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August 28, 2015

OP-ED | To Improve Democracy, Lower the Voting Age

by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | August 28, 2015 9:00am

Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?

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OP-ED | Connecticut’s Very Own Email Scandal - What Is Malloy Hiding?

by Suzanne Bates | August 28, 2015 8:00am

During Gov. Dannel Malloy’s trip to New Hampshire this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, one of his jobs was to convince Granite State voters that Clinton’s email scandal was overblown.

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August 27, 2015

Former House Republican Chief of Staff Sentenced to Year and a Day in Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2015 2:35pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 3:44 p.m.) Former House Republican Chief of Staff George Gallo was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison Thursday in federal court in Hartford for steering Republican candidates to a direct mail company in Florida in exchange for kickbacks.

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August 6, 2015

Advocates Call On Democratic Party To Drop Lawsuit, Comply With Subpoena

by Christine Stuart | August 6, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Common Cause of Connecticut on Wednesday called upon the Connecticut Democratic Party to drop its challenge of the state’s clean election laws.

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August 5, 2015

Dems File Second Lawsuit Against Election Regulators

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

The Connecticut Democratic Party is trying a different approach to avoid complying with a subpoena issued by state election regulators by asking a court to end the State Election Enforcement’s investigation into a mailings sent during the 2014 campaign.

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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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