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August 19, 2016

Malloy Relents, Restores Funding For Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 5:31pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After criticism from lawmakers and good government groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration relented and restored the $183,000 they had proposed to cut from three watchdog agencies.

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August 18, 2016

OP-ED | Libertarian Party Ticket: A Common Sense Revolution for America

by Paul McConnell | August 18, 2016 8:00am

The Libertarian Party ticket can absolutely win this election. The math is surprisingly easy.

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August 17, 2016

Merrill Defends Integrity of Connecticut’s Voting System

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 2:10pm

Christine Stuart photo While experts have dismissed the idea floated by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the national election could somehow be “rigged,” Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson seems to be concerned that it could be hacked.

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Dems Decry GOP Use of Same Contractor for Both Senate Republican Sites & Campaign Voter Data

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.

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August 15, 2016

Green Party Submits Twice The Required Number of Signatures For The Presidential Ballot

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2016 10:30am

New Haven Independent file photo Supporters of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein claim they have submitted between 14,000 and 15,000 signatures of Connecticut voters to the Secretary of the State’s office asking for Stein’s name to be on November’s ballot.

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Complaints Filed Regarding Use of Official Caucus Website For Campaign

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Essex First Selectman Norm Needleman, who is challenging Republican state Sen. Art Linares for his 33rd Senate district seat, filed a complaint against Linares’ campaign Friday with four state offices, including election regulators and the chief state’s attorney.

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August 12, 2016

OP-ED | Rowlandesque: Malloy’s Baffling Watchdog Gambit

by Terry Cowgill | August 12, 2016 5:30am

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If there’s one rule in politics you can take to the bank, it’s never to behave in a way that invites comparisons to high-profile corrupt politicians who resigned in disgrace. For obvious reasons, whether the epithet is fairly or unfairly hurled, elected officials should avoid being labeled “Nixonian” or the equivalent. It’s sort of bad for your career.

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August 10, 2016

Election Regulators Experience Backlog As Funding Disappears

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 4:17pm

New Haven Register file photo (Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.

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August 9, 2016

Malloy Has Not Received Subpoena From Federal Investigators

by Christine Stuart | August 9, 2016 1:32pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who has been the focus of a state investigation in the past, seemed to be taking in stride them news of the latest federal grand jury probe into his 2014 fundraising efforts.

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August 8, 2016

Replacing Trump on Connecticut Ballot Not As Hard As Other States

by Jack Kramer | August 8, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo If you are a close follower of this year’s wild presidential contest, you’ve been reading the past few days about a hard to believe scenario — Donald Trump either quitting or getting booted as the Republican nominee.

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