NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Google and Alphabet, Ruth Porat, joined Democratic nominee for Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, for a tour of an innovative, working center in New Haven and spoke on the vision of technology-related jobs in the state.Over 200 entrepreneurs work out of the 18-month old co-working space which first opened in February 2018. These start-ups and companies which call The District their home include bio-tech, data science, financial tech and blockchain fields. During a discussion taking place in front of representatives from the local tech sector and small businesses, the Google and Alphabet CFO was asked what would attract technology companies of the likes of Google to Connecticut. On the topic, Ruth Porat responded, "Where's the greatest pool of talent? How do you tap into universities in and around the area? How do we create a working and living environment that is consistent with what people … [Read more...] about Google CFO Joins Ned Lamont on Connecticut Tech Economy Discussion
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByLisa W. Foderaro Aug. 15, 2018 Ned Lamont, a wealthy businessman whose prior bid for governor fell short, won the Democratic nomination in the Connecticut primary on Tuesday, handily beating his sole opponent according to The Associated Press, and sounding buoyant about keeping the governorship in Democratic hands. Democrats also chose Jahana Hayes in the state’s Fifth Congressional District, the A.P. reported. Ms. Hayes, a “National Teacher of the Year” in 2016, is seeking to become the state’s first black Democrat to serve in Congress. Ms. Hayes, 46, was thought to be a long-shot in the contest against Mary Glassman, a longtime local Democratic politician in the Western Connecticut region. But she embraced her status as an underdog, melding her life story — growing … [Read more...] about In Connecticut, Ned Lamont Scores a Decisive Win, and Jahana Hayes Moves Closer to History
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POLITICS 08/14/2018 08:42 pm ET The wealthy businessman is expected to face a tough general election. By Igor Bobic Wealthy businessman Ned Lamont won the Democratic nomination for governor of Connecticut on Tuesday, setting up a gubernatorial race expected to be one of the nation’s most hotly contested this year. The Nutmeg State is generally viewed as Democratic territory. Hillary Clinton carried it by nearly 15 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election, its congressional delegation consists entirely of Democrats and the party maintains control of the state legislature’s two chambers. But two-term Gov. Dannel Malloy (D), who is not running for re-election, ranks as the least popular governor in the nation ― even less popular than President Donald Trump, according to polls conducted this year. The unwelcome distinction gives Republicans some reason to be optimistic about their chances of retaking a governor’s seat in a particularly … [Read more...] about Ned Lamont Wins Democratic Nomination For Governor Of Connecticut
Mother Jones Illustration Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Less than three hours remained in Connecticut’s legislative session, and chaos was unfolding at the state capitol building in Hartford. Lobbyists lined the hallways, clamoring to learn whether their bills had survived the night. Legislative aides, tucked away in a maze of offices, sipped beers as they hurried through the session’s remaining administrative tasks. In the House and Senate chambers, lawmakers hustled to cast votes in rapid-fire succession, creating a racket that echoed up to the packed galleries. Making his way through the mayhem was a man who had no legislative business that night: It was Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont, carrying two trays of blue-iced, donkey-shaped sugar cookies. The baked goods were a gesture of goodwill for exhausted legislators. It’s something of a tradition in Hartford—every four years, would-be governors hit the … [Read more...] about Connecticut Is a Mess. Can Ned Lamont Clean It Up?