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April 16, 2014

McKinney Returns Donations, Promises Change

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2014 11:36am

Christine Stuart file photo Sen. John McKinney, who is running for governor, was recently forced to refund $500 in donations from five state contractors or prospective contractors who are banned from giving donations.

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April 4, 2014

Elections Regulator Says Connecticut’s Campaign Finance System Will Withstand SCOTUS’ Decision

by Hugh McQuaid | April 4, 2014 3:59pm

Courtesy of the SEEC State Elections Enforcement Commission Chair Anthony Castagno said the SEEC is “troubled” by this week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision removing aggregate campaign contribution caps, but is confident Connecticut’s public financing system will “withstand” the decision.

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March 31, 2014

Friends, Family Send Miles Rapoport To National Stage

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Being hired to head Common Cause, a national government watchdog group, was the equivalent of being appointed to the Supreme Court for Miles Rapoport.

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March 21, 2014

Regulators Dismiss California Fundraising Complaint

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 5:29am

CTNJ file photo Election regulators found Wednesday that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn’t violate any laws during his October fundraising visit to California.

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March 18, 2014

Merrill Not Ready To Mandate Electronic Reporting of Election Results

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2014 7:00am

She would like to get more election results sent to her office electronically, instead of by fax or police escort, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill doesn’t believe it should be mandated.

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March 10, 2014

National Popular Vote Clears First Hurdle

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2014 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo The National Popular Vote Compact got one step closer Friday to becoming law when the Government Administration and Elections Committee forwarded the bill to the Senate with a 9-4 vote.

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March 3, 2014

Merrill Newsletter Didn’t Violate State Statute

by Hugh McQuaid | March 3, 2014 3:51pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo State auditors concluded that Secretary of the State Denise Merrill’s office did not violate any laws when it sent newsletters to around 5,400 residents, but they declined to weigh in on whether the emails were political in nature.

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February 28, 2014

OP-ED | Fever At The Capitol: GOP In Pain

by Terry D. Cowgill | February 28, 2014 6:30am

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Last week had to be an excruciating one for Republicans in Connecticut. As the Grand Old Party gears up for a race against a vulnerable Democratic incumbent governor, the specter of investigations hangs over the Capitol City like a New Year’s Day hangover.

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February 24, 2014

Governor Throws Support Behind National Popular Vote

by Hugh McQuaid | February 24, 2014 5:52pm

Hugh McQuaid File Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threw his support Monday behind a proposal to join other states in casting Connecticut’s Electoral College votes in favor of the presidential candidate who receives the most votes nationally.

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Contractor Writes Another Check To Democratic Party

by Christine Stuart | February 24, 2014 1:00pm

A contractor who was on a list of banned state campaign contributors when he gave $10,000 to the Connecticut Democratic Party has rewritten the check to its federal account.

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