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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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January 29, 2015

Republicans Look To Revise Election Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 5:35pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican lawmakers called Thursday for reducing the amount of money that flows into publicly financed campaigns and giving regulators more tools to investigate abuses.

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January 16, 2015

Hartford’s Election Day Debacle Detailed In Report

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2015 4:17pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Errors and omissions by Hartford election officials, dysfunctional relationships, a lack of leadership, and the absence of a chain of command contributed to the city of Hartford’s Election Day problems, according to a new report.

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January 13, 2015

Election Regulators: Democratic Mailing Was ‘Distasteful’ But Legal

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 4:00pm

The reaction to a mailing from the Democratic State Central Committee letting voters know they were watching who voted in the 2014 election was met with disgust by most voters.

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December 30, 2014

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Sentence Former Congressional Candidate to 10 Months In Prison

by Hugh McQuaid | December 30, 2014 2:12pm

Scott Benjamin File Photo Prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence Lisa Wilson-Foley to 10 months in prison despite her guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge. The feds claim Wilson-Foley was uncooperative in their case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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December 24, 2014

Lawmakers Plan To Tackle Election Reform

by Hugh McQuaid | December 24, 2014 6:30am

CTNJ file photo With the 2014 election in the rearview mirror, the legislature’s Government Administration and Elections Committee in the coming session will look to address some of the issues raised during this year’s campaigns and at the polls.

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December 23, 2014

Senate Republicans Name Urban ‘Ambassador’

by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2014 3:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Avery Gaddis didn’t walk into Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano’s office looking for a job. He showed up with Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown to complain about what a poor job lawmakers are doing communicating with urban communities.

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December 22, 2014

Republican Party Reflects On Electoral Process After November Losses

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2014 6:30am

CTNJ file photo The Republican Party hasn’t won a statewide election in Connecticut since 2006. This year’s defeat has the party leadership questioning where it can improve the electoral process.

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December 17, 2014

Early Legislation Focuses On Term Limits, Campaign Finance

by Hugh McQuaid | December 17, 2014 4:43pm

With less than a month before the start of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers have begun filing bills on topics ranging from new term limits for public officials to changes in the state’s public-funded campaign program.

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