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.
September 19, 2017
Ideology and issues, rather than business, drive super PAC fundraising, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.
September 6, 2017
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.
August 1, 2017
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.
July 13, 2017
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.
July 11, 2017
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.
June 23, 2017
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.
June 22, 2017
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.
May 25, 2017
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.
May 12, 2017
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.