With five Republican candidates still in the running for governor ahead of the primary, the hopefuls did whatever they could to set themselves apart at a debate at Mohegan Sun Thursday. Talking about Connecticut’s fiscal crisis took up much of the night, and everyone on the stage said they can do a better job and those who’ve come before them. Tim Herbst argued that his time as Trumbull First Selectman can make the difference. "I'm proud that we balanced eight budgets and cut taxes twice, we did this while reforming a broken pension system,” Herbst said. High-tech businessman Steve Obsitnik said it’s about creating opportunities for families to be successful in Connecticut. "This election is about mindset, it's about a mindset of being a maker versus a taker and this state has been led by takers for far too long,” he said. “I've built successful high tech companies around the world." But Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said just because you know business … [Read more...] about Republican Candidates for Governor Try to Stand Out in Dense Field
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BE SURE TO TELL YOUR KIDS why 9/11 matters. Twelve years ago this morning, the lead story of The New York Times, by Alison Mitchell and Dick Stevenson, was: “KEY LEADERS TALK OF POSSIBLE DEALS TO REVIVE ECONOMY: BUSH IS UNDER PRESSURE – Lott Open to More Tax Cuts – Democrat Sees Temporary Dip into Social Security.” See the page. http://bit.ly/1aBUawT THE ROAD AHEAD – Jonathan Allen: “By the time the president addressed the nation on Tuesday night, much of official Washington had fallen in love with the idea of a diplomatic solution inducing Syria to give up its chemical weapons. That’s because Obama pushed the Syria problem back across the water’s edge – at least for now – giving himself and Congress hope that they won’t have to order up military strikes that remain deeply unpopular. So, while Washington is still deeply divided on the question of whether Congress should authorize another war, the risk-averse political … [Read more...] about OBAMA’S ZIG AND ZAG: ‘It is in the national security interests of the United States to respond.I have a deeply held preference for peaceful solutions’ — BILL DE BLASIO WINS NYC MAYORAL PRIMARY
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is "optimistic" about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but he's still staying mum on whether he will be endorsing her for 2016. "I was impressed by some of the things she said. I was certainly impressed by her speeches on criminal justice reform and on immigration reform. But I think it's normal -- by the way, I would say this about any candidate -- in this time we're in, we actually need to hear a specific vision for change," de Blasio said Wednesday on "CBS This Morning." De Blasio, who was a guest on "CBS This Morning" for a historic first broadcast from the One World Trade Center, said it's still early in the campaign, however. He stressed he thinks "the world" of the former secretary of state, but it is "absolutely normal to want to hear a vision" for issues he finds pressing. "I think the challenge this time in our history is income inequality. I think this country is truly in danger if we don't find a way to uplift working … [Read more...] about Will NYC Mayor de Blasio be “Ready for Hillary” in 2016?
NEW YORK -- Mayor Bill de Blasio cruised to re-election on Tuesday, fending off token opposition to win a second term as the leader of the nation's largest city. De Blasio, a Democrat, easily defeated Republican state lawmaker Nicole Malliotakis and several third-party candidates. The Associated Press called the election for de Blasio shortly after polls closed in the city, which leans heavily Democratic. New York City mayor assures residents NYPD "out in very strong numbers" "You wanted four more years? You got four more years," de Blasio told supporters in his victory speech Tuesday night. On the campaign trail, de Blasio touted his rollout of universal pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds and efforts to increase affordable housing. He also cited low crime rates and his work to address his city's notoriously high cost of living. First elected four years ago, de Blasio emerged as a national leader in progressive politics. But his administration often found … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wins re-election
NEW YORK - A dispute is simmering between the ride-booking service Uber and New York City Mayor Bill de Blaiso, an increasingly pitched disagreement playing out on smartphones, over the airwaves and in the press over a fundamental question: Who controls access to the streets of the nation's largest city? By the day, more and more Uber cars have taken to Manhattan's streets, summoned by smartphone apps to pick up passengers who enjoy their convenience and consent to pay additional surge pricing during peak hours. The de Blasio administration is attempting to put the brakes on the robust expansion, saying the flood of new cars could further ensnarl Manhattan's clogged streets and arguing that the Uber system isn't equitable for drivers and residents. Uber, however, accuses the mayor of being in the back pocket of the yellow taxi industry, attempting to stifle free enterprise and innovation while hurting the low-income neighborhoods that make up the core of his political support. … [Read more...] about Uber vs. NYC Mayor de Blasio: The battle explodes