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December 22, 2014

Republican Party Reflects On Electoral Process After November Losses

by Christine Stuart | December 22, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo The Republican Party hasn’t won a statewide election in Connecticut since 2006. This year’s defeat has the party leadership questioning where it can improve the electoral process.

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December 17, 2014

Early Legislation Focuses On Term Limits, Campaign Finance

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.

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December 12, 2014

OP-ED | Rowland’s Desperate Attempt To Stay Relevant

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 12, 2014 5:30am

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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?

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December 11, 2014

OP-ED | To Fix Redistricting for 2021, Legislature Must Start Now

by Susan Bigelow | December 11, 2014 8:12pm

Back in 2011 we had an opportunity to redraw our state’s congressional and legislative districts in a way that actually made sense. We blew it.

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December 4, 2014

House Leaders Find Common Ground On Campaign Finance Reform

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2014 12:50pm

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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.

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November 11, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut Legislature Should Close Loopholes to Preserve Citizens Election Program

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.”

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November 9, 2014

Problems at the Polls Highlight Limitations of Locally Operated Election System

by Christine Stuart | November 9, 2014 12:38pm

Christine Stuart file photo 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.

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November 5, 2014

Voters Reject Constitutional Amendment for Early Voting

by Cara Rosner | November 5, 2014 4:13pm

Connecticut voters appear to have rejected a proposed amendment to the state Constitution that would have eased restrictions on absentee voting.

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November 4, 2014

Malloy Campaign Heads to Court After Early Confusion at Hartford Polls; Obama Calls WNPR

by Christine Stuart | November 4, 2014 10:27am

christine stuart photo (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.

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October 24, 2014

OP-ED | Holding My Nose To Vote For Q1

by Terry D. Cowgill | October 24, 2014 4:30am

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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.

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