Harp's Cash; UConn Moves in on Stamford; Jepsen Seeks Review

Oct 15, 2013

Campaign season in New Haven comes to an end in three weeks, when the mayoral election takes place on Tuesday, November 5. The two candidates have been busy, but one is drawing more heavily on financial support from city residents, while the other seems almost more poised for a gubernatorial run. That story and more in The Wheelhouse Digest.


State Senator Toni Harp has raised the bulk of her mayoral campaign funds from outside the city of New Haven.
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Well over half of the New Haven mayoral candidate's campaign donations have come from outside the city.

With the New Haven mayoral election just three weeks away, fundraising data shows sharp differences in where the two candidates are getting their money. State Senator Toni Harp, a Democrat, has campaign donors throughout the state, clustered in the New Haven region, along the shoreline and up to Hartford. Harp raised more than $85,000 between September 3 and October 3, and over $58,000 came from outside the city of New Haven. New Haven Alderman Justin Ellicker, running as an independent, raised nearly $96,000 during that time, of which about $86,000 came from within the city. Thomas MacMillan offers up plenty of graphs to illustrate the fundraising differences between the campaigns.

Read more at The New Haven Independent.


Student housing on the Stamford UConn campus might appeal to a lot of current commuters.
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Commuting students would "jump at the chance" to live on campus, said a spokeswoman.

UConn may soon have student housing at its Stamford regional campus. The Board of Trustees recently approved learned details about a plan to move forward with a process to accommodate 400 students, which would be a first away from Storrs. The Next Generation Connecticut program will make the growth possible. President Susan Herbst said, "Stamford is a vibrant city. Our students have many opportunities there for internships that complement their studies on campus."

Read the originating story at The Daily Campus.


Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen in studio at WNPR.
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The attorney general requested a decision on the legality of Rowland's layoffs.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether former Governor John Rowland's administration violated employees' constitutional rights in 2003 when it laid off 2,800 workers in 2003. A lower court found the layoffs violated the workers' freedom of association rights. Jepsen, a former union lawyer, believes that finding should be overturned. A decision isn't expected until sometime this winter, but it's made some labor representatives wish for a conversation with Jepsen.

Read more at The Connecticut Mirror.