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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 10, 2014

Election Highlights Flaws In Campaign Finance System

by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | November 10, 2014 1:02pm

istockphoto Good government advocates concede that the state’s clean election program may need some work after this year’s election cycle.

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October 29, 2014

Another Day, Another Million In PAC Money

by Kristi Allen | October 29, 2014 9:04pm

shutterstock Another day, another million dollars in PAC money flows into state campaign coffers. Groups supporting Republicans and Democrats spent just over $1 million dollars last week as election season entered its final days.

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5th District Notebook: Esty Defends Opposition To Death Penalty

by Matt DeRienzo | October 29, 2014 9:03am

Matt DeRienzo photo Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty offered a passionate defense of her opposition to the death penalty Tuesday night, a week before voters will decide whether to re-elect her to a second term representing Connecticut’s 5th District.

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October 28, 2014

Which Pols Took The FOI Pledge?

by Hugh McQuaid | October 28, 2014 8:51am

Courtesy of the U.S. Dept. of Justice Comptroller Kevin Lembo and petitioning gubernatorial candidate Joe Visconti were among the 10 percent of Connecticut candidates who have signed a pledge to support the Freedom of Information Act, according to an open government advocacy group.

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October 27, 2014

Ohio Group Enters Connecticut Governor’s Race With $1.17M Donation

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 4:30am

istockphoto Why is an Ohio-based group, which gave $1.17 million Saturday to Grow Connecticut, a Republican affiliated Super PAC, interested in the Connecticut’s governor’s race?

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October 20, 2014

Candidates Squabble Over Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2014 4:30am

CTNJ file photo Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley allowed reporters to inspect a two-page summary of his 2013 federal income tax returns Friday, but that wasn’t enough for Democratic Party Executive Director Jonathan Harris.

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October 10, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Disappearing Middle Class

by Suzanne Bates | October 10, 2014 9:30am

This is one of the best times of year to walk through one of Connecticut’s pretty little towns, with the lingering smell of damp leaves and fair-trade coffee hanging in the chilled air.

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August 22, 2014

Medicaid Payment Deferrals May Continue Into Second Quarter

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2014 2:00pm The federal government has refused to reimburse the state for its expanded Medicaid coverage this year and despite efforts to come to an agreement, the deferrals may continue into September.

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OP-ED | It’s Past Time for Transparency at the State Department of Education

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 22, 2014 8:24am

As soon as the Hartford Courant reported that a state grand jury had issued a subpoena for “all emails of Commissioner Stefan Pryor since January 2012,” it was obvious the controversial head of the state Department of Education was on borrowed time. Frankly, I’m surprised he survived this long.

From the start, Pryor presided over a culture of cronyism and opacity, rather than the transparency Gov. “Dannel” P. Malloy promised. 

Take his funneling of $255,000 in no-bid contracts through the State Education Resource Center, for example.

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