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April 27, 2015

Former Republican Staffer Pleads Guilty To Direct Mail Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2015 5:49pm

Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo pleaded guilty Monday to steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida.

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April 21, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Tax Exemption for Large Political Donors Passes House

by Jordan Fenster | April 21, 2015 5:00am

With no fanfare and little acknowledgement, a bill was passed in the House last week that would offer people who give huge sums of money to politically focused nonprofits a way to avoid paying taxes on those gifts.

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April 20, 2015

Election Regulators To Democratic Party: No Way

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 5:30am

State election regulators have denied a motion from the Democratic Party seeking an early ruling on whether one of their election mailers was improperly paid for last year.

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April 8, 2015

Former Speaker Looks To Retire Campaign Debt With Fundraiser

by Christine Stuart | April 8, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Former House Speaker Chris Donovan landed a job with the Connecticut Education Association at the end of 2014, and now he is trying to retire the debt from his unsuccessful 2012 congressional bid.

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April 3, 2015

OP-ED | OMG! The OGA Was Such a Horrible Idea

by Terry Cowgill | April 3, 2015 5:30am

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When Gov. Dan Malloy and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly decided in 2011 to consolidate several agencies, including three of the largest autonomous watchdog units, and essentially put them under his control, he was met with cries of well-earned protest from open-government advocates.

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March 31, 2015

Committee Sends Modified Campaign Finance Bill To The Senate

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 12:02pm

In an attempt to reach a compromise with their colleagues in the House, the Senate Democratic caucus modified a campaign finance bill Monday.

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March 30, 2015

Lawmakers to Consider Preventing Convicted Politicians from Running Again

by Jordan Fenster | March 30, 2015 5:30am

Jordan Fenster photo State lawmakers will soon debate a bill that would prevent politicians convicted of corruption from running for office after their sentences have been carried out. It’s not the first time such a measure has been considered, as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal championed a similar bill in 2008 when he was Connecticut’s attorney general.

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March 24, 2015

Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 12:31pm

Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register photo Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for her role in a scheme to hide former Gov. John G. Rowland’s involvement in her campaign.

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March 18, 2015

Rowland Sentenced to 30 Months on Corruption Charges

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2015 1:40pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register (Updated 3 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — A federal judge with a reputation for being tough on corruption decided to abide by less restrictive sentencing guidelines Wednesday when she gave former Gov. John G. Rowland 30 months in prison for hiding campaign work from election regulators.

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January 29, 2015

Republicans Look To Revise Election Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 5:35pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican lawmakers called Thursday for reducing the amount of money that flows into publicly financed campaigns and giving regulators more tools to investigate abuses.

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