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January 29, 2015

Republicans Look To Revise Election Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 4:35pm

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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January 28, 2015

Attorney’s Notes Back Rowland Claim That Prosecutors Withheld Evidence

by Hugh McQuaid | January 28, 2015 1:23pm

CTNJ file photo Lawyers for a co-conspirator of former Gov. John Rowland cited notes Monday that aid Rowland’s claim that federal prosecutors withheld evidence before convincing a jury to find him guilty of campaign corruption.

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January 20, 2015

Election Advocates Vouch for Public Financing As Citizens United Turns Five

by Hugh McQuaid | January 20, 2015 2:43pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Despite loopholes in Connecticut’s public campaign finance system, clean election advocates said Tuesday it still remains a model for other states to follow to reduce the influence of money in politics.

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January 19, 2015

Sentencing for Rowland Co-Conspirator Postponed Again

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo A federal judge on Sunday indefinitely postponed the sentencing for a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 16, 2015

Hartford’s Election Day Debacle Detailed In Report

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2015 3:17pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Errors and omissions by Hartford election officials, dysfunctional relationships, a lack of leadership, and the absence of a chain of command contributed to the city of Hartford’s Election Day problems, according to a new report.

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January 13, 2015

Election Regulators: Democratic Mailing Was ‘Distasteful’ But Legal

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 3:00pm

The reaction to a mailing from the Democratic State Central Committee letting voters know they were watching who voted in the 2014 election was met with disgust by most voters.

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January 12, 2015

Sentencing Postponed for Former Congressional Candidate

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2015 2:49pm

A federal court judge agreed Friday to delay the sentencing of a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 9, 2015

Rowland Co-Conspirator Gets 3 Years Probation

by Hugh McQuaid | January 9, 2015 2:44pm

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW HAVEN—(Updated 4:48 p.m.) Brian Foley, a nursing home owner who illegally bankrolled former Gov. John G. Rowland’s consultant work on his wife’s congressional campaign, will not see the inside of a prison cell, a federal court judge said Friday.

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January 7, 2015

Lawyer Accuses Government of ‘Cherry Picking’ Campaign Violations to Prosecute Newton

by Hugh McQuaid | January 7, 2015 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo The second corruption trial of former state Sen. Ernie Newton got off to a contentious start Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court, where his lawyer accused prosecutors of withholding documents from the defense.

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January 5, 2015

Judge Postpones Rowland’s Sentencing

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2015 2:27pm

Douglas Healey file photo U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton decided Monday to postpone former Gov. John G. Rowland’s sentencing, which had been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 7.

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