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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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June 2, 2015

Bill Mandating Accountability For Election Officials Is Headed to Governor’s Desk

by Madeline Stocker | June 2, 2015 3:15pm

CTNJ file photo A bill aimed at establishing stricter standards for registrars of voters received final passage Monday, putting the state one step closer to a more accountable election system.

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May 29, 2015

State Election Regulators Serve Democrats With Investigatory Subpoena; Republicans Draw Line In Sand

by Christine Stuart | May 29, 2015 2:23pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The State Election Enforcement Commission on Friday issued a wide-ranging subpoena to members of the Connecticut Democratic Party and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s campaign seeking documents in an investigation of mailings sent during the 2014 election.

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May 28, 2015

House Passes Significant Campaign Reforms; Will the Senate Take Up the Bill?

by Christine Stuart | May 28, 2015 10:48pm

Christine Stuart file photo Republicans and Democrats in the House united Thursday night to pass legislation that begins to restore the integrity of the state’s campaign finance laws by undoing some of the changes made in 2013. But the legislation’s future in the Senate is uncertain, at best, because there doesn’t appear to be agreement about the bill between the chambers.

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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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