Connecticut Politics and Elections: Coverage, Analysis, Maps and Commentary
With all due respect, the second poll (where are you getting your info) is foolish.Radio buttons allow for a single choice. What you really want is checkboxes. I'm getting info from newspapers, word of mouth, and blogs/Internet.Which to choose?
Stomv,Very good point. I've changed that.
For those wondering about the DeStefano and Malloy filings: the filing deadline for this quarter is a little bit later than previous quarters. Due to the Jewish holiday and Columbus Day, the deadline is October 11th (tomorrow or today depending on when you're reading this). Since both candidates have to file electronically, the figures should be available on the Secretary of the State's CFIS system very very soon.
Here's an article that ctnewsjunkie recently reported on... Opponents Agree: Altieri Shouldn’t Be Above the LawOne has to wonder when this nonsense is going to catch up with New Haven.
More bad news for the DeStefano camp! Check out the 10 Coldest Job Markets, you might be familiar with #5http://www.bizjournals.com/specials/2005/hot_job_markets/c5.html
With all due respect, I would like to say that the bizjournal post pointed to by the anonymous poster isn't bad news at all for the DeStefano campaign. It goes to illustrate the problems in Connecticut which Rell is unwilling or uncapable to recognize.Their report is that Connecticut is 43rd in job creation. Along with the New Haven metropolitan region, they list the two other metropolitan regions in Connecticut as being near the bottom of the list. Specifically, the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford business area is listed as 70th in job growth, and the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk is listed as 75th in job growth.There are many factors leading to Connecticut lagging behind. Some are based on our tax policies, such as our over dependence on property taxes and how this discourages affordable housing.The lack of housing is driving people out of our state. Only Alaska has more 25-34 year olds leaving than Connecticut.Transportation is another factor that is contributing to the exodus from Connecticut. We need leadership that will recognize and address these issues. Rell is quoted as saying, "Those who see only the worst of Connecticut are not destined to lead the state to its best."I think it is fair to say that those who do not recognize the problems we face in our state are ill-prepared to address them.
Actually, this is pretty bad news for the Rell camp...Connecticut has all three of its major Metropolitant Statistical Areas in the bottom quintile. All four of the major Connecticut cities are covered under those MSAs. The only state that does worse is Ohio with five. I think that's pretty strong evidence of the state's lack of an effective economic policy. By the way, the BizJournal data looks at Metropolitan Statistical Areas with over 250,000 jobs, which in the case of New Haven includes the towns surrounding the city itself. So, we can't tell each towns actual jobs performance.Check out the list, it just another indicator of Connecticut's economic decline. When will Rell react with more than a hotline?
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