It’s midsummer and the Haar Report will be quiet until the second week of August, as I work on a couple of special projects and go on vacation. Be safe, stay cool and remember to make a little bit of news, but not too much.
For the tireless commenters out there, I’ll leave you with this thought: Connecticut’s economy is not booming in mid-2013 and we of course are showing very weak growth, apparently the only state whose economy shrank in 2012, according to the Commerce Department. But job creation isn’t so bad. Home prices are stable and even rising in a few places. And for some reason, median household income — the most important measure of family prosperity — is growing faster than that of the nation.
So, when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy runs for re-election next year in a rematch against Tom Foley, it’s not a slam dunk that the economy will swing massive votes in Foley’s favor.