>On&nbsp;The Wheelhouse, we talk about the 2014 race both here in Connecticut and in Illinois, where Bridgeport, Connecticut Superintendent Paul Vallas is Governor Pat Quinn's running mate.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We also check-in with Connecticut's Filipino community. Their home country was utterly devastated by last week's typhoon.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:44:53 +0000 Tucker Ives, John Dankosky & Catie Talarski 12255 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse Gears Up for 2014 In Special Election, Cory Booker Wins N.J. Senate Seat http://wnpr.org/post/special-election-cory-booker-wins-nj-senate-seat The Associated Press projects that Newark Mayor Cory Booker will win a special election for the New Jersey Senate seat left vacant after the death of Frank Lautenberg.<p>With 55 percent of the precincts counted, Booker, a Democrat, has a commanding 11-point lead over Steven Lonegan.<p>Booker will succeed Gov. Chris Christie's interim appointee, Republican Jeff Chiesa, and will have to run again in 2014 for a full six-year term.<p>The AP adds:<p><blockquote><p>"Booker, 44, will become the first black senator from New Jersey and heads to Washington with an unusual political resume. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:07:28 +0000 editor 9683 at http://wnpr.org In Special Election, Cory Booker Wins N.J. Senate Seat Driver Involved in 1981 Car Incident With Foley Says It Was "No Accident" http://wnpr.org/post/driver-involved-1981-car-incident-foley-says-it-was-no-accident <p><em>The Hartford Courant</em>&#39;s Jon Lender <a href="http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-foley-1016-20131031,0,1552069.story" target="_blank">has unveiled documents obtained by the paper about prospective gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley&#39;s 1981 traffic incident</a> that landed him in a police cell for a night. The charges were dropped.</p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:17:18 +0000 John Dankosky 9603 at http://wnpr.org Driver Involved in 1981 Car Incident With Foley Says It Was "No Accident" Statewide Reaction To Tom Foley's Appearance on "Where We Live" http://wnpr.org/post/statewide-reaction-tom-foleys-appearance-where-we-live <p>He's not a declared candidate for governor and the election is still more than a year away, but you wouldn't know that based on Tom Foley's recent media appearances. Today, Foley appeared on WNPR's&nbsp;<em>Where We Live</em> and continued to level allegations of improper behavior against Governor Dannel Malloy.</p><p>Politicians, reporters and voters reacted to Foley's remarks.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:02:31 +0000 Tucker Ives 5240 at http://wnpr.org Statewide Reaction To Tom Foley's Appearance on "Where We Live" Tom Foley: Swinging Out of the Gate http://wnpr.org/post/tom-foley-swinging-out-gate <p>In this hour of&nbsp;<em>Where We Live</em>, we follow up with Tom Foley, who announced last week that he was exploring another run for governor. He joins us in studio to talk about his decision to possibly run against Governor Dannel Malloy again, and about some recent comments he made about ethics at the state Capitol.</p><p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:51:48 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 5156 at http://wnpr.org Tom Foley: Swinging Out of the Gate Foley Accuses Malloy of "Improper Behavior" http://wnpr.org/post/foley-accuses-malloy-improper-behavior <p>Republican Tom Foley is exploring a run for governor and he&#39;s already on the offensive against Governor Dannel Malloy.</p><p>When he announced on Tuesday that he was exploring a run for governor, <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/foley-exploring-run-governor-suggests-malloy-corrupt" target="_blank">Foley accused Malloy of improperly giving state business to friends who did him favors.</a>&nbsp;He declined to give any examples.</p> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:12:33 +0000 Tucker Ives 4173 at http://wnpr.org Foley Accuses Malloy of "Improper Behavior" Voter Fraud Or No Voter Fraud In 2010? http://wnpr.org/post/voter-fraud-or-no-voter-fraud-2010 <p>When he conceded the gubernatorial election in 2010, Republican Tom Foley <a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/2010/11/07/foley-concedes-finding-no-credible-evidence-fraud" target="_blank">said there was &quot;no credible evidence&quot; of voter fraud</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Now, Foley says he&#39;s exploring a run in 2014. &nbsp;And, looking back, the Republican says that while there was no evidence of fraud in 2010, he&#39;s convinced the system is full of it. &nbsp;Fraud, that is. &nbsp;Without it, he says he would have won.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:53:35 +0000 Jeff Cohen 3781 at http://wnpr.org Voter Fraud Or No Voter Fraud In 2010? Foley Exploring Run For Governor, Suggests Malloy Is Corrupt http://wnpr.org/post/foley-exploring-run-governor-suggests-malloy-corrupt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republican Tom Foley is exploring a run for governor. &nbsp;He&#39;s also exploring ways to take shots at Democratic </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Dannel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Malloy.</span></p><p>One way he&#39;s doing that is by suggesting that Malloy is corrupt -- that he, among other things, gave state business to friends who did favors for him.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:30:29 +0000 Jeff Cohen 3736 at http://wnpr.org Foley Exploring Run For Governor, Suggests Malloy Is Corrupt The Wheelhouse: Fiscal Flaming Bag of Doodie Edition http://wnpr.org/post/wheelhouse-fiscal-flaming-bag-doodie-edition <p style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p>Today, on our weekly news roundtable The Wheelhouse we have an all-star panel to pull apart the threads of our conversation yesterday with Governor Dannel&nbsp;Malloy about the 2014 race for governor, the state budget, and more.</p><p style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">We also talk about a big change coming at the top for NPR.</p><p style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal;">On Monday, NPR President Gary Knell <a href="http://wnpr.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/npr-ceo-jumps-national-geographic">announced he was leaving</a> the news organization for the National Geographic Society.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:38:36 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 2699 at http://wnpr.org The Wheelhouse: Fiscal Flaming Bag of Doodie Edition Wait, The Royal Birth Wasn't The Only News Of The Week? http://wnpr.org/post/wait-royal-birth-wasnt-only-news-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are you ready for the 2014&nbsp;gubernatorial election? I don&#39;t think we are, but we waded into it anyway&nbsp;after Senate Minority Leader </span><a href="http://www.ctmirror.org/story/mckinney-announces-gop-nomination-governor-2014" style="line-height: 1.5;">John McKinney announced his bid</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for the governor&#39;s mansion.</span></p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:15:54 +0000 Tucker Ives 1176 at http://wnpr.org Wait, The Royal Birth Wasn't The Only News Of The Week?