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February 15, 2017

Election Regulators Look to Clean Up Connecticut’s Clean Election Laws

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT—The federal investigation ended with no charges being brought, but Connecticut’s election regulators are trying to quickly close a loophole that allows banned state contractors to give money to publicly financed candidates.

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February 14, 2017

Southern Students Study Trump Presidency In Real Time

by Jack Kramer | February 14, 2017 12:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT – The dozen students who are taking a new political science course at Southern Connecticut State University focused on the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency all agree there has been no shortage of material to discuss the first few weeks of the semester.

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January 30, 2017

Merrill Says Threat Of Voter Fraud Investigation Signals Voter Suppression Efforts

by Christine Stuart | January 30, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Anticipating that President Donald Trump will sign an executive order calling for an investigation into alleged voter fraud in the November 2016 election, Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there’s no evidence to suggest it happened.

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January 26, 2017

Merrill Says There’s No Evidence of Widespread Voter Fraud

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2017 12:57am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said there’s no “shred of evidence” that millions of illegal votes were cast in the 2016 presidential contest.

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January 23, 2017

Murphy Says He’ll Work With Trump to Encourage the Federal Gov’t to Buy American

by Jack Kramer | January 23, 2017 4:08pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — He grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary on the issue of guns in schools and said Rex Tillerson’s testimony “confirmed that he is not prepared to be our next secretary of state.” But that’s not stopping U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy from working with the president on an area where they agree.

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January 21, 2017

Connecticut Women Turn Out For Women’s March in D.C.

by Kristi Allen | January 21, 2017 10:54pm

Kristi Allen / ctnewsjunkie WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country marched in Washington on Saturday in protest of the new Trump administration.

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10,000 Attend Women’s March In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2017 3:12pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie An estimated crowd of about 10,000 rallied Saturday in Hartford at the state Capitol to fight for women’s rights and express their emotions about what President Donald Trump’s administration might mean for women and their families.

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January 20, 2017

Trump Inaugural Inspires Protest And A Jazz Funeral

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2017 8:45pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD—For many the swearing in of Donald Trump as president represents a new start to a more prosperous future, but for others it was the first day of the resistance.

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Republicans In Hartford Celebrate Trump’s Inaugural

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2017 2:01pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—Not everyone could make it to Washington D.C. Friday to see the 45th president of the United States take the oath of office.

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OP-ED | Trump’s Inauguration: Making Connecticut Great Again

by Terry Cowgill | January 20, 2017 5:30am

Of all the things for public officials to worry about, you’d think whether to accept an invitation to a presidential inauguration wouldn’t be one of them. After all, it’s an honor that even high-ranking officials don’t often get to witness.

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