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May 19, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill Would Close ‘Gun Show Loophole’

by Jordan Fenster | May 19, 2015 5:30am

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation appear to have taken up legislation to stem the tide of gun violence as a group cause. That’s not to say that other issues have not been taken up by our representatives in Washington — Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-3rd District, for example, has been a powerful advocate for food safety, among other causes — but when it comes to gun violence, there appears to be almost coordinated effort.

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April 24, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Murphy Introduces Judicial Ethics Bill for the SCOTUS

by Jordan Fenster | April 24, 2015 9:45am

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Connecticut’s Sen. Christopher Murphy proposed a resolution this week that would compel the U.S. Supreme Court to adopt a code of ethics, knowing full well that the chances of such a resolution making it to the president’s desk are slim to none.

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April 23, 2015

Gonzalez Changes Vote On Chief Justice, But It’s Not What You Think

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut court system’s loudest critic — Rep. Minnie Gonzalez, D-Hartford — had a change of heart Wednesday about the reconfirmation of Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers.

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April 20, 2015

Election Regulators To Democratic Party: No Way

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 5:30am

State election regulators have denied a motion from the Democratic Party seeking an early ruling on whether one of their election mailers was improperly paid for last year.

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April 15, 2015

Connecticut Lottery Corp. Makes Its Pitch For Keno

by Cara Rosner | April 15, 2015 6:09pm

Christine Stuart photo Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state’s lottery competitive with other states’, while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.

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April 13, 2015

Nasty Email Causes Judiciary Committee To Come To A Screeching Halt

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2015 8:22pm

CTNJ file photo Name calling in a weekend email from a Hartford Democrat brought the Judiciary Committee to a halt on Monday only hours before the committee’s deadline to complete its business.

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April 3, 2015

OP-ED | OMG! The OGA Was Such a Horrible Idea

by Terry Cowgill | April 3, 2015 5:30am

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When Gov. Dan Malloy and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly decided in 2011 to consolidate several agencies, including three of the largest autonomous watchdog units, and essentially put them under his control, he was met with cries of well-earned protest from open-government advocates.

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March 31, 2015

Committee Sends Modified Campaign Finance Bill To The Senate

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2015 12:02pm

In an attempt to reach a compromise with their colleagues in the House, the Senate Democratic caucus modified a campaign finance bill Monday.

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March 30, 2015

Catholic Church Delivers 21,000 Signatures In Opposition to Aid-In-Dying Bill

by Christine Stuart | March 30, 2015 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference delivered 21,000 signatures Monday to the legislature’s Judiciary Committee co-chairs.

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March 25, 2015

OP-ED | It is Time to Place the Public Good Ahead of the Privileged Few

by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm

Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.

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