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September 19, 2017

Advocates Say Elimination of Clean Elections Program Would Cost Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2017 3:00pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A handful of lawmakers, state officials, and advocates rallied against sections in the Republican budget that would eliminate Connecticut’s landmark clean elections program.

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UConn Researchers Find Business, Labor Unions Aren’t Driving Super PACs

by Jack Kramer | Sep 19, 2017 12:30pm
Posted to: Business | Campaign Finance | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election Policy | Labor

David Carillet via Shutterstock Ideology and issues, rather than business, drive super PAC fundraising, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.

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September 6, 2017

Drew Names Freshman State Representative As Running Mate

by Christine Stuart | Sep 6, 2017 11:34am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Cheshire | Middletown | Southington | Wallingford

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie CHESHIRE, CT — In what could be viewed as an unconventional move, Middletown Mayor Dan Drew, who is running for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, announced Wednesday that he was naming a freshman state representative as his running mate.

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August 1, 2017

Ganim Takes Clean Elections Challenge To Federal Court

by Christine Stuart | Aug 1, 2017 8:08am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Courts | Election 2018 | Legal | Bridgeport

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim will file a lawsuit in federal court later today alleging that election regulators are trampling on his free speech rights.

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July 13, 2017

OP-ED | Fundraising Race Gives Us Our First Glimpse of 2018 Field

by Susan Bigelow | Jul 13, 2017 7:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Opinion

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Politics right now is so grim that looking ahead to an election that won’t happen for 15 months is oddly soothing and hopeful — for the most part. So let’s take a look at the still-forming field for 2018’s wide open race for governor, and dream of the possibility of change.

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July 11, 2017

Connecticut’s 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Shake The Money Tree

by Christine Stuart | Jul 11, 2017 12:01am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It’s not an easy task and fewer than a handful of candidates have ever actually qualified for the public financing in the governor’s race, but there are dozens of candidates aiming to reach those magic numbers before the conventions next May.

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June 23, 2017

OP-ED | Middle Class, Middle Aged, and Mad

by Sarah Darer Littman | Jun 23, 2017 8:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion

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I’m a hard-working, middle-aged, middle-class American, and I’m tired and angry.

I’m self-employed, and have several pre-existing health conditions, one of which involves mental health. I choose to be open about that in order to help the young people I write for, by showing them that you can have a diagnosed condition and still lead a productive and successful life with the right medication and treatment — if, and this is becoming an increasingly big if — you have insurance and can afford the co-pays.

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June 22, 2017

$25 Million And Counting

by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Campaign Finance | Ethics | State Capitol

shutterstock Lobbyists spent $25 million this year trying to push their issues over the legislative finish line, according to reports filed with the Office of State Ethics.

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May 25, 2017

Divided House Forwards Campaign Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 7:01pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2018 | Election Policy

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The House passed a bill Thursday on a 79-70, party line vote that would change campaign laws and could set the state up for a constitutional challenge.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Is the Citizens Election Program Worth Saving?

by Susan Bigelow | May 12, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Campaign Finance | Civil Liberties | Congress | Election Policy | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes

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The republic feels like it’s imploding this week, but I’m writing about a minor campaign finance reform passed in 2005 here in Connecticut. Bear with me. It matters.

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