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February 11, 2016

Coalition Calls For End To Prison Gerrymandering

by Rowan Kane | February 11, 2016 5:30am

Rowan Kane photo A broad coalition of advocates wants to end the practice of prison gerrymandering.

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February 10, 2016

Merrill Calls For Abolition Of Party Loyalty Tests

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 10, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo A state law that allows registrars to impose a loyalty test on voters should be stripped out of the statute book, Secretary of State Denise Merrill said.

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February 8, 2016

Merrill Seeks Automatic Voter Registration At DMV In Bid To Hike Turnout

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 8, 2016 1:14pm

Photo contributed by the Secretary of the State's office. To boost voter registration, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is asking legislators to back a plan that would automatically add anyone doing business with the Department of Motor Vehicles to the voter rolls.

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January 27, 2016

Libertarian Party Wins Right to Hire Out-of-State Signature Gatherers

by Rowan Kane | January 27, 2016 4:08pm

The Libertarian Party won a legal victory Wednesday that allows them to hire out-of-state contractors to collect signatures for candidates petitioning their way onto the ballot.

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January 20, 2016

Connecticut’s Civic Participation Increases With Income

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2016 11:30am

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut residents are more likely than the rest of the country to volunteer and attend a public meeting, but a civic health report released Tuesday found several areas in need of improvement.

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January 12, 2016

Obama Expresses One Regret

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2016 11:23pm President Barack Obama admitted Tuesday during his final State of the Union address that he was unable to accomplish everything he wanted during his presidency, and that one of his few regrets was that the “rancor and suspicion between the parties has gotten worse instead of better.”

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December 30, 2015

New Laws to Take Effect Friday

by Christine Stuart | December 30, 2015 5:30am

Mental health parity for insurance policies, a new certification for local Registrars of Voters, new disclosure requirements for generic drugs, police body camera regulations, and various tax changes are just a few of the new laws that will go into effect Friday, Jan. 1.

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December 24, 2015

OP-ED | Third Term’s (Not) the Charm

by Susan Bigelow | December 24, 2015 9:00am

To no one’s great surprise, no sooner did Gov. Dannel P. Malloy suggest that he wasn’t ruling out running for a third term in 2018 than a Republican legislator, Rep. Christie Carpino, R-Cromwell, proposed adding term limits to the state constitution.

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December 23, 2015

Libertarian Party Files Lawsuit Against State

by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2015 3:03pm

The Libertarian Party of Connecticut wants Connecticut to stop enforcing its law that says only state residents can collect signatures for candidates seeking to petition their way onto the ballot.

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December 17, 2015

Republican Lawmaker Calls For Gubernatorial Term Limits

by Christine Stuart | December 17, 2015 6:00pm

Contributed photo Just as quickly as Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told reporters he hadn’t ruled out running for a third term, a Republican lawmaker said she would introduce legislation to limit gubernatorial terms to two.

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