Campaign Notebook: Murphy Says Child Care Costs Breaking the Bank

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


Chris Murphy (D): Murphy released a statement with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D) saying that the two have discussed a report from Murphy's office that looked at the extensive burden on Connecticut families caused by child care. They believe access to affordable child care would help ease this financial burden.

"This report confirms that child care expenses are breaking the bank for too many families. Quality child care in Connecticut costs money, and middle class family budgets are already stretched thin," Murphy said.

Linda McMahon (R): McMahon's new television ad shows her confidence in her going into the August 28th primary, says the National Journal. The ad specifically attacks Chris Murphy (D), suggesting she assumes she will be facing off against him in the general election and has moved beyond the primary, where she'll face Chris Shays (R). 


Fifth District

Chris Donovan (D): The Hartford Courant reports that Senate Minority Leader John McKinney said Donovan's campaign contribution scandal "has a corrosive effect on public confidence in state government." 

Lisa Wilson-Foley (R): At the R, Wilson-Foley was "hammered" with questions by her rivals about former Governor John Rowland's federal grand jury investigation into his work with her campaign.

JM August 01, 2012 at 07:57 PM
I don't mean to sound harsh here, but people should choose to have babies only if they can afford them. I don't have any, and there is no reason why I should have to fork over my tax dollars so that others can have 2, 3 and 4 kids subsidized by the government. I don't understand why the politicians feel the need to subsidize an increase in the population. Oh wait, it's an election year, silly me!
joe_m August 01, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Easy to solve. Eliminate income taxes and property taxes and people could afford to "pursue happiness". It the government stupid! Tax, Tax and Tax some more. I can't afford the gas to commute, I can't afford to heat my home, I can't afford anything. But if I do not pay my taxes, the government will take my home, garnish my pay or put me in jail. Repeal the 16th amendment.
Sean M August 02, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Chris Murphy is a leftist pretending to be middle of the road. In his world, government will control our lives and heavily tax us to subsidize what they think should be done. If something costs too much, find a way to make it more expensive. Part of the problem is too many females have out of wedlock births. They tend to be not educated and take lower skilled and thus lower wage positions. They cannot afford the child care because they do not start with much.


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