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April 27, 2017

Boughton Makes An Offer to Mattei

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Earlier this week, Chris Mattei, the former federal prosecutor exploring a run for governor announced he wouldn’t accept lobbyist donations and invited other candidates to join him.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Stand Against Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 11:00am

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The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.

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February 22, 2017

Solitary Confinement Cell Makes Its Way To The State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 6:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie He was just one of many Tuesday left by themselves under a fluorescent light in a small cell with a bunk, but unlike the estimated 80,000 inmates nationwide in solitary confinement, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, was able to leave after two hours.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 11:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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September 23, 2016

OP-ED | Striking A Pose For Openness And Efficiency?

by Terry Cowgill | September 23, 2016 5:29am

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Two stories surfaced last week that shed light on the way state government operates and the low regard some officials have for those who act as watchdogs for the people.

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September 15, 2016

Wade Recuses Herself From Merger After Being Pressed for Personal Financial Information

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 3:32pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After attempts by the Office of State Ethics to get information about unvested stock options held by Insurance Commissioner Katharine Wade’s husband fell flat, the commissioner announced Thursday that she would recuse herself from review of the Anthem-Cigna merger.

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September 13, 2016

Ethics Presses Insurance Commissioner For Financial Information

by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo The U.S. Department of Justice may be seeking to block the merger between Anthem and Cigna, but with no ruling in sight until 2017, the Office of State Ethics continues to pursue financial information from Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine Wade.

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August 19, 2016

Malloy Relents, Restores Funding For Watchdog Agencies

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 5:31pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo After criticism from lawmakers and good government groups, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration relented and restored the $183,000 they had proposed to cut from three watchdog agencies.

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August 18, 2016

Murphy to Trump: Release Your Tax Return

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 5:18pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo There is no law requiring presidential candidates to release their individual tax returns to the public, but Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Chris Murphy of Connecticut think there should be, especially if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t going to keep with the tradition.

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August 17, 2016

Dems Decry GOP Use of Same Contractor for Both Senate Republican Sites & Campaign Voter Data

by Christine Stuart | August 17, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Middletown Mayor Dan Drew admitted Tuesday at a news conference in Middletown that they have no evidence that the Senate Republican caucus misused state resources when its website contractor did some additional political consulting work for a handful of campaigns.

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