December 22, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2014 5:30am
December 17, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 17, 2014 3:43pm
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.
December 12, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | December 12, 2014 5:30am
Now that the greatest Connecticut political corruption trial of my generation has concluded and will likely result in significant jail time for the convict, I can relax, listen to WTIC and wait for its former employee’s sentencing, right?
December 11, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | December 11, 2014 8:12pm
December 4, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2014 12:50pm
Both House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and incoming House Minority Leader Themis Klarides said Thursday that fixing the state’s public financing system is one of the thorny issues they hope to tackle during the upcoming legislative session.
November 11, 2014
by Cheri Quickmire | November 11, 2014 5:30am
Re: Suzanne Bates’ op-ed, “Connecticut’s Publicly Funded Campaign Finance System is a Joke”
There is one thing we agree with Suzanne Bates from the Yankee Institute about, “money gets into politics — to influence.”
November 9, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 9, 2014 12:38pm
The debacle in Hartford on Tuesday morning, which delayed the opening of some polling places, as well as the ballot shortage in Bridgeport during the 2010 election, have highlighted weaknesses in Connecticut’s localized election system.
November 5, 2014
by Cara Rosner | November 5, 2014 4:13pm
November 4, 2014
by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2014 10:27am
(UPATED 3 p.m.) A bizarre sequence of events began early Tuesday when the polls opened in Hartford without voter lists available to workers at some of the city’s polling 24 locations. In some cases people were reportedly turned away while others signed affidavits to verify their identities in order to vote without being checked off the voter list.
October 24, 2014
by Terry D. Cowgill | October 24, 2014 4:30am
When Connecticut voters walk into their polling places on Nov. 4, they’ll experience an uncommon occurrence: they’ll be voting for more than just candidates for office. For reasons that will be explored later in this column, these sorts of ballot questions are unusual in our state. And this one will be notable for its tautological quality: voters will be voting about . . . voting.