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July 13, 2017

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

by Susan Bigelow | July 13, 2017 6:00pm

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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 10, 2017

Connecticut’s 2018 Gubernatorial Candidates Shake The Money Tree

by Christine Stuart | July 10, 2017 11:01pm

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 | June 23, 2017 7:00am

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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 | June 22, 2017 4:30am

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 6:01pm

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 9:00am

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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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May 9, 2017

Democratic Lawmakers Defend Citizens Election Program

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2017 12:31pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s current budget crisis should not be used as an excuse to gut the Citizens Election Program, a group of Democratic lawmakers and good government advocates said Tuesday.

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April 7, 2017

Ganim Contemplates Statewide Office, Asks For Access To Public Funds

by Christine Stuart | April 7, 2017 1:22pm

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Convicted by a federal grand jury in 2003 on racketeering, extortion, bribery and mail fraud charges, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim— who made a successful political comeback in 2015 when he won re-election—is contemplating higher office.

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March 27, 2017

House Dems Continue Push To Change Campaign Laws

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2017 5:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8 p.m.) House Democratic leadership Monday vowed to continue its mission to increase disclosure and limit outside money being spent on Connecticut elections.

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March 7, 2017

SEEC Makes Pitch To Strengthen Campaign Laws

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Two proposed bills that are designed to strengthen election reporting laws received the backing of the executive director of the State Elections Commission at a public hearing on Monday.

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