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May 21, 2018

Connecticut Works To Fend Off Cybersecurity Attacks On Election

by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2018 12:49pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Two days after President Donald Trump eliminated the position of cybersecurity coordinator on the National Security Council, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill convened the second meeting of the Elections Cybersecurity Task Force.

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May 19, 2018

Diversity Discussion Lingers As Party Convention Starts

by Christine Stuart | May 19, 2018 7:27am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Party Chairman Nick Balletto said he’s tried hard to increase diversity in the Democratic Party and he’s being unfairly criticized for the lack of diversity at the top of the ticket.

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May 18, 2018

Gubernatorial Candidate Touts Diversity

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2018 12:34pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT — Perhaps capitalizing on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont’s decision to team up with Susan Bysiewicz, Guy Smith on Friday announced state Rep. Charles Stallworth, of Bridgeport, as his running mate.

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May 11, 2018

ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs

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HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.

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May 8, 2018

House Debates Then Tables Voting Rights Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2018 7:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Juvenile Justice | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The House spent about an hour Tuesday debating and then tabling a bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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April 26, 2018

House Sends National Popular Vote To Senate

by Jack Kramer | Apr 26, 2018 3:30pm
Posted to: Election Policy

HARTFORD, CT—A bill allowing Connecticut to join the National Popular Vote Compact passed the House Thursday by a vote of 77-73.

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April 19, 2018

Early Voting Clears First Hurdle

by Jack Kramer | Apr 19, 2018 5:01pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy

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HARTFORD, CT—A resolution that would ask voters whether to amend the state’s constitution to allow early voting during elections passed the House Thursday by a simple majority.

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April 16, 2018

OP-ED | With a National Popular Vote, Every Vote Will Be Counted

by James Glassman | Apr 16, 2018 9:35pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Election Policy | Equality | Opinion | White House

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I’m now a resident of Washington, D.C., but I lived for 10 years in the beautiful Litchfield County town of Canaan, also known as Falls Village, population 1,081. I am a long-time Republican, having served as Under Secretary of State in the administration of George W. Bush.

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Connecticut Gets Federal Funds To Protect Voting Systems

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 16, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Federal Budget

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HARTFORD, CT –  Connecticut was one of 21 states targeted by hackers in 2016, and while no information was taken from its online voter registration system, the state received $5.1 million in new federal funds to beef up its security.

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March 9, 2018

Independent-Minded Milford Senator To Retire

by Christine Stuart | Mar 9, 2018 7:04pm
Posted to: Education | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Labor | State Budget | Milford

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HARTFORD, CT — Ending what had been a day of speculation, Sen. Gayle Slossberg announced she would not seek re-election this year.

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