New Q-Poll drops in race for Gov
Murphy Senate Speech makes national news
News and notes from around the state
Memorial Day Weekend events throughout Connecticut
CRMA Golf Outing

  • On Thursday of this week, Quinnipiac University released its latest poll for the upcoming race for Governor. And it’s closer than some expected.
  • The poll, which was conducted from May 19th – 23rd and shows Lamont with an overall lead of 51% to 43% over his Republican opponent Bob Stefanowski.
  • A deeper look at the poll showed both candidates with strong support among their own party members. Lamont has 92% of Democrats supporting him, while Stefanowski has 89% support of Republicans polled.
  • QPoll director Doug Schwartz summed up his poll this way: “Governor Lamont, propelled by strong support from women and enjoying a positive job approval rating from Connecticut voters, leads in a rematch with Bob Stefanowski, but it’s certainly not a lock.”
  • CTNewsJunkie has more about the poll here.


Murphy makes national news

  • With the tragic news of another mass shooting taking place, all of us in CT could not help but recall the horrific tragedy of Sandy Hook. Our hearts are broken for those families in Texas as it is a reminder of how the many families in CT had to deal with the similar circumstances just 10 short years ago.
  • Soon after the news of what took place in Texas, CT’s Senator Christopher Murphy took to the floor of the US Senate to make an impassioned plea to his colleagues to work together to take action to deal with this issue.
  • You can go here to watch Murphy’s speech.


News and notes from around the state

  • The state’s labor shortage is showing few signs of abating, with new federal data indicating Connecticut had 110,000 open positions at the end of March. Hartford Business Journal has the numbers here.
  • The state Office of Tourism will be launching a $3 million advertising campaign from May through Labor Day weekend. Hartford Business Journal reports on the tourism campaign plans here.
  • The State Bond Commission has approved $10 million for the Silver Lane corridor redevelopment project in East Hartford, a key retail and residential area in the region, alongside Rentschler Field. The details in Hartford Business Journal here.
  • Hearst Connecticut Media Group has announced it will shut down its Bridgeport printing presses in July, resulting in the loss of 28 jobs, and move printing of Connecticut Post, New Haven Register and other publications to New York State. Fairfield County Business Journal has the details here.
  • COVID-19 transmission in Connecticut appears to be slowing, state numbers show, following several months of steady increase. CT Post has the story here.
  • Memorial Day weekend events are all around Connecticut, remembering veterans service and sacrifice, and the unofficial start of the summer season. FOX61 highlights some of the events and programs here.


CRMA Golf Outing

  • If you haven’t done so already, please visit the CRMA website to review our invitation and fill out a registration form for this year’s CRMA Golf Outing, coming up just weeks from now on June 28.
  • The Golf Outing is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for CRMA to support our work on behalf of Connecticut retailers year-round. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
  • We hope to see you at Wampanoag Country Club in West Hartford on Tuesday, June 28th for a day of camaraderie, delicious food and great fun!