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June 12, 2017

Murphy, Blumenthal See Hope At Ballot Box For Gun Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 12, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — On the anniversary of Pulse Nightclub shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people and left 53 injured, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal remain furious that Congress has done nothing to prevent dangerous people from obtaining firearms.

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June 10, 2017

Booker Focuses More on Criminal Justice Than Trump At Annual Dinner

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2017 9:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said it wasn’t a tough sell to get him to headline the biggest Connecticut fundraising dinner of the year.

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June 8, 2017

Session Is Done, But Budget Posturing and 2018 Await

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | June 8, 2017 3:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Republicans who picked up eight seats in the House and three in the Senate in 2016 are still asking to be part of discussions as the General Assembly heads into extra innings to debate the two-year, $5.1 billion budget deficit.

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June 2, 2017

After 2 Hours of Debate, Dreamer Legislation Is Tabled

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2017 10:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The Senate tabled debate Fright night on a bill that would have given undocumented immigrant students the opportunity to apply for college financial aid.

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Partisan Bickering Marks Last Few Days of Session

by Christine Stuart | June 2, 2017 11:49am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and House Majority Leader Matt Ritter accused their Republican colleagues of playing politics Friday and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides returned the favor as the General Assembly heads into the last few days of the legislative session.

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May 25, 2017

Divided House Forwards Campaign Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2017 7:01pm

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 17, 2017

SEEC Says Ganim Should Not Be Allowed To Participate In Public Financing

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2017 10:39pm

Ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — State election regulators informed Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim Wednesday that he should not eligible to participate in the Citizens Election Program if he seeks statewide office. That’s according to the State Elections Enforcement Commission’s draft declaratory ruling.

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May 11, 2017

Connecticut Attorney General Says He’s Not Running for Governor

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2017 9:33am

Courtesy of WPLR's Twitter feed HARTFORD, CT — Attorney General George Jepsen told WPLR’s morning radio hosts, Chaz and AJ, that he’s not interested in running for governor in 2018.

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May 5, 2017

OP-ED | Ganim 2018: Why Would Anyone Vote For Him?

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

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Few things in life are as interesting and delicious to watch as the rehabilitation of a corrupt politician. When the mighty fall, they do one of two things: they either crawl under a rock and you hear from them only sporadically if at all (Richard Nixon, Philip Giordano); or they emerge from jail proclaiming their reformation and try mightily to regain the approval of the public, only to get in trouble again (John Rowland, Ernie Newton).

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May 1, 2017

State Employee Eyes Governor’s Office

by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2017 5:30am

Contributed photo HARTFORD, CT — While most of the candidates eyeing a run for governor in 2018 are only exploring the idea, Glastonbury resident Betheona ‘Bethy’ Guiles-Smith said she’s all in.

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