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July 21, 2015

OP-ED | GOP Would Benefit From ‘March Madness’ Debate Format In Crowded Field

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | July 21, 2015 10:29am


The first debate of the 2016 presidential election is just weeks away, and I for one am looking forward to it.

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July 8, 2015

Counting Prisoners As Local Residents Distorts Voting Districts, Advocate Says

by Luke Foster | July 8, 2015 12:05am

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WINDSOR — While counting prisoners as residents of the town where they are incarcerated instead of where they live can cause problems with governmental representation, it is a problem that can be fixed, a prison reform advocate said Tuesday.

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July 6, 2015

Discussion on ‘Prison Gerrymandering’ Set for Tuesday in Windsor

by Luke Foster | July 6, 2015 5:30am

prisonpolicy.org Counting prisoners as residents of the city where they are incarcerated instead of where they actually live creates inaccurate legislative representation, and one organization is trying to raise awareness of the issue in Connecticut.

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June 26, 2015

OP-ED | Recall Elections: Change We Can Do Without

by Terry Cowgill | June 26, 2015 5:30am

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Change. It’s one of those words when uttered in a political context conjures up images of a cynical office seeker looking to exploit a malaise that might or might not be based in reality.

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June 12, 2015

OP-ED | No More Spoilers? Instant Runoff Voting Makes Third Parties Viable, Improves Democracy

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | June 12, 2015 1:30pm

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Connecticut’s political system is broken. To understand why, we need to look at the way most American elections are structured.

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June 2, 2015

Bill Mandating Accountability For Election Officials Is Headed to Governor’s Desk

by Madeline Stocker | June 2, 2015 3:15pm

CTNJ file photo A bill aimed at establishing stricter standards for registrars of voters received final passage Monday, putting the state one step closer to a more accountable election system.

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May 29, 2015

State Election Regulators Serve Democrats With Investigatory Subpoena; Republicans Draw Line In Sand

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2015 2:23pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The State Election Enforcement Commission on Friday issued a wide-ranging subpoena to members of the Connecticut Democratic Party and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign seeking documents in an investigation of mailings sent during the 2014 election.

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May 28, 2015

House Passes Significant Campaign Reforms; Will the Senate Take Up the Bill?

by Christine Stuart | May 28, 2015 10:48pm

Christine Stuart file photo Republicans and Democrats in the House united Thursday night to pass legislation that begins to restore the integrity of the state’s campaign finance laws by undoing some of the changes made in 2013. But the legislation’s future in the Senate is uncertain, at best, because there doesn’t appear to be agreement about the bill between the chambers.

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April 3, 2015

Rowland, Wilson-Foley Could Be Heading to ‘Country Club’ Prisons

by Jordan Fenster | April 3, 2015 10:59am

Screenshot, Bureau of Prisons website The two most recent Connecticut politicians convicted of violating federal election laws may serve their time in some of the cushiest prisons in the country.

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February 25, 2015

Merrill: Enough is Enough

by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2015 5:06pm

Christine Stuart photo One. That’s the number of people Secretary of the State Denise Merrill believes should be in charge of administering elections in each municipality.

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