June 23, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 8:00pm
Republican Party Chairman JR Romano said he called the State Elections Enforcement Commission earlier this week to make sure Democratic lawmakers running for re-election know the rules about using a candidate for another office in their campaign materials.
Tags: Donald Trump, JR Romano, SEEC, Leigh Appleby, Brendan Sharkey, dh
June 21, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 21, 2016 1:10pm
The investigation into whether the Connecticut Democratic Party properly used federal campaign funds to pay for a mailer featuring Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended last week when the party settled with election regulators.
June 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2016 3:16pm
(Updated 6:50 p.m.) A bitter, nearly two-year fight between state election regulators and the Connecticut Democratic Party regarding mailers the party sent out in 2014 promoting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s re-election campaign came to an end Wednesday.
Tags: Democratic Party, election regulators, SEEC, Michael Brandi, JR Romano, subpoena, dh
June 7, 2016
by Max Moran | June 7, 2016 3:44pm
May 25, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 25, 2016 2:41pm
An agreement between Secretary of the State Denise Merrill and Department of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Michael Byzdra to develop an automatic voter registration system is an unnecessary and expensive proposition. That was the message from four Republican lawmakers who held a press conference Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to criticize the decision.
May 17, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2016 2:48pm
Under threat of a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Justice, the state Department of Motor Vehicles and the Secretary of State agreed to come up with a plan to automatically register drivers to vote when they go to the DMV.
Tags: Denise Merrill, Michael Byzdra, DMV, Motor Vehicle, voter registration, drivers, voters, dh
May 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 11:14am
Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.
April 24, 2016
by Jack Kramer | April 24, 2016 11:53pm
April 22, 2016
by Terry Cowgill | April 22, 2016 5:30am
Get ready, devotees of Connecticut politics. You are about to experience a once-in-a-generation phenomenon — maybe even once-in-a-lifetime. Rather than simply viewing us as an ATM for campaign cash or, as one observer put it, “a little footnote after New York,” both parties are holding presidential primaries in our state that might actually mean something this year.
April 20, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 3:48pm
The U.S. Department of Justice said it’s planning to sue Connecticut for failure to comply with a section of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, if it doesn’t fix the problem.