November 20, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | November 20, 2015 10:00am
This week Democratic leaders floated the possibility of suspending public financing of campaigns as a way to close the current budget gap. Even though they backed down under pressure, it’s just one more sign that the vital and necessary campaign finance reform laws passed after Gov. John G. Rowland’s resignation are being eroded down to nothing.
November 19, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2015 4:43pm
By the end of the day Thursday, both House and Senate Democrats who proposed suspending Connecticut’s landmark public financing system in 2016, had withdrawn their proposals.
November 17, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2015 5:28pm
The executive director of the Connecticut Democratic Party told the court Tuesday that the party had no choice but to use the federal account to pay for mailers featuring Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
November 16, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 16, 2015 3:45pm
The legislature’s Democratic majority released a proposal Monday to close a $350 million budget shortfall by, among other things, suspending Connecticut’s landmark campaign finance system for the 2016 election cycle.
November 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | November 9, 2015 5:30am
In a data-driven assessment of state government accountability and transparency, Connecticut received a C minus from the Center for Public Integrity.
October 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2015 4:29am
(Updated 10:43 a.m.) A state court judge was expected to hear arguments today in a dispute between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party over whether the party illegally spent money on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election bid. However, the hearing was postponed at the last minute when the attorney for the Democratic Party had a family emergency. The hearing has been rescheduled for Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
October 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | October 21, 2015 4:30am
A week before the start of a trial that pits state election regulators against the Connecticut Democratic Party, the state’s top election regulator has refused to be questioned.
September 17, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | September 17, 2015 4:30am
A civil trial that could force the Connecticut Democratic Party to comply with a subpoena from the State Elections Enforcement Commission will take place next month even as the party moves forward with its own lawsuit to squash the commission’s investigation into campaign finance violations.
September 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2015 1:13pm
September 2, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | September 2, 2015 1:45pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this story was posted, the Sanders’ campaign’s chief volunteer in Connecticut, Carlos Camacho, announced that Piddock had been removed as coordinator in the 5th District based on her decision to run for the congressional seat. The story has been updated to reflect her change of status with the campaign.
(UPDATED 10 a.m. 9/3) The organizer of the Occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who also had been volunteering as 5th Congressional District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.