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May 26, 2017

Connecticut Senator Says Republicans Are Like ‘The Dog That Caught the Car’

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2017 2:14pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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May 19, 2017

OP-ED | Most State Pols Despise Trump, But Not Pious Joe

by Terry Cowgill | May 19, 2017 5:30am

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Amid the chaos and wreckage of the presidency of Donald J. Trump, a group of Connecticut politicians has emerged in an attempt to display some leadership. This is welcome. After all, we’re all dealing with a chief executive who is at best extremely erratic and, at worst, corrupt to his core.

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May 18, 2017

House Tables Debate On National Popular Vote

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 11:19am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 1:43 p.m.) After 90 minutes the House Thursday decided to table debate on a controversial bill that could change how the results of presidential contests are counted.

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April 27, 2017

OP-ED | Rebuilding the Democratic Party Means More Inclusive Message

by Joshua H. Sandman | April 27, 2017 10:00pm

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The Democratic Party had been the traditional home base of the working and middle classes. Over the years, the party substantially backed away from reflecting the concerns of these working and middle class citizens.

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April 25, 2017

Working Families Party Wins Hartford Seat; GOP Holds Onto One In Watertown

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 10:26pm

Courtesy of the WFP Facebook page HARTFORD, CT — Joshua Hall won a three-way special election Tuesday, making him the first Working Families Party candidate to win a seat in the state House of Representatives.

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VOTE! Special Elections In Three Communities Today

by Jack Kramer | April 25, 2017 1:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Voters in Hartford, Watertown, and parts of Woodbury will go to the polls in a special election Tuesday to fill state House seats vacated by politicians who won seats in the state Senate in February.

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March 7, 2017

SEEC Makes Pitch To Strengthen Campaign Laws

by Jack Kramer | March 7, 2017 6:30am

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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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Manners, Empathy, and Respect for Others - What Some Call ‘Political Correctness’

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 24, 2017 9:00am

This week we learned that the alleged “family values” party does actually draw the line somewhere. The Conservative Political Action Conference first invited, then dis-invited Milo Yiannopoulos after an interview emerged in which he made bizarre and revolting comments about pedophilia.

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February 22, 2017

National Popular Vote Proponents Use Recent Election As Momentum

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 2:30pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State Democratic lawmakers, surrounded by supporters, called on Connecticut to join the list of states to abandon the Electoral College to elect the president and replace it with a National Popular Vote.

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February 15, 2017

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

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2017 6:30am

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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